What’s New at Against the
Don’t let the lack of entries fool you into believing there is nothing new going on. There’s a new year coming and we’ll have a new sitting group on Friday evenings in Santa Monica. We’ve already started a group on Thursday evenings in Sherman Oaks. A new LGBTQ group will meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month in Melrose and begins January 10. There’s a lot of energy around sangha activities so keep watching your email and the website for movie nights, roller skating parties, sangha socials and more. There are a lot of exciting classes planned for next year also, so please stay tuned. And what’s new with you?
We’ve got lots of new stuff going on. There’s a new sitting group in Sherman Oaks on Thursday night. For more info, see the Weekly Class section of the website. We’ve also got a list of Recommended Books that many of you have been asking for. You can find it under the Community/Resources section on the website or click here: Reading List.
We’ve also revised our Monthly Supporter premiums so check that out here. And we have a new Forum on the website so you can chat, start an on-line group, blog, get retreat rideshares and so on. Click here to check out the Virtual Community, or just click Connections on the website.
Today we signed a one-year lease for the Santa Monica facility. We have the place without threat of eviction until August 31, 2011. Thank you to the 29 people who chipped in to help bridge the gap. We can use more support so don’t feel it’s too late to help out. And, stay tuned for party info. We’re gonna celebrate!
We’ve posted our Financial data through June 2010. The outlook is a little grim but we’re determined to stay afloat and we will with your help. Check it out and see where your Against the Stream is right now. Call or write if you have any questions.
The excitement is building around here about the Auction in September and the Sit-a-Thon in October. Both of these are fundraisers to support Against the Stream, our programs and our scholarship funds. These both offer a way for YOU to become involved. To find out how, check out our AUCTION page or the SIT-A-THON page.
are just about there and have approached the Santa Monica landlord
about signing a long term lease. We still need a few more people to help
with the extra monthly lease so click here if you’d like to help.
Qi-Gong at Against the Stream. We’re thrilled to announce that we will begin a weekly Qi-Gong class starting July 27. Dror Aloni held the very successful workshop last month and he will teach a class Tuesday afternoons, 5:30-6:45, on Melrose. He will also hold a workshop in Santa Monica on July 31. We hope to get him to do more as his schedule allows.
We’re also starting a drive to raise funds so we can sign a long-term lease in Santa Monica. For info on the current situation and how you can help. please CLICK HERE.
The MBSR class originally scheduled to start June 8, has been moved back one week and the new start date is now June 15, at an off-site location. There is still room in this class and if you’re interested in signing up, please contact the teacher, Gloria Kamler, directly at [email protected], or call 310.450.4541.
Check out the six new one minute videos that show Noah, Mary, Enrique, Kevin, Jordan and Lysistrata talking about Against the Stream, Buddhism and meditation. Thanks to Jayson Moyer for putting these together.
We’ve created a new Facebook group for anyone to post activities. If you’re in the LA or Southern California area and know about something going on that might be of interest to the crew, post, invite some company and go. Or wanna do a hike? Post it and go. Wanna hit a movie? Post it and go. This is your community… .
Send any questions or comments to [email protected]. Thanks!