events & workshops


Please join us for our monthly kirtan. Open to all — bring friends and family!

saturday, apr 25, 6pm
fort greene

Kirtan is a practice of devotional singing in community. We sing the names of the gods and goddesses and contemplate what these deities represent: love, joy, grace, beauty, perseverance, strength, and truth.

Next up: Saturday, April 25, 6-7pm

Save the dates (all Saturdays, 6-7pm):

September 21
October 26
November 16
December 14

January 18
February 29
March 28
April 25
May 16

siri jyoti – prosperity ritual

Join Ambika and Sarah Tomlinson for the Yantra and Mantra Prosperity Ritual known as Siri Jyoti. Bring abundance to your love, health and wealth realms!

saturday april 18, 5-7pm
$40 in advance, $45 at the door
union square
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When: 5-7pm, Please arrive 4pm onwards to help with the Yantra’s creation.
What to bring: Pink Or Yellow Flowers.
Join Ambika and Sarah Tomlinson for the Yantra and Mantra Prosperity Ritual known as Siri Jyoti. Bring abundance to your love, health and wealth realms!
Sarah consecrates the space by mapping out the sacred Sri Yantra design on the ground. The shapes are filled with colored sand, flower petals and objects to adorn this Goddess Yantra. This is followed by a period of chanting with Ambika, guided meditation and movement.
Invoke and amplify your creative intentions in 2020 through this ancient ritual.
*A portion of tonight’s proceeds are going to our dear friend Beth Heyde’s family. Beth’s love for Yantra and Ritual will be celebrated by our time together. Beth recently left her body after a year long journey with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind her young baby daughter and husband Jon.

Sit With It: A Monthly Meditation + Discussion Series

Topic for our next meeting: Action with Sasha, Braeden + Melanie

One saturday a month, Saturday, April 18, 6:00 to 7:30
$15 or Class cards
fort greene
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In these gatherings, we will focus on a meaningful topic through discussion, readings, and meditation. We will turn inward to observe thoughts and feelings, and together consider how meditation practice can lay the groundwork for skillful action. The themes of privilege and justice will underpin and inform all of our conversations.

Organized and hosted by Barbara and Melanie, with monthly guest speakers.

  • Saturday, April 18 (live online) Action with Sasha, Braeden + Melanie

Full series:

  • Saturday, November 9: Joy with Barbara & Melanie
  • Saturday, December 7: Remembering with Aimee Cox & Lauren Benson
  • Saturday, January 25: Compassion with Ashley and Maria Cutrona
  • Saturday, February 15: Listening with Annie, Barbara & Melanie
  • Saturday, April 18: Action with Sasha, Braeden, & Melanie
  • Saturday, May 2: Power with Glenda Carpio
  • Saturday, June 6: Anger with Maria Rubinate
**This series was inspired by “Inwards” .

Livestream Shala Book Club – Indelicacy by Amina Cain

For the next Shala book club, we’ll be reading Indelicacy by Amina Cain. Here’s a review from The New York Times. Please come join us! Sign up online and we will send you a link for the Zoom meeting.

Saturday, April 11, 6-7:30pm
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