Mind & Body
On Thursday, December 1, from 4 to 5 p.m., Cindy Gogan will demonstrate Kundalini Yoga and how to balance the mental, physical and nervous energies of the body at the Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections. Space is limited; call 802-824-4343 to register. There is no charge to attend. Neighborhood Connections is located in the Mountain Marketplace, next to the Londonderry Post Office.
Mountain CommUnity Yoga (MCY) at Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry is now offering two community yoga classes each week, making yoga affordable and accessible for all, on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m. The class fee is $5 cash, and you can drop in anytime. More information and the class schedule can be found at mountaincommunityyoga.com.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, in its employee cafeteria. This drive provides an opportunity to make a double donation of red blood cells, the most frequently used blood component, needed by almost every type of patient requiring transfusion. Double red cell donation is done with the help of a special machine which collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. Choosing to donate double the red blood cells is a way to make a greater impact during a single donation. Red Cross blood donor eligibility requirements have changed recently. Those who have been deferred from donating in the past are encouraged to check their eligibility again at the website. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. For details, contact Susan Gallina at 802-447-5345.
The awakened life is the essence and aim of the Buddhist teaching according to Anam Thubten, who recently published a small book, ‘Embracing Each Moment.’ The book is being used as a guide for a meditation group in Manchester, led by Roger Guest, which meets every Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second floor of the RK Miles Administration Building on Depot Street. You are invited to join them in learning to let go of habitual, addictive ways of being to embrace each moment of our precious lives. Participation is by donation of whatever amount you can afford. For further information, call Martha at 802-325-3146 or Harda at 802-447-7065.