Mindfulness at TMP

Our own Marlo Pedroso is starting a Mindfulness Drop-In Group starting on March 13th. He’s also running a wonderful Monday evening Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain. More information about that course is here: http://emergenceprojectboston.com/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-course-boston/

New Mindfulness Drop-in Series Starting at The Meeting Point

These workshops are open to new and experienced practitioners looking for community to support and enliven their mindfulness practice. Mindfulness practice is a wonderful way to better manage stress, increase compassion for oneself and others, and better cope with mental and physical distress. Facilitated by Meeting Point therapist Marlo Pedroso, LICSW.
March 13/Mindfulness Meditation, a Path of Presence and Healing: Join us in exploring the unique and transformative aspects of mindfulness, and see how it can increase presence, ease, and insight. What does mindfulness offer that is different from psychology or most self-help strategies?
April 10/Kindness and Compassion: Learn compassion practices that can help you meet your shadows without shame, with skill, by creating conditions for transformation, confidence, and healing. Practice and learn means to cultivate self-acceptance and the conditions for deep changes.

For more information about Marlo Pedroso or the course: www.emergenceprojectboston.com.

The Wiz – A Live screening for Queer People of Color only

“In harmony, and show the world that we’ve got liberty.”

Every single day queer people of color face the institutionalized and systemic harshness from a society and government that devalues us.

Every single day.

We want to acknowledge the struggle, but also take joy in our own strength and brilliance. So let’s gather together in community and enjoy being with each other. They’re showing a live broadcast of the musical, The Wiz. We could all use a little fantasy and dreams right now. Plus Queen Latifah.


We’ll provide theme snacks and silly games. And maybe also costume fun for those who dare.

One night to pause, refresh and rejoice, before we go back to the struggle.

This event is intended for people of color only.
On Thursday, December 3, doors open at 7:30, live viewing starts at 8pm.

Sponsored by QAPA, PQWOC, BIWOC, MASALA, and the Meeting Point.


Compassionate Healing Rituals

(6-Week Series)

Thursday evenings – 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Jan 28, 2016 thru Mar 03, 2016

Compassionate Healing Ritual Series will be co-facilitated by Karuna O’Donnell and Tracy Rich Join us for a six-week journey of healing and re-parenting ourselves through meditation, breath, yoga/bodywork, chant, and ritual.The class will offer participants opportunities to identify an area of growth and healing and to receive support and tools around letting go of ways we hold on to, are stuck in, or have not yet been able to move through grief, anger, trauma,and loss.

The intent of the classes are to serve each person’s experience effectively and with care, so that they are resourced with practical and accessible tools to create and sustain a practice that leads to healing and growth.

This class is trauma informed,appropriate for all bodies,all levels(including no experience) and for those recovering from illness and injury. Through Breath, Forrest Yoga Basic Moves,Meditation, Chant,and Ritual,participants will learn to soothe their internal environment, build a connection to their physical and energetic core, increase their breath capacity, and practice compassion for themselves and others.

More about Tracy: www.compassionateparents.com and Karuna: www.karunaodonnell.com

Cost: $160 per series and space is limited.

Please reserve your spot in advance at  http://www.karunaodonnell.com/links/ or email karuna@karunaodonnell.com


TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE (TDOR) and Celebration Open Mic Night

We are so looking forward to our TDOR OPEN MIC on Thursday November 19th at 7:30 pm We are excited to celebrate, cherish and illuminate the lives of generations of trans people and to mourn and celebrate those who have died too often criminally and tragically. We cultivate the gifts they have left behind. Bring your voice, your performance your heart and solidarity to this night of connection for us all

POSTPONED – HAIR! – Call for Submissions (deadline extended)

Image by D Sharon Pruitt used under creative commons license.
Image by D Sharon Pruitt. Used under creative commons license. Original image: here

The Meeting Point is calling ALL Artists!

We seek submissions of art related to HAIR. We welcome visual two and three-dimensional art as well
as spoken word/performance art. Art will be exhibited in our community healing space starting with the Grand Opening on:

The event has been postponed. A new date will be announced when it has been determined

Please send photos of submissions in PDF format along with artist statement to erottersmann@gmail.com as soon as possible. If submission is spoken word, please submit a description of your piece.

Our virtual Flyer lives here: https://tackk.com/hairgallery, and you can also RSVP on Facebook