The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres 4000 Michigan Rd Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Fairbanks Park is open daily and free to visit.

On (no surprise) one hundred acres along the west side of Newfields, just east of White River, you’ll find Fairbanks Park. Explore woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and the shoreline of a 35-acre lake—it’s one of the largest museum art parks in the country, and unlike most continues to commission temporary, site-responsive artworks.

Thousands of spring ephemerals (gardening lingo for quick blooming wildflowers) have been planted in one of the largest museum art parks in the country.

Recent additions include a nesting platform built to attract birds of prey, a wild grass labyrinth, and a variety of bird feeding and viewing stations. Find them yourself at Newfields, or watch what happens when the birds think nobody’s looking on our web cams.

 


Upcoming Events at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres


Past Events at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

Oct

26

Sat
Sat, Oct 26, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Oct 26, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

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7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Oct

19

Sat
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Oct 19, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Oct

12

Sat
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Oct

05

Sat
Sat, Oct 05, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Sep

28

Sat
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Sep

21

Sat
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Sep 21, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Sep

14

Sat
Sat, Sep 14, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Sep 14, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

Read More >>
Aug

31

Sat
Sat, Aug 31, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

NOTE: Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

*********

7:45am Walk in the park
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.
Please bring drinking water. There is none available in the 100 Acres.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Our rain location is always the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 100 ACRES PARKING LOT

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.8257466,-86.1889047/@39.827376,-86.1904282,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free. I in no way make any money from doing this. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please be generous towards Second Helpings to help them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Volunteers there prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food, deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies, and provide no-charge culinary job training and job placement.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Second Helpings, donations, free yoga, 100 Acres

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Aug

25

Sat
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 8:30 AM - Sat, Aug 25, 2018 9:45 AM @ The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres

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Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me on the soft grass under the tall trees and gentle breeze of The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art).

I lead a supportive, light hearted class that encourages experiment and exploration. In this room, you are an explorer among friends. Through postures, we practice noticing subtle things, like sensations in the body (weight balance, tension, compression, stretch), the effects of breath, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment. This has been my yoga teaching style since I started in 2013.

How to find us:

Google Maps: THE VIRGINIA B. FAIRBANKS ART & NATURE PARK: 100 ACRES AT NEWFIELDS, 1850 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46228

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/THE+VIRGINIA+B.+FAIRBANKS+ART+%26+NATURE+PARK:+100+ACRES+AT+NEWFIELDS,+1850+West+38th+Street,+Indianapolis,+IN+46228

You can only access the 100 Acres parking lot from westbound 38th St. Take the “White River Parkway East” exit. If you are coming from I-65/W. 38th St, make a U-turn at the main museum entrance. White River Parkway East is the first exit between Newfields and I-65.

Our spot is near the “Stratum Pier”. Enter the park from the lot with the basketball court sculpture. Walk towards the pond. Turn left at the swings and right at Funky Bones. Our spot is right in front of the viewfinders.

Yes, the class is free:

I offer this class as a gift to all. Please consider donating to Second Helpings and helping them transform lives in Indianapolis through the power of food. Their volunteers prepare over 4,000 hot meals a day from donated fresh food and deliver those meals at no charge to over 80 local agencies.

https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

Who is Tony?

I am a scientist who enjoys being in nature, talking to strangers, and understanding how my mind works. I particularly enjoy helping people to explore and to realize how capable they are. Including this class, I teach three yoga classes and lead one meditation each week. I’ve been teaching yoga since 2013. I also co-facilitate the 10am Saturday meditation at An Lac Buddhist temple. I obtained my RYT-200 yoga teacher certification at Peace Through Yoga Eagle Creek in 2013 and taught there for 1 year.

I first caught the teaching bug when I was in graduate school at IU-Bloomington (MS Organic Chemistry). From 2002-2003, I taught three semesters and three summer sessions of organic chemistry labs and ran discussion sessions in organic chemistry. I tutored several members of the women’s cross country team and the football team during that time also. From 2004-2009, I volunteered at the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, where I helped people with their english language skills, basic math skills, and prepare for the US citizenship test.

Tags: Yoga, Meditation, 100 Acres, Free, Saturdays

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