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July 25th, 2011 by

A unique experiential approach that brings joy, mindfulness, imagination, spontaneity & play into life & the creative process.

Free Introductory Workshop: Tues. Sept. 6, 7:30-10pm

8 Week Session:
Tuesdays, Sept. 13 – Oct. 1
$90-$110 (some scholarships available)

Location: Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside, #104 (enter from parking lot)

Reservation Info:
[email protected]

This workshop is suitable for everyone interested in exploring creativity, presence and being in-the-moment. We also like to laugh a lot and have a lot of fun!

We will explore:
• Developing moment to moment awareness and presence
• Playing with the expressive possibilities of movement, sound and spoken word.
• Improvising with structures that encourage authenticity and develop imagination
• Collaborating with others through empathy.
• Developing comfort communicating with an audience
• Working from a foundation of joy & alert relaxation in both life & art.

Anet Ris-Kelman was Scott Kelman’s assistant for over 10 years, is a member of the Tuesday Group & performs in Portland & LA. She danced professionally in NYC with Daniel Nagrin’s improvisation group, ‘The Workgroup’, and in LA with the ‘Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble”, among others. Her video art poems won a national prize and have shown internationally. She has received grants from the City of LA for theater and video projects.

What people are saying about the workshops:
• “This amazing work, that Anet teaches so brilliantly, has informed and benefited everything I have done: as a teacher, workshop facilitator, performer, mindset coach, and entrepreneur. “Can ‘presence’ be taught?” Anet proves that the answer to that question is a resounding yes! This work rocks!”
• “These are invaluable tools for performance that enable greater focus & fresh approaches.”
• “Anet is a wonderfully direct and present teacher and the work is deeply challenging and fun.”
• “This work helped me to be more conscious-in-self rather than self-conscious.”
• “Transformative”, “Direct skill training in how to stay present”, “Fun”

Tonglen Request for Richard Dailey

July 25th, 2011 by

Dear Portland Shambhala Community

Please include sangha member Richard Dailey in your tonglen practice, who recently underwent surgery to remove a quickly growing, cancerous brain tumor. Treatment options and future care are yet to be determined.

Thank you.

Rayna Jacobson
Head of Community Care
Portland Shambhala Center

Car Wanted To Purchase

July 18th, 2011 by

Dear Sangha,

After 3+ years of carlessness, I’ve decided that I can lead a fuller life in Portland if I have a set of wheels! I’m going to be a full-time student here this fall (plans have changed and I’m not moving to the Bay Area this year) and a reliable car would be very helpful for commuting, as well as helping me get out of town when the urge strikes.

Please let me know if you or anyone you know has a reliable car for sale! Ideally, I’m looking for a Toyota or Honda under $2000, no older than 1990, automatic transmission (though manual is ok too), with less than 200k miles, that runs well. I’m somewhat flexible however, if you know of a good car for sale that doesn’t meet all of these preferences.

Any information you can pass along would be appreciated! Please email
me at rjamieson84 at gmail.com

Thank you!


Tonglen Request for Lesa Ricci’s Stepfather

July 18th, 2011 by

Please include in your tonglen practice Bill Oblinger, the husband of Lesa Ricci’s mother, Kathy Oblinger. Bill had a stroke on Thursday, 7/14. As he is the primary caregiver for Lesa’s mother, who has Parkinson’s disease, this is a very challenging situation for the family who lives in Ohio.

Need rental Aug.- Nov. while undergoing medical treatment

July 11th, 2011 by

Dear Sangha Members in the Portland Community,

I am seeking a rental apartment from August 1 through November for my young nephew who will be undergoing a stem cell transplant in july. He is in need of a location within 15 minutes of the OHSU campus. If anyone is aware of any available housing that would match these needs will you please email me at: [email protected]

With appreciation,
Catherine Phelps

Tonglen Request for Linda Willow’s Uncle

July 11th, 2011 by

I’m requesting tonglen for my dear Uncle Bob Kase who is in hospice care for stage 4 cancer, and who suffers from sadness and distress. He is a great and open-hearted man and I admire him so much, wishing I could be closer (he lives across country, surrounded by loving wife, kids and grandkids).

Thank you!

Linda Willow