• Marijuana for Health

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    Join us for practical information and support for using cannabis in our lives for overall health and specific medical needs. I am a retired RN who continues to live with severe pain. My goal is to create an environment for learning and support that is full of reputable resources that inspire each of us to further explore for our individual needs. Please feel free to send specific questions, topics or speaker suggestions. Keep in mind that the subject is thousands of years old but new to our contemporary science. This group will be dynamic since we do not have a specific template other than to expect and embrace evolution. Thank you for your interest. I am hopeful for the future — at least with cannabis. We meet every 4th Tuesday. Free. Schedule of Topics: March 26th—THC & CBD April 23rd—Choosing the Right Strain May 28th—Ways to Use MMJ June 25th—MMJ Law & Safety July 23rd—Costs and Budgeting August 27th—MMJ, Fear and Stigma Please check mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive automatic updates. _____ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note, however, that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • Conscious Free-Form Dance

    Forum de Freedom

    We gather every Tuesday night in downtown Bellingham for an inviting community event of free-form movement! Ages 18 and up. All bodies, abilities and diverse experiences welcome. Leave shoes & conversation at the door. Move however you wish! Conscious Free-form Dance is free-form movement to great music; movement that feels right in the moment rather than dancing to ‘look good’; dancing like you might in your living room alone but with other people doing the same; a mood-boosting cardio workout. It relieves stress, and it’s meditative. (Here's a good, short video if you're new to conscious dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5st-JANR7x0) Join us in releasing and rejoicing, moving our bodies, listening deeply and gently, being with yourself inwardly as well as dancing in community in a safe and sacred space. Much healing can happen when we listen to the wisdom of our bodies and allow those stuck places in us to loosen and let go and move through us and out. Absolutely no experience in dance needed. Many first time dancers report finding a new sense of freedom or movement in this safe and accepting dance environment. Wear comfy clothes, bring a water bottle and a hand towel if you tend to sweat a lot when you dance hard. Free. Inspired Love Donations gratefully accepted at the door. (Suggested $10.) Drop-ins welcome, as space permits. Doors open at 7:15 for warmup. Dance facilitated by Moraya Morningstar Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. ____________________ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are, being fully responsible for themselves. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • Open Community Yoga with Tim Walker

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Come learn the practice of yoga in simple language. Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. Please bring your own mat. Props are available. Please show up on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance. Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted. ($10 suggestion.) Meets every Wednesday. Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP if you'd like to receive an automatic update. Guided by Tim Walker. "Since August 2012 I have been cultivating deeply devoted yoga and meditation practices. A Teacher Training Program soon followed as a way to unlock more doors to Self realization and Love. Yoga and Ayurvedic health continue to gift me ever expanding and amazing tools to work with on Life's path. In offering Yoga to our community, I enjoy instructing all ages and levels, with most emphasis on Alignment based, Gentle Flow and Restorative classes. My intention is to show up with authenticity in every moment, allowing space for others to Behold just who they are." You can read more about Tim and his yoga journey at: http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2018/06/14/tim-walker-finding-change-through-yoga/ ______________ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by CMU are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • DHARMA JAMS! a high-vibrational songspace

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    EXPERIENCE THE TIMELESSNESS OF LOVE, IN REAL TIME. LEARN TO SPEAK THE LIFE GIVING LANGUAGE OF MUSIC! friends: * Do you enjoy singing, but get nervous when thinking about doing it with other people? * Do you love to sing in groups, but never know where to find other people to sing with? * Perhaps you've never sung before in your life, but are curious about giving it a shot? If you answered 'yes', 'possibly' or 'sometimes' to any of the above questions...DHARMA JAMS! is the ideal setting for a person like you. Join vibesmith YAM SWEETS every Thursday night for a time of welcoming, intentional, loosely-structured original tunes intended to crack open the heart, emancipate the mind, and get you back in touch with your true self. Plus, it's is a great way to meet friends! Singing together in groups is an ancient, sacred human technology as old as time itself. Through song, and tuning, we can learn to listen to ourselves (and others) more effectively, intuit more effortlessly, and communicate love and acceptance to those around us. Walk-ins welcome. No experience necessary. No expectations needed. The only requirement is your willingness to show up. WITH UTMOST SINCERITY AND GRATITUDE, MR. YAM SWEETS FREE (donations graciously accepted) BYO voice Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked shortly after the event begins to minimize disturbance to others. Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. Guided by Yam Sweets For questions and self-inquiries: [masked]

  • The Heart School: Saturday Morning Yoga

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    SATURDAY YOGA: a yoga class for people who "can't do yoga" HEY THERE, FRIEND, - Interested in learning the basic science of yoga? - Curious to deepen your practice, but don't know where to go next? - Overwhelmed by the thought of attending a yoga class on a weekday? THEN GET YOURSELF TO THIS CLASS! IT'S PERFECT FOR YOU! SATURDAY YOGA is a yoga class for everyday people interested in learning the pure practice and discipline of yoga. It is a safe, welcoming space to discover and learn about yoga using simple language, accessible postures (w/ room for play!) and tangible, practical tools to help expand your everyday life. Whether you consider yourself a beginner, master or in-betweener, SATURDAY YOGA earnestly unpacks this most ancient of sciences in a way that's practical, personal and easy to understand. We don't use big words, big concepts or complicated postures. We don't water it down. We don't bother with weekdays. SATURDAY YOGA's teachings are simple, direct, and to the point. Lots of people think they can't "do" yoga, but yoga is not a thing you "do." It is an experience you discover. SATURDAY YOGA will assist you in getting (yourself) there, one step, one limb, at a time. Guided by Jessica Radovich, founder of The Heart School. **************** Bring Your Own Exercise/Yoga Mat. Dress comfy. No Experience necessary Drop-ins welcome, as space permits. Free & Donation-based Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked shortly after class begins to minimize distraction for other "stretchers." :) Come As You Are Please check mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. _____ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly”, that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note, however, that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • Open Heart Mens' Group

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    The Open Heart Mens' Group offers a non-religious, non-political communal space for males to witness and integrate their gentle qualities, to engage in compassionate and candid conversations and to participate in truth-telling about the condition of their souls. Meets: Every 2nd Wednesday @ 7:15p Every 4th Sunday @ 1:00p What To Bring: Journal (optional) Water (optional) Please Do Not Bring: Food and Other Beverages Contact: openheartmensgroup.com [masked] (360)[masked] Please arrive on time. The outside door will be locked shortly after the event begins to minimize disturbance to others. Please check mindfuluse.org for last-minute schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. _____ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly”, that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note, however, that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • Crystal Bowl Monday Meditation

    Forum de Freedom

    Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran "sitter," please join us every Monday evening in Bellingham's Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice mental stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us. Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. And we finish before 7p. :) This is not a meditation class, but during the "greet" we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation. Our general practice is to meditate with the assistance of our beautiful Crystal Singing Bowl. (Similar to this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_xAmpNxkOE).) You can read about the benefits some have received from crystal bowl meditation here: http://elevatedlasvegas.com/benefits-healing-crystal-singing-bowls/ Please arrive by 5:55pm so we can begin promptly at 6. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters. Drop-ins welcome. Bring your favorite meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it's all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.) Facilitated by CMU Director Mike Hiestand. Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. _______________ Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the "monkey mind" and ground oneself in the present moment. Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted by our lease.

  • Conscious Free-Form Dance

    Forum de Freedom

    We gather every Tuesday night in downtown Bellingham for an inviting community event of free-form movement! Ages 18 and up. All bodies, abilities and diverse experiences welcome. Leave shoes & conversation at the door. Move however you wish! Conscious Free-form Dance is free-form movement to great music; movement that feels right in the moment rather than dancing to ‘look good’; dancing like you might in your living room alone but with other people doing the same; a mood-boosting cardio workout. It relieves stress, and it’s meditative. (Here's a good, short video if you're new to conscious dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5st-JANR7x0) Join us in releasing and rejoicing, moving our bodies, listening deeply and gently, being with yourself inwardly as well as dancing in community in a safe and sacred space. Much healing can happen when we listen to the wisdom of our bodies and allow those stuck places in us to loosen and let go and move through us and out. Absolutely no experience in dance needed. Many first time dancers report finding a new sense of freedom or movement in this safe and accepting dance environment. Wear comfy clothes, bring a water bottle and a hand towel if you tend to sweat a lot when you dance hard. Free. Inspired Love Donations gratefully accepted at the door. (Suggested $10.) Drop-ins welcome, as space permits. Doors open at 7:15 for warmup. Dance facilitated by Moraya Morningstar Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. ____________________ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are, being fully responsible for themselves. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • Open Community Yoga with Tim Walker

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Come learn the practice of yoga in simple language. Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. Please bring your own mat. Props are available. Please show up on time. Doors will be locked soon after our practice begins to minimize disturbance. Drop-ins welcome. The class is free with inspired love donations gratefully accepted. ($10 suggestion.) Meets every Wednesday. Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP if you'd like to receive an automatic update. Guided by Tim Walker. "Since August 2012 I have been cultivating deeply devoted yoga and meditation practices. A Teacher Training Program soon followed as a way to unlock more doors to Self realization and Love. Yoga and Ayurvedic health continue to gift me ever expanding and amazing tools to work with on Life's path. In offering Yoga to our community, I enjoy instructing all ages and levels, with most emphasis on Alignment based, Gentle Flow and Restorative classes. My intention is to show up with authenticity in every moment, allowing space for others to Behold just who they are." You can read more about Tim and his yoga journey at: http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2018/06/14/tim-walker-finding-change-through-yoga/ ______________ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by CMU are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted.

  • DHARMA JAMS! a high-vibrational songspace

    Forum de Freedom at CMU

    EXPERIENCE THE TIMELESSNESS OF LOVE, IN REAL TIME. LEARN TO SPEAK THE LIFE GIVING LANGUAGE OF MUSIC! friends: * Do you enjoy singing, but get nervous when thinking about doing it with other people? * Do you love to sing in groups, but never know where to find other people to sing with? * Perhaps you've never sung before in your life, but are curious about giving it a shot? If you answered 'yes', 'possibly' or 'sometimes' to any of the above questions...DHARMA JAMS! is the ideal setting for a person like you. Join vibesmith YAM SWEETS every Thursday night for a time of welcoming, intentional, loosely-structured original tunes intended to crack open the heart, emancipate the mind, and get you back in touch with your true self. Plus, it's is a great way to meet friends! Singing together in groups is an ancient, sacred human technology as old as time itself. Through song, and tuning, we can learn to listen to ourselves (and others) more effectively, intuit more effortlessly, and communicate love and acceptance to those around us. Walk-ins welcome. No experience necessary. No expectations needed. The only requirement is your willingness to show up. WITH UTMOST SINCERITY AND GRATITUDE, MR. YAM SWEETS FREE (donations graciously accepted) BYO voice Please arrive on time. Doors will be locked shortly after the event begins to minimize disturbance to others. Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP on this page if you'd like to receive an automatic update. Guided by Yam Sweets For questions and self-inquiries: [masked]