Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

October 3rd—October 4th

Date details +
    Price.:
  • $200 Program Price
  • $250 Patron Price
  • $95 Other
  • Or pay in accordance with your circumstances (write-in the amount)
Room: Online Program
Program Registration is Closed.
A few years ago, I traveled three times to New York to participate in Social Presencing Theater; it was the most transformative mindfulnesswork I had ever done. It continues to  bring me tremendous joy and a sense of purpose.
 
I am delighted that Arawana is offering this course online so I will not have to travel to New York to experience it again!
 
—Mina Dadgar, Berkeley Shambhala Member

Social Presencing Theater is an innovative social art form that brings the teachings of Shambhala Art into the context of personal reflection and the ego-to-eco system social change paradigm developed by the Presencing Institute

Participants will cultivate embodied personal presence through body-based mindfulness practices; and develop skill in creating healthy, coherent and generative ‘social bodies’ and social fabric through heightened space awareness.

Through the use of both non-verbal techniques and dialogue to inquire into "stuck" situations, we can make underlying patterns more visible. We can illuminate both the current reality and the emerging future possibilities. This supports the ability to access fresh insights, prototype creative paths to transformation, and develop skills for effective and compassionate leadership in the systems and communities we care about most.

Arawana HayashiAbout the Instructor
Arawana Hayashi's work as a choreographer, dancer and educator is deeply sourced in the teachings on art given by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and on her experience in collaborative improvisation. She currently heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute and is an acharya (senior teacher) in Shambhala, a community that links individual basic goodness to the creating of “enlightened” society.

Learn more about the Social Presencing Institute on their website

Watch a video about Social Presencing Theater 

Pricing
Program Price: $200 
Patron Price: $250 
BIPOC Special Price: $95 
Or pay in accordance with your circumstances (write in the amount).

Generosity Policy
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For those who can pay the patron rate, funds will go towards ensuring everyone has access to the weekend. For more information please see our generosity policy. 

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the class to ensure your space and in order to receive the Zoom link for the program. If you register without payment there is no guarantee you will receive the link in time for the program. Please review our generosity policy if you have any questons about payment. 

Contact
If you have questions, please contact JoshuaRaen, manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org

About Zoom
This program will be presented on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, all you need to do is click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

Learn more about Zoom here: https://zoom.us

You can find is a list of Zoom FAQs at this link

 


 

Program Policy
Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program. Our online payment system is set up to accept payment through PayPal.

Generosity Policy
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Work Study
We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

Non Discrimination
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is open to everyone, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

Membership
For information about becoming a Berkeley Shambhala Member, please visit this link.

Visitor Information
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