Safety & Wellness Day

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm

All students, faculty & staff are welcome!

This event will offer food, an opportunity to do yoga, a chance to WIN a free bike, download a free safety app or get a free hair cut!

Come to Butterfield Park, meet the Safety and Security team and hear about the health and wellness programs and services available to you.

This event is being supported by local businesses including YOGA, Pizzaiola, Canadian Tire, Mad1 Barber Shop, Rescue 7, ACTechnical, Guardly, Primary Response and many more. The event is organized by the new Safety & Security Services Department, led by Director Louis Toromoreno, with Manager Kirstie Joseph and Health and Safety Officer Katie Browning. This event is one of the many efforts being planned  to promote safety and security for the OCAD University community.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Butterfield Park 100 McCaul St.
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 ext. 622</p>

Bhakti Lounge

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:30pm to Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:30am

Unlocking Nonmaterial Creativity: Art and Design Beyond the Body and Mind

Join us April 6th at OCAD U, 100 McCaul Street, Room 600 for an exciting discussion with our expert speaker, travelling monk Devamrita Swami, as well as for a mouth-watering vegan feast and an electric kirtan! Devamrita Swami has been a monk for over 40 years, a Yale graduate himself and an author of several books. He looks forward to sharing his wisdom and insight with students and anyone looking to learn and access higher knowledge. His cutting edge presentations capture a variety of current pressing themes, including student life, mental stress, ecological sustainability, yoga and meditation, karma, desire management, and spiritual economics.

About the theme:

Since time immemorial, self expression has been a crucial part of human culture. From prehistoric cave drawings, to DaVinci, to Picasso, now to the era of graphic design and animation, we can see that creativity runs rampantly through the human species. Yet often we see our creativity being bound by market demands and financial pressures, or simply by a mind overwhelmed with inexplicable emotions… We may wonder why we create what we do, and how we do.

Why do we feel the need to express? From where did the creative impulse originate?

It has been said by many spiritualists that artistic expression is the direct expression of the soul. But with so much pressure and attention put towards the consumeristic goals of our society, we may lose sight of our natural creativity, and thus we lose sight of our natural selves, too. What if there is something beyond all this – beyond the mind and body – that we just haven’t been exposed to? Where can we find the means to factually express our real, eternal selves? What is the highest focal point towards which we can direct our creative energy?

Join us for an evening of deep connection with Devamrita Swami as he guides us through the realm of creativity beyond the body and mind. Also jump in on the fun of a lively musical meditation and love-filled vegan feasting!

About the speaker

Devamrita Swami is a monk in the renounced order of life with profound spiritual practices reaching back several decades. A Yale graduate himself, he looks forward to sharing his wisdom and insight with students and anyone looking to learn and access higher knowledge. His cutting edge presentations capture a variety of current pressing themes, from student life, mental stress, ecological sustainability, yoga and meditation, karma, desire management, and spiritual economics with students and anyone.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 600, 6th Floor
Website: 
http://bhaktilounge.com/ www.facebook.com/bhaktilounge?fref=ts
Cost: 
Donation accepted

OCAD YOGA: Fall 2013

OCAD YOGA: Fall 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:00pm to Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:00pm

Come, breathe and be calm.

The Yoga Program at OCAD U offers students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to get fit, de-stress, and stay healthy.

Five- and six-week on-campus classes offered in all-level Asana and Nidra styles will start October 28 for the fall semester.

Sign up today at the Cashier (Level 1, 115 McCaul Street).

 

www.ocadu.ca/yoga

 

Venue & Address: 
Cashier Level 1, 115 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario
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