Sep
17
Tue
Nonviolent De-escalation Training – Climate Strike
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This training is for those who are interested in joining the PJALS trained peacekeeper team. This workshop will have a specific focus in preparation for the Climate Strike on September 20th.

Trained peacekeepers can help create a successful demonstration! We’ll cover nonviolence principles and guidelines, techniques to defuse and de-escalate potentially volatile situations, and how we work together as a team of peacekeepers. And, we’ll practice so we are more likely to use these new skills in real life!

Sep
19
Thu
Peace & Justice Action Committee–all welcome!
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
SHARING THE CHILDREN
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Court-mandated “Sharing the Children” seminar.  Pre-registration Required

This seminar helps parents address their children’s needs and interests during and after separation, divorce or other family changes. Taught by Tom Lloyd and Ruth Wohlwend Lloyd

Topics covered include:

  • The developmental stages of childhood
  • Stress indicators in children
  • Age appropriate expectations of children
  • The impact of separation and divorce on children
  • The grief process
  • Reducing stress for children through an amicable separation or divorce
  • Parental alienation
  • And much more…

Convenient Spokane Valley Seminar Location:

NEW LOCATION:
200 N Mullan, Suite 102
(corner of Mullan and Main, entrance on Main)

Please Note:

  • $30 Registration fee, exact cash or check, payable at the door 
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early: no one admitted after the start time
  • NMC will file your verification with the Courts upon your completion of the class
  • Child care is not available, and children may not be present during the class
  • No food or drink in the class (water will be provided)

Call to register today! 509-456-0103

NMC does not provide legal advice.

Sep
21
Sat
Zen Center of Spokane Meditation Practice
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Please contact us before coming for the first time.

509 842-6427    or   509-838-9022

Our practice sessions and retreats in Spokane are open to all. Although our orientation and form is Buddhist, you do not need to be a Buddhist to participate. Practitioners from all traditions are welcome.

Saturdays, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Meditation and Sutra recital at the Saranac Building 25 West Main, Spokane.  The doors are locked; please arrive early for entrance to the building.

Our Saturday morning schedule consists of three (3) 25-minute sitting periods, and includes a short sutra recital.

Orientation to Zen practice is offered on Saturdays, before or after meditation practice, by arrangement. (The reason is that our meditation hall is in a building that is locked to protect the tenants from theft) Once you come to a session, we can give you the number to get into the building yourself.

Monthly Zazenkai

First Saturday of the Month,
Regular 8:00 – 9:30 am
Break until 10 am
10 am Sutras and sitting until 1 pm

Discussion Group

3rd Saturday of each month, 9:45 am (after regular sitting)
Saranac second floor conference room

Please contact us (509-842-6427 or 509-838-9022) before coming for the first time.

SHARING THE CHILDREN
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Court-mandated “Sharing the Children” seminar.  Pre-registration Required

This seminar helps parents address their children’s needs and interests during and after separation, divorce or other family changes. Taught by Tom Lloyd and Ruth Wohlwend Lloyd

Topics covered include:

  • The developmental stages of childhood
  • Stress indicators in children
  • Age appropriate expectations of children
  • The impact of separation and divorce on children
  • The grief process
  • Reducing stress for children through an amicable separation or divorce
  • Parental alienation
  • And much more…

Convenient Spokane Valley Seminar Location:

200 N Mullan, Suite #102
(Corner of Mullan and Main, use north entrance off Main)

Please Note:

  • $30 Registration fee, exact cash or check, payable at the door 
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early: no one admitted after the start time
  • NMC will file your verification with the Courts upon your completion of the class
  • Child care is not available, and children may not be present during the class
  • No food or drink in the class (water will be provided)

Call to register today! 509-456-0103

NMC does not provide legal advice.

Advocacy Training with FCNL
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for an Introduction Advocacy Workshop hosted by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Register today at http://act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams_attend/1013

Come and learn strategic and effective advocacy tools, and be part of creating a local grassroots advocacy team in Spokane, as part of PJALS’ Peace & Justice Action Committee. At the Workshop, you will also learn about the 2019 FCNL Advocacy Team campaign to repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that have been used by three presidents to justify endless wars.

This Introduction to Advocacy Workshop features FCNL Advocacy Teams Trainer, Sarah Freeman-Woolpert.

Sep
24
Tue
MockTales
Sep 24 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Mock Mediation Practice Exercises for practicing mediators and mediator interns
1.5 hours of Continuing Mediator Education credits available for certified mediators.

Last Tuesday of each month, from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM.
Moderated by NMC Staff or Volunteer Mediators
RSVP BY NOON, THE DAY BEFORE THE SESSION, PLEASE

Pre-requisite: Any 36-40 hour Basic Mediation Training course

How the tales get told:

  • 10-15 Minutes for “parties” to prepare their TALES,”mediators” to review their skills, and “observers” to discuss what to look for
  • +/- 45 minutes for the “mediation”
  • +/- 45 minutes to debrief
  • Note: no charge for current NMC Practicum Interns and Volunteers
Sep
28
Sat
Zen Center of Spokane Meditation Practice
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Please contact us before coming for the first time.

509 842-6427    or   509-838-9022

Our practice sessions and retreats in Spokane are open to all. Although our orientation and form is Buddhist, you do not need to be a Buddhist to participate. Practitioners from all traditions are welcome.

Saturdays, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Meditation and Sutra recital at the Saranac Building 25 West Main, Spokane.  The doors are locked; please arrive early for entrance to the building.

Our Saturday morning schedule consists of three (3) 25-minute sitting periods, and includes a short sutra recital.

Orientation to Zen practice is offered on Saturdays, before or after meditation practice, by arrangement. (The reason is that our meditation hall is in a building that is locked to protect the tenants from theft) Once you come to a session, we can give you the number to get into the building yourself.

Monthly Zazenkai

First Saturday of the Month,
Regular 8:00 – 9:30 am
Break until 10 am
10 am Sutras and sitting until 1 pm

Discussion Group

3rd Saturday of each month, 9:45 am (after regular sitting)
Saranac second floor conference room

Please contact us (509-842-6427 or 509-838-9022) before coming for the first time.

Oct
3
Thu
Caffe Affogato community day benefitting PJALS!
Oct 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Buy an espresso drink, an Affogato with ice cream and espresso, or a tasty baked treat, and proceeds benefit PJALS! Thank you, Caffe Affogato!

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/bGZybjE0a2lsZnRiNm1pajdyOTQyZjI4ZTBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.c4qj0cj36opm8b9ncgo3gb9kc9gjgb9o6soj2bb56krm2e1pc8rj8dplcc?hs=121

Peace & Justice Action Committee–all welcome!
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/bGZybjE0a2lsZnRiNm1pajdyOTQyZjI4ZTBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.me8mtluv61liqgu6baj2qc77pk?hs=121