Week of 7/13 – Open Center LIVE Events – Indigenous Traditions & Meditation with Sharon Salzberg & Michael Gelb
Wednesday, July 15, 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST
Open Center LIVE with Toñita Gonzales, Indigenous Traditions
Join the conversation on Facebook Live with Toñita Gonzales, a traditional curandera (Mexican folk healer). Learn about Curanderismo, (the practice of healing) and how curanderos use indigenous wisdom, ritual, sweating, medicinal plants and the elements of wind, fire, water and the earth to bring healing to their communities.
Learn more about these healing practices and rituals in Tonita’s upcoming programs:
Friday, July 17 | Free Intro: Indigenous Traditions
Friday, July 24 | Healing with Cacao Ceremony
Saturday, July 25 until, July 26 | Healing with Traditional Indigenous Foods
Saturday, August 1 until, August 2 | Creating Plant Remedies for Healing
Thursday, July 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Open Center LIVE with Michael Gelb & Sharon Salzberg, Meditation off the Cushion
“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively,” Sharon Salzberg
In this episode of Open Center LIVE, we bring together Sharon Salzberg and Michael Gelb, both best selling authors and teachers who’ve spent their careers exploring the relationship of stillness in motion and motion in stillness. Listen in as they share their collective wisdom about taking your meditation practice off of the cushion and out into the world.
Be sure to sign-up for their upcoming workshop, Stillness in Motion, Motion in Stillness, on Sunday, July 26 and Sharon’s evening event Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves & the World on Friday, July 31.
*Preregister and receive a reminder notification 15 minutes before each event.
More on The Presenters
Toñita Gonzales works internationally and is a traditional curandera (folk healer) with a clinic in Mexico and New Mexico. She and Rita Navarrette Perez co-founded La Cultura Cura, a non-profit in Mexico and teach at the University of New Mexico. They have also taught at: the Smithsonian, Texas Holocaust Museum, Pacifica Clinics in LA and Hospitals. Rita is a professor of traditional medicine at Centro de Desarollo Humano Hacia la Comunidad in Cuernavaca, Mexico. They specialize in sobadas (hands- on healing), limpias (energetic cleansing), Mayan acupuncture, platicas (heart-to-heart healing), temazcal (Meso-American sweat lodge), medicinal plants.
Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius-thinking to personal and organizational development. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and many others, including The Art of Connection, Body Learning, and Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World (coauthored with Raj Sisodia of The Healing Organization). Michael began teaching meditation in the corporate world in 1979. He is a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, a 5th degree black belt in aikido, a former professional juggler who performed with the Rolling Stones, and the originator of the acclaimed Super Qi Summit. Michael works with aspiring leaders who seek to live creative, integrated, and meaningful lives.
Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a bestselling author. She has played a pivotal role in bringing meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture since 1974. Sharon is cofounder of The Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, MA. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness; her seminal work, Lovingkindness; and, most recently, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection, among many others. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth and relatable teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. Her writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. Sharon is also the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with 90+ episodes featuring interviews with top leaders and voices in the meditation and mindfulness movement.