Welcome to the first edition of the TMC Monthly Newsletter
INSIDE:  Message from Swamiji, Practice Information, Calendar of Events, "What's New", Regional Centers Info and more!
Volume 1.0
December 2014
From the Cushion 
Message from Swami Chetanananda, recorded December 14, 2014
Swami Chetanananda

So, for me, the most significant event in this season is the return of the light.  It is the Winter Solstice where the sun reaches its perigee and where the light in the Northern hemisphere is the least that it will be.  It marks the end of a cycle and a beginning of a new cycle: the return of the light and the rise of the xylem and the phloem and the trees and the return of the leaves and the plants and another growing season for all of life in the Northern hemisphere...and that is, you know, what we celebrate at the Solstice, what we call the Festival of Lights.    Watch the full video

Practice & Inspiration
Guest Editor:  Sadhvi Parananda

Happy New Year!  I have been waiting for the Winter solstice since July!  It now is upon us.  As we embark upon this New Year, this cycle of rebirth, we have a chance to evaluate what has happened in the last year and what we aspire to for this coming year.  Read More


Highlighted Events:
      • Winter Retreat -PDX Dec 27-31
      • Tonglen Workshop - PDX, Jan 11, 2015
      • Shaktipat Intensive - Orange County, CA - Jan 31 & Feb. 1, 2015
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What's Happening...

Click the link to see a list of happenings in the Portland, OR area or information from our regional centers.  
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The yoga studio at The Movement Center is once again honored to be recognized as the Best Yoga Studio & Sanctuary by Natural Awakenings Magazine.  We are grateful that our students....  [read more]

If you are in the Portland, OR area, we invite you to join us as we perform a variety of ancient Vajrayana practices for health, prosperity/longevity of our community and for the benefit of all beings.  For more information about in depth learning & practice please contact Swami Prakashananda.

We're thrilled to be publishing our friend Swami Girijananda's first book, in both print and ebook editions. Tonglen is a classic spiritual practice of compassion. Girija will give a workshop and officially launch the book in Portland in January. [read more]