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Please find attached the AWSNA newsletter "Inform," a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. Inform September 2012. It can also be found at http://www.
Resources from Waldorf in the Home: This is an exciting transition time for me - the new edition of You Are Your Child's First Teacher has just come out, and Agaf and I have retired from Rainbow Bridge LifeWays Program (it continues under a new name, with another LifeWays Teacher). This is giving me time for more online work, and I hope you'll join me on the blog at Waldorf in the Home and on FaceBook. Wishing you a joyous fall! Rahima (Baldwin Dancy) (09/11)
Zen and the Art of Paintball: The Sacred Path of Warriorship:
Anxiety and the Practice of Meditation: Uncertainty and anxiety are nothing new. 2500 years ago the Buddha’s first teachings after his enlightenment were about ‘dukkha’ – the basic underlying anxiety of our human existence. The fundamental cause of this anxiety is that we are confused about our true nature. Meditation practice slows the speed of habitual discursive patterns and allows us to glimpse our true nature – that simple undistracted awareness beyond creation or fabrication. This class will explore the Buddhist meditation techniques of Shamatha and Vipashayana – settling the mind and recognizing its nature:
Course participants will build an understanding of basic gardening principles; connect gardening principles to school activities and curriculum; and support the creation of school gardens with ideas and planning time.
The course will be offered on Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7 from 4:30 – 7:00PM at Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton. The cost of the course is $50/person. To maximize the benefits and experience, it is encouraged that several people (teachers, cooks, parents, librarians, etc.) from the same school community enroll in the course.
For more information and to register online go to extension.umaine.edu/york/programs/school-garden-101/. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Mother of Purl Yarn Shop - where fiber friends connect: Knit one, then, crochet one more! Mother of Purl Yarn Shop welcomes Merriconeag friends and families! We carry Noro Yarns, Brown Sheep, Mountain Colors, OPAL sock yarns, Cascade, Sirdar and JUST ARRIVED, Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool! We also carry Romney Ridge Farm Yarns (grown, spun and dyed in Maine) Needles and notions, decorative carry-along threads and are just getting in some needle felting supplies. Classes will begin in October to learn the basics or just to build your skills. All levels welcome. Weekly adult ‘Sit and Knit’ begins this Thursday from 6 to 8pm in the store. New product are arriving weekly! Come and Susan Pennoyer (former MWS parent) and Sharon Blatchford (former MWS grandparent) look forward to meeting you and your family.
4 Weeks of Mindful Mothering Workshop with Meghan Nathanson: September 28th - October 19th (4 Friday evening classes), 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm, JAI YOGA, 314 Fort Andross Bldg, Brunswick, ME