Lunch Break Meditation – Wednesdays 12 p.m. to 12:45, September 13 – November 8
While meditation and mindfulness have become more popular in mainstream culture, methods to develop present moment awareness have been part of many different cultures for centuries. Practicing presence in meditation, with curiosity, kindness, and non judgment, supports wise, compassionate, and peaceful engagement with our world. Join us for a weekly noontime retreat to practice meditation together. It’s an opportunity to rest and refresh. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.
This peace and wellness class is open to practitioners of all levels of skill from beginners to the devoted. Missy Dodge’s Hatha Yoga combines Vinyassa flow with Anusaura alignment principles. Students will work on finding a balance of effort and ease, and increasing their strength and flexibility.
Bring a mat, and wear comfortable clothing. Cost is $15.
September 19, 8:30-10.
October 10, 8:30-10.
November 7, 8:30-10.
Natalia King (Raj Amrit) utilizes Kundalini Yoga to guide her students with love and care, providing variations as needed so that any student may find comfort and an improvement in their health. During this relaxation a gong is sounded to cleanse one’s subconscious and wake them to a transcendent state of awareness.
Bring a mat, blanket, and pillow. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Cost is $15.
Wednesday, September 27, 9-10:30AM
Wednesday, October 18, 9-10:30 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 9-10:30 AM
HREI Book Club
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 The Warmth of the Suns: Epic story of America’s Great
Migration by Isabel Wilkerson 1,998 reviews 5 stars, non-fiction as story
With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.
Wednesday, November 20, 2017 The Help by Katheryn Stockett 9,717 reviews 4.5 stars (group) fiction
Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town.
Panel Discussion and Athlete Pledge
October 24, 6:30 p.m. Unity through Diversity in Sports
A panel of athletes and coaches from professional and amateur ranks will discuss the physical and societal challenges they face competing in sports and the potential for sports to serve as a platform for inclusion and celebrating diversity. These student athlete pledges will kick off a promotion of the values of respect, diversity, tolerance and fairness for their teams to combat all forms of discrimination and promote an inclusive society. This effort is sponsored by the United Nations. Sign-up at HREI.org is required to attend. Call 208-292-2359 or email JLaster@HREI.org to reserve your spot.
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