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Veronika
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Thanks Tine, the Pandemic fears talk of Tara Brach was a really good tip!

I gathered some ideas for families, it can be challenging staying in lockdown with an active toddler.

What we do to steam off some energy:

  • Build activity parcours through the living room
  • Watch children sports class for free on YouTube, like PE with Joe, who updates a new video every day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy1yab7jAcU
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga offers Yoga sessions with different themes around popular characters like Frozen https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ
  • Play hide and seek (and the parents take a lot of time to search and breath deeply ;))

I'm not a big fan of a lot of screen time for the littles ones, but there are some interesting offers that I find useful:

  • At Arte you find Pippi Longstocking Opera: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/093005-000-A/pippi-langstrumpf-in-der-oper/
  • Zoos and Aquariums are doing little videos and showing their animals in little clips, for example the Zoo in Munich, GER or the Aquarium in Georgia, USA
  • Museums can also be exciting for children: Why don't you let them choose one part of the exhibition to draw/draft/knead? Some museums that offer free online tours are here https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/13-museums-you-can-visit-online-during-your-quarant

I  know there is much more out there, theatres, music classes, just have a go in the search engine. But as @Tine said, it all can, nothing must. I for my part don't have the feeling to have time for all these great offers. Or at least, only one every other day. Because with homeoffice, cooking, household chores and playing with the toys we would need real holidays to get into special crafting.

So, just ideas, no pressure. But this week I don't know yet what we'll be doing: Any more ideas?

Tine
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Here's some more:

  • 02.04.2020 5:00 PM CET Lewis Rossignol teaches collage live on youtube
  • 03.04.2020 9:30 AM PST Science of Happiness webinar with our partners at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center on Facebook live
  • Free video training and live webinar via conscious life
  • Spiritual Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Harvard Divinity School
  • Learn about coping skills on positivepsychology.com (hint: watching cute kitten videos on youtube is one of them!)
  • Each Monday at 7pm-8pm EST online Medicine Buddha Practice and more with Lama Rod Owens
  • Gretchen Rubin has daily conversations on Instagram Live: Coping with COVID-19 for Hacks, Encouragement, and Connection.
Tine
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As I am collecting resources from all the newsletters I receive I think instead of boredom I am getting Fomo... 😄 As I'm working for happiness.com I get a lot of related newsletters with really nice offers but when should I ever do all of that. Well, that's one thing to be grateful right there. Having too many options to choose from! Wow!

  • Plum Village offers a great resource of recorded Dharma talks and guided meditations to watch on youtube
  • mindfulleader.org offers regular meditation sessions for which you can signup here and lots of other great resources like articles

Here I updated my earlie posts so that the live events are grouped together

Tine
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I attended "facing uncertainty with Frank Ostaseski" yesterday. I have to report that it was amazing. A short meditation, a talk by him about the five invitations and breakout circles with around six people in each group sharing our ideas around those. 

5 stars! Highly recommended!

 

Those "A dose of togetherness" meetings are organized by Reimagine (Reimagine envisions a world in which we are all able to reflect on why we're here, prepare for a time when we won't be, and live fully right up until the end.) in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkely (with whom we are also partnering by regularly sharing some of their amazing articles on the happiness magazine.) They take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Sign up here if you are sure to attend as places are filling up fast. 

Tine
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18.04.2020/ 19.04.2020 free world premiere of the film "Already free"       “When you connect with your True Self, you connect with everything in the universe and with your destiny.” — Dorrie

Resources for challenging times by the SAND community

 

 

Berta
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In my experience so far - maybe because I am retired anyway - I am busier than ever.

There's so much to do in the garden, I am trying to maintain a bit of a daily movement practice and daily meditation and then there are the many events that are suddenly available. I might just call it quarantine fomo. It looks like for some it's a time for boredom and forced intorspection and for others exactly the opposite. I can only imagine how it would be with small kids trying to juggle homeoffice tasks in addition.

However I'll be squeezing in a workshop today but it is in German. It's organized by creative mornings which is a worldwide movement offering lectures for the creative community. Check it out. 🙂

Candy
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I joined most of the Embodied yoga summit sessions last week and it was AMAZING!

From May 16-20 there's another FREE online event series called The Embodied Connection Conference.

It's probably completely unrelated to the above mentioned summit, but I have high hopes. Who else wants to join? 😁

Tine
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@Candy I have signed up, but I don't know how much time I can make for sessions. 🙂 There's a lot happening, but I attended an embodiment session once and found it really insightful, so I'll try my best to participate.

06.05.2020 2pm ET 8pm CET Finding Calm and Contentment in Turbulent Times with Rick Hanson. The author of "Hardwiring happiness" and "Buddha’s Brain" one of the authors in our Top 10 Mindfulness books. This event is organized by the Shambhala Mountain Center.

each wednesday 7:30pm EDT 1:30am CET Tara Brach hosts a meditation class each Wednesday - 30min of Vipassana meditation and a 1h Dharma Talk. Tara Brach hosted an Online Satsang but it was full within the shortest time.

 

 

 

 

Tine
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Tonight I'll be attending Finding Calm and Contentment in Turbulent Times with Rick Hanson. I am trying to attend 1 to 2 classes per week. This sounds like very little, but despite not going out I seem to have no extra time on my hands.

On Saturday at 8pm CET there is a live Satsang with Tara Brach that I signed up for. Which is already sold out again. This is not for free. Though 5 - 15$ are reasonable. Especially give how many of her talks and guided meditations I have listend to for free.

09.05.2020 - 09.07.2020 Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love I have attended several of their "Dose of togetherness" events and they are really wholesome and building connection over tough topics. I will let their vision speak for them: "Reimagine envisions a world in which we are all able to reflect on why we’re here, prepare for a time when we won’t be, and live fully through the end. In facing death, we begin to live fully."

 

Tine
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being & doing conference: REPLAYS OF ALL SPEAKER SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL THURSDAY 12 Midnight Eastern Time (U.S.) including Jeff Foster, Dan Siegel, Aisha Salem, Lama Rod Owens, Tami Simon and others

Tine
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How about the quaratine bingo that our friends over at happify made?

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Tine
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June 24-28: RE-AWAKEN a free online event presented by Lion's Roar "Cultivate mindfulness, loving-kindness, and positive change for yourself and our world with wise guidance from 16 renowned spiritual teachers and activists."


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