Local environmental organization Neighbors Allied For Good Growth (NAG) is currently hiring for a full-time Environmental Justice Program Manager. For one of their most well-known projects, NAG created an online interactive ToxiCity Map, to map out environmental conditions in the neighborhood for all to see. They also do a lot of community advocacy, soil testing and sustainability outreach. Continue reading
Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum will be hosting the Drepung Gomang monks July 31–August 5 for a week of events open to the public. The main event will be the construction of a sand mandala as well as many other unique opportunities to be with the monks. All of the events are by donation and for the purpose of bringing peace and an understanding of Tibetan culture to the greater community.
The monk’s visit is in honor of the life, dedicated service, and birthday of the Elder Brother, Sat Guru Dr. Jose Manuel Estrada, a teacher in the lineage of Maestro Manuel Rufino, recognized elder in the Taino tradition and visionary guiding the Golden Drum and Sacred Arts Research Foundation.
The purpose of the Sacred Art Tour is to share and preserve Tibetan culture which overflows with spiritually artistic expression. The monks bring teachings of ancient ways and beliefs that do, even now, create the possibility of global peace, non-violent conflict resolution, compassion, and wisdom.
The Monks will be creating a beautiful sand mandala and teaching a workshop on how to construct your own, presenting cultural pageant performances that include dance, song, chant and a fascinating example of the debate monks use to train their thinking, sharing teachings about the main tenants of Buddhism and meditation, leading a Puja/prayer offering, and presenting a traditional Tibetan cooking class and dinner.
The tour will take place at Golden Drum (97 Green Street, Suite G1, Brooklyn, NY 11222) and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green Street, G55, Brooklyn, NY 11222). A full schedule of events can be found here.
Hosh Yoga’s 10 week Children’s Yoga Series is back for another semester and Greenpointers get 20% off with Discount code “Namaste”! Your little yogis will work on their strength and flexibility while improving their body coordination with music and games throughout class.
Classes are offered in a 10 class series because little ones are more successful in yoga when they can get into a rhythm with the routines. When students of this age come regularly, they get a chance to play more games because the group dynamic becomes consistent and sweet friendships are formed.
Schedule and details:
Tuesday’s May 15 – July 31, 2018
Ages 2-4: 4:00-4:45 pm
Ages 5-8: 5:00-5:45 pm
Price: $145 for all 10 Classes
Greenpointers Readers Special Discount: “Namaste” for 20% off 10 Kids Yoga Classes.
To Register visit: hoshyoga.org/hosh-kids
FREE Trial Classes: May 1 and May 8, 2018
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