1. Tunxis ~ Honoring Nature Spirit with Gongs


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    Outdoor live Gong performance Honoring American Nature Spirit. The performance site was on land inhabited by the Tunxis Tribe of the Algonquin along the fertile lands of the Farmington River in Central Connecticut. This was not a planned event but rather something that evolved. I hired Mike Goldberg of MikeSan Music in Tariffville,Ct to do the field recording for a CD. The site at the studio on the Farmington River was flooded, so Mike knowing the area suggested either the gorge nearby or woods where we could set up easily. I chose the woods and off we went to the trails in Wilcox Park in Bloomfield and found a clearing close by. All the earth is sacred and this particular land was once home to the Tunxis Tribe. Mike & I shared a peace offering and felt the vibes. Dedicated to All Life Spirit Produced & Performed by Gongwaves / David Leclerc Video & Editing by David Leclerc CD Recording Mike Goldberg / MikeSan Music ©2015 Watergong Productions

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    • Tunxis


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      A day at Tunxis Skatepark

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      • Tibetan Medicine in the Light Of Dzogchen


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        Tibetan Medicine is a vast discipline that offers a distinctly Buddhist response to the theory and practice of the longstanding Ayurveda medical system of India. The inner philosophical and spiritual tradition in Tibet classifies Buddhist paths into the Way of Renunciation (Siitra), the Way of Transformation (Tantra), and the Way of Self-Liberation (Atiyoga or Dzogchen). By working with the standpoint of this threefold division. It is possible to gain key insights into the depths of Tibetan materia medica and medical care-and accordingly, see the benefits that current studies of this classical system are also revealing. Internationally recognized as a leading Tibetan medical practitioner and teacher. Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo discusses the integration of theory and application that makes her field one that is attracting attention from doctors, healers. academics, and laypeople globally. She presents clear findings that reveal the promise of this system as a complement to modem Western care, and also share her personal experience as a practitioner in the Buddhist Dzogcben lineage of her uncle, noted master and scholar ChOgyal Namkhai Norbu. In Dzogchen- traditionally, the perspective of enlightenment or the "view from above· - one recognizes one's relative circumstance as a manifestation of the primordial state: a helpful point of departure for sustaining health.

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        • Multicultural Roots in Connecticut History


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          On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Dr. Jennifer Cote, Assistant Professor of History at the University of St. Joseph, delivered a presentation at Tunxis on “Multicultural Roots in Connecticut History.” Dr. Cote described her talk as an effort to illuminate Connecticut’s multicultural past through a series of “snapshots.” Her presentation explored the lives of four people whose lives touched and were shaped by their experiences in Connecticut: a 17th century Indian sachem, a slave from the 18th century, a 19th century Chinese businessman who graduated from Yale, and a Puerto Rican community activist in Hartford during the 1960s and 1970s

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          • Constitution Day 2013 at Tunxis Community College


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            The Constitution and War Powers. A discussion featuring panelists Professor Robert Brown, Dr. Francis Coan and Dr. Rafaele Fierro.

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            • The 99% Resist - An International Poster Exhibit - Stephen Lewis


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              Organizations in many countries use posters as a way to communicate ideas and messages to their audience. Posters are sometimes used as billboards and are pasted on walls, fences, and poles over an entire city. Unions sometimes hang posters in work places to warn of dangers, educate about benefits or inspire actions. Posters sometimes use mainly the written word to communicate a message. Other times they rely on creative graphic art to communicate the idea. It is an art form that is easily accessible to many people. The art goes to the people rather than the people having to go to a museum. It is a communication tool that is less frequently used by unions in the United States. While neo-liberalism and globalization have been around for a number of years, the last couple of years have seen an intensification of the attacks of the rich against the middle class (the poor already have nothing or next to nothing so there is little for the super-rich to take). This is an international attack that takes many forms. One way the rich and powerful mount their attack is by going after the organization of workers, which is the trade unions. As more politicians are elected thanks to the money of the 1%, governments at all levels and in many countries are going after the ability of working people to organize together to fight for better working conditions and wages. They pass right-to-work (for less) laws. They are eliminating defined benefit pensions and replacing them with defined contribution pensions, or with nothing. They are taking collective bargaining rights for public employees away at the state and city levels. Without workers having an organization to fight against these attacks, workers are at the mercy of their employer. We haven't begun to call the attacks in this country, austerity measures, which it is called in other countries, but that is exactly what it is. Simply put, the rich and the big corporations are doing everything they can to pay less in taxes and less to workers in order to maximize their profits. They do this by hiding their profits, by outsourcing jobs to other countries, by demanding government subsidies to keep their company in a certain location, by enacting "free trade agreements", etc. This means less money for governments to function in the form of tax revenues. With fewer people working or working for lower wages, the tax revenue is reduced even more. It has been well publicized in the media about the IMF, and the European Union banks demanding a lowering of living standards in some of the Euro Zone countries. In order for countries to receive loans, they are told to reduce public pensions, to raise the retirement age, to privatize basic services and benefits to their citizens, to lower wages and more. In this country, the US Supreme Court has held that corporations are people. This allows corporations to spend immense amounts of money to elect to political office, individuals who will make laws that aid these same corporations. Right-wing think tanks and politicians are working overtime to move more money to the 1% Working people have not been sitting idle while this has been going on. While there has been for many years a tug of war between the very rich and the rest of us, the struggle has begun to intensify over the past few years. Part of the reason for this is the increasing gap between the very rich (the 1%) and the rest of us (the 99%). The posters of this exhibit highlight the attacks on working people, and depict some of the ways people are resisting. The posters are from a collection of more than 4000 of Stephen Lewis. He is a long-time activist in the labor movement and is the former Treasurer of his union. Stephen has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks. He can be reached by email at lewisposters@gmail.com. The posters were contributed by friends, collected at conferences, visits to some of the organizations, and from connections made through the internet.

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              • Culture Shock-International Student Panel


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                It is often hard for people who have lived in one country to understand the notion of Culture Shock. That is why, during International Week, Tunxis International Students present a panel discussion on what it is like to move into a new culture. The panel members tell the audience some of their interesting or unusual experiences that happened to them when they first moved here. Then, the panel answers questions from the audience about those experiences.

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                • Almost Maine: Performed by Tunxis Stage


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                  Almost, Maine was the opening production of Tunxis Stage’s fifth season. It featured one cast member from our very first show, Jim Revillini, and three time veteran Bernard Francis who stepped in on short notice and delivered a knock out performance. The whole cast worked together wonderfully to the evident delight of the SRO audiences on both nights. ---------------------------------------------------- THE STORY: On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

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                  • Take walks


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                    Every weekday at 3pm in Farmington, CT, 4 friends walk the Tunxis Wellness Walk. Ken, Vadim, Jimmy, and Mike have been doing this for years. Yesterday, Jim brought a camera. Nothing was rehearsed. No directions were given except for the final scene.

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