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August 2018

White Bird Now Free Walk-in Counseling & Referral

August 14 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, 97401
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White Bird offers free, confidential walk-in counseling and referral for individuals at the Downtown Eugene Public Library. This service is available Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   In brief sessions, professional White Bird staff provide a listening ear, emotional support, information about local resources, and practical problem-solving assistance.   The new walk-in service at the Downtown Library is supported by a one-year grant from Lane County. The…

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Meditation class

August 14 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Learn how to use meditation to improve our daily lives and develop lasting inner peace and happiness. This class begins and ends with guided meditations that are suitable for both beginning and advanced practitioners. A teaching will also be given about the meditation based on Buddhist texts. Please feel free to drop by for any class. All are welcome!

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Meditation Tuesday

August 14 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 25, 2018

783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala Center, 783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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Join us for Shamatha, or calm-abiding meditation practice, with both sitting and walking meditation. Free and open to the public every Tuesday evening. Donations gladly accepted to help with facility costs.  We offer meditation instruction during Meditation, Dharma and Discussion and Learn to Meditate workshops help monthly, please see calendar for dates and times. On rare occasion we do need to reschedule so please verify on our website calendar particularly on national holidays.

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Meditation Tuesday

August 14 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 2018

783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala, 783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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Empower, jump start or renew your meditation practice by sitting with others. Every Tuesday. Join us for Shamatha, or calm-abiding meditation practice, with both sitting and walking meditation. Free and open to the public every Tuesday evening.  We offer meditation instruction during Meditation, Dharma and Discussion and Learn to Meditate workshops help monthly, please see calendar for dates and times. https://eugene.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/ If you arrive late, please ring the door-bell. Donations gladly accepted to help cover facility costs. On rare occasion we do…

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NAMI Lane County’s Campus Connection Group

August 14 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. No registration required. For more information please contact NAMI Lane County at 541-343-7688.

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Working with Emotions

August 15 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala, 783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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This is a 5 week course beginning August 15, 2018 Confused, wild emotions can dominate us in obvious and subtle ways. Without suppressing feelings or acting them out, Buddhist meditation works with emotions directly. The energy of emotions becomes the basis for developing wisdom and compassion. The ground is experiencing the pain and confusion of emotions, and looking for a way to work with them. The path or process of working with emotions is explored. The fruition leads to further…

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Pet Grief Support Group

August 15 • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Ongoing

A safe place for your grief when a companion animal has died, has become lost, or has been given up. Although the ways our pets leave us can be different, we all grieve the hole in our life when it happens. Be with people who understand your responses and concerns. Learn from each other’s experiences and from research on bereavement and human-animal relationships. Offer and receive support. This facilitated peer support group meets nearly every week at this time. Office…

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Pet-Care Coping Support Group – end of life, serious illness, need to re-home…

August 15 • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Ongoing

A safe place to connect with people who understand what you and your pet are going through - when your animal companion is aging, has a serious or terminal injury or illness, or needs to be given up. Explore coping techniques, self-care practices, and other resources. Share your concerns. Offer and receive support. Learn from each other’s experiences. This facilitated peer support group meets nearly every week at this time. Office is centrally located for Eugene/Springfield and for Lane county.…

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Meditation class – How to Transform Your Life

August 15 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

In depth study of Buddhist topics starting with the text How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Guided meditations are part of the class. A free ebook is available for download at: How to Transform Your Life.  Previous experience is not necessary and drop ins are welcome. You will gain the most from this class if you make it a regular part of your weekly schedule.

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NAMI Lane County Connections group Florence

August 15 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. No registration required. For more information please contact NAMI Lane County at 541-343-7688.

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Hearing Voices and Extreme States Discussion/Support Group

August 16 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

This group is a safe, accepting, peer‐led place to share and explore experiences such as hearing voices, having visions, or having unusual ways of experiencing or making sense of the world. We will discuss questions such as: What does it mean to have these experiences? Are they best thought of as illness, or as a reaction to trauma, or as spiritual, or as a possibly valuable part of mental diversity? What are the most helpful ways of coping with and…

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Lane County NAMI LGBTQIA+ Connection Group

August 16 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

For self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are 18 & over and live with mental health challenges. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. No registration required. For more information please contact NAMI Lane County at 541-343-7688.

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NAMI Lane County’s Friends and Family Support Group in Eugene, OR

August 16 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

NAMI Resource Ctr., 2411 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Eugene, United States
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The first Thursday is reserved for graduates of the Family to Family class.  2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays are open to anyone.  This group is for family members/loved ones/friends of someone living with a mental illness. No registration required. For more information please contact NAMI Lane County at 541-343-7688

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Friday Night Sound Healing at Pura Vida Glamping Getaway

August 17 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Pura Vida Glamping Getaway, 45560 South Gate Creek Road
Vida, 97488
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Enjoy healing crystal bowls tuned to the powerful frequencies of our bodies in a gorgeous natural setting at Pura Vida Glamping Getaway. Bring a yoga mat or cushion to lay on for a 30 minute blissfully relaxing and transformative experience by the Mckenzie River.

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Learn to Meditate

August 17 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala, 783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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Whether you are new to meditation and would like to try it or ready to renew your practice, this is a class for you! The instructor will walk you through the techniques of meditation and offer practical ways to incorporate it into your life. https://eugene.shambhala.org/learn-to-meditate/ If you arrive late, please ring the door-bell. Donations gladly accepted to help cover facility costs. On rare occasion we do need to reschedule so please verify on our website calendar particularly on national holidays.

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Saturday Meditation

August 18 • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
783 Grant St Open Sky Shambhala, 783 Grant Street
Eugene, 97402
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Join us for an opportunity to practice sitting and walking meditation for an extended period of time.  Open to the public.  You are welcome to enter or leave the shrine room any time during the morning. No meditation experience is required. If you arrive late, please ring the door-bell. On rare occasion we must reschedule, we recommend you check website calendar to confirm no changes to the schedule particularly on national holidays. To support the work of Open Sky, we…

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