August 23: Journey of the Universe

Time: 7:00pm - ?
Location: First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh (map)

An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation
A film created by Brian Thomas Swimme & Mary Evelyn Tucker

This film will be shown as part of Cosmology Movie Night at the First United Methodist Church. There will be a few different presentations. Journey of the Universe will not be the first film shown this evening. For questions, email:

Movement As Medicine: The Embodied Cosmology Project

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Friday, August 26th: An Evening of Evolutionary StoryTelling

Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh (map)
Cost: $15-$25 sliding scale

Moving The Universe Story is a captivating love story, a prayerformance in six acts that joins the poetry of science together with dance and storytelling to illuminate our 13.7 billion year journey of mystery and creativity. Please arrive just before 7pm.

Saturday, August 27th: Grounding into Your Cosmological Self

Time: 1-5pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh (map)
Cost: $35

In this creative space, we will explore the Movement As Medicine: The Embodied Cosmology Project map of human development, calling forth our Cosmological Self as the grounding for a mutually enhancing world. We will engage in personal and collective moving explorations of the Universe Story. This work is intended to bring to life the creativity flowing through you, activate the group intelligence and deepen our experience of being alive in a generative cosmos. No previous experience necessary.

Please email Rebecca by Aug 26 to register for this workshop:

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Past Events

The Das Brothers' Reunion


Krishna Das & Lama Surya Das
a Weekend of Teaching, Conversation, Meditation, and Chanting

March 25 & 26 2011

We welcome back to Pittsburgh longtime friends Lama Surya Das and Krishna Das, masters of the sacred practices of Tibetan Buddhism and Bhakti Yoga, the Hindu-based Yoga of Devotion.

Who am I? Where did I come from? What am I doing here? The traditions of sacred living—East and West—call on us to answer these questions through deep connection, understanding, and devotion to our lives, our relationships, and the vibrant world of which we are a part. Join us for a weekend of celebration, devotion, and community with two extraordinary American masters.

On Friday night, Lama Surya Das and Krishna Das join for an evening of teaching, stories, prayer, and song. They will talk with us about their own spiritual paths, what they have learned along the way, and the practices they’ve come to share with us. On Saturday afternoon, Lama Surya Das teaches on Dzogchen, the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism that show us how to recognize the Buddha Within, our true nature. Dinner with local chanting groups will follow. Saturday evening, Krishna Das and troupe offer a traditional Kirtan, a mix of devotional chanting, teachings, and reflection, equally a celebration of the Divine essence within each and All.

Venue: First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
At the intersection of Baum Blvd./Liberty Ave./S. Aiken Ave.

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The Das Brothers’ Reunion is sponsored by the Dzogchen Sangha of Pittsburgh, Dream of the Earth,and the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh.