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Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-9pm
The Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of cake shop. It’s a one day pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of special cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other treats donated by local bakers. The baked goods are gray on the outside and sometimes colored on the inside to symbolize hope – all to encourage conversation about mental health issues, we all know someone who is struggling. The Depressed Cake Shop offers a unique platform to talk about mental illness. With 1 in 5 people affected by some type of mental health issue, we all know someone. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker, we’re all touched by it. Baby Blues Connection focuses on providing free support for mothers and families coping with perinatal mood disorders- depression, anxiety, stress related to welcoming a child. “We’re always working to reduce stigma and create a dialogue where parents can express - in a supportive and non-judgmental environment - exactly how they are feeling without shame or blame,” said Angie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Baby Blues Connection. “We’ve partnered with Depressed Cake Shop, a worldwide grassroots movement to raise awareness about our common struggles. No one should suffer alone, be it from Postpartum Depression or any other mental health condition.” The Depressed Cake Shop started in the UK in 2013 and has since become a worldwide grassroots collective with Depressed Cake Shops popping up all over the world.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
An Evening with Kaira Jewel Lingo: "Intimate with Life, Intimate with the World: Applying the Mantras of True Love" Purchase tickets: An evening of practice with Kaira Jewel Lingo (formerly Sister Jewel), now a lay dharma teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. A talk about inner and outer healing and transformation, personal practice, and engaging with injustice in the world. Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and compassion internationally, with a focus on children, families, and young people. An ordained nun of fifteen years in Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing, she is now a lay dharma teacher, leading retreats in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Brazil, India, and Southern Africa, and offering mindfulness programs in schools. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh's, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She also leads regular retreats for people of color, activists, and artists. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology, and spiritual practice. She is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. In spring 2015 she was spiritual practitioner in residence at Schumacher College, an ecological college, in the United Kingdom. Sliding scale of suggested donations: $8, $12, $15. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. See a video of Kaira Jewel Lingo speaking here: