A Healing Circle Event w/ Guest Frans Stiene

Join us for a very special evening Reiki Healing Circle with guest Reiki Master- Frans Stiene.

When we meet in Circle, it is with the intention to hold everyone in a sacred space with the purpose of nurturing ourselves as part of a healthier humanity. Reiki shared increases compassion for oneself and others and supports a shift from surviving to thriving. Reiki is a subtle healing practice that supports body, mind, and spirit, prompts an overall calming, balancing, and healing response that enhances health and well-being. Reiki practitioners will be providing an abbreviated Reiki Treatment for all participants.

Dates & Time: Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Presenters: Beryl Hay with Guest Frans Stiene and Organizer Andrea Kartika Deierlein

Fee: $20


About the Presenters

Beryl Hay, Reiki Master Teacher, began her career at IBM, and transitioned to the nonprofit area. She transformed herself into the holistic world through independent study courses, continuing education credits and has studied with several Traditional Reiki Master Teachers.

Frans Stiene, is a co-founder of the International House of Reiki , is also the author of The Inner Heart of Reiki and Reiki Insights. Frans is a senior teacher, Reiki Master, for the International House of Reiki. Apart from teaching all three levels of the system of Reiki and specialized classes, he offers limited one-on-one training sessions for students and one hour Reiki treatments on his teaching tours.


Canceled: Resilience for Caregivers

This workshop is designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for others. The natural stresses of day-to-day can become overwhelming, particularly when someone cared for is in the throes of experiencing a health, or emotional crisis.

Resilience Care is an approach to care giving that incorporates mindfulness practice, presence and awareness. In this series, you will discover the resilient impact that compassionate action has for both caregiver and for those who receive the benefit of that care. Neuroscience research has demonstrated the effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based techniques in person centered healing. This may include care for the caregiver as well as others in need of wellness. Mindfulness practices are explored and used, particularly by humanitarian aid workers and care teams in educational, medical and home based environments.

In this workshop, we will explore the history of healing from a research based, cultural and spiritual perspective. We will mindfully discuss adverse childhood experiences that impact on care-giving, and explore experiential contemplative strategies and methods to alleviate stress through:

  • Knowing What You Value
  • Embodying Presence
  • Cultivating Interdependent Awareness
  • Broadening Systemic Communication Modalities
  • Balancing Individual Capacity vs. Need

Who Should Attend

Professionals working in care environments, including doctors, nurses, counselors, educators, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and Aid workers. Family members who are directly responsible for the care of a loved one would benefit by these workshops as well.

Date & Time:We are no longer offering this program.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please visit our program calendar for a list of upcoming programs.  https://mariandale.org/events/

Presenter: Joy Baum, MSEd, PD

Fee: $60 (includes lunch)


About the Presenter:

Joy Baum MSEd, PD, brings her many years of experience in integrated contemplative education and counseling to members of the local and international community. She is senior leader of the Tergar Meditation Community in Garrison , NY, Clinical Professor of Education at Queens College; CUNY & Educational Co-Director & Consultant at Inhabit Retreats LLC. 

The Art of Well-Being: Loving Kindness, Compassion, & Generosity

Well-being is a skill that can be learned and cultivated; no different than learning how to play the violin. The intimate link between well-being and meditation has been carefully studied by Western scientists for decades now, revealing the potent benefits of developing the ability to be present. The traditional, tried-and-true meditation practices, however, fail to engage many modern Americans.

Friday, February 8, 2019: Loving Kindness, Compassion, & Generosity

Loving Kindness and Compassion meditation is an ancient practice known for emotional healing, mood enhancement, and overall mental well-being. It facilitates a kinder relationship within ourselves and toward others, increasing our sense of social connection. It transforms how we think, feel, and operate in the world in positive ways beyond the time that we spend practicing it. Free-writing enhances its power and facilitates the integration of these benefits between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Learn this life-changing practice and how it can transform your relationships, mood, and outlook on life.

Date & Time: Friday, February 8, 2019 from 10am to 3pm

Presenter: Amy Reyer

Fee:  $55 (includes hot lunch)


About the Presenter

Amy Reyer, PhD, has an academic background in psychology and cultural studies and is trained in the Vipassanā/Insight meditation tradition. She trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She leads weekly meditation groups in Croton and Garrison, NY.

Four Heavenly Abodes: Workshop Series

Explore these practices to open the heart. The four Heavenly Abodes are Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. These four practices have been linked to true love, a way out of all of the unhealthy emotions and attachments that keep us unhappy. These practices are the very nature of an enlightened person, a person who sees the world with love for all beings and everything. Come to learn the beauty and peace of these teachings and experience meditations that will help you develop these practices. We will cover each one of these heavenly abodes on separate days over four Monday sessions.

Date & Time: Four Mondays, from 10am to 2pm

Part 1: Loving Kindness, Sept. 10

Part 2: Compassion, Oct. 8

Part 3: Joy, Nov. 12

Part 4: Equanimity, Dec. 10

Presenters: Fernando Camacho, Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong

Fee: $40 per session



About the Presenter

Fernando Camacho, MD is an ordained lay Buddhist priest of the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group of Vietnamese Zen lineage committed to developing ecumenical bridges and relationships across all religious traditions. Fernando is also a practicing medical oncologist in the Bronx and is the Director of the Community Oncology Program of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

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