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The Hidden Temple

A gathering space in Florence, MA

Engage ~ Enliven ~ Enjoy

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"A heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe"
—Joanna Macy

A place to practice connection

 An experiment in community 

The Hidden Temple is a not-for-profit gathering and events space, centering the arts, embodiment and spirituality.


We seek to provide a welcoming sanctuary for all people to connect and grow through engaging and offering innovative practices that cultivate vitality and joy.

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Welcome to the Hidden Temple, a vibrant community center located on the 3rd floor of the historic Brushworks Arts & Industry Building in Florence, MA.


Overlooking the Sawmill River, our light-filled sanctuary features over 2,000 sq. ft of dynamic open space with padded floor mats, lush rugs and a variety of modular seating options. With the addition of a small stage, kitchenette and private side room, the Hidden Temple serves as a cozy yet versatile home away from home.


Our center offers a variety of activities and programs for people of all ages. Whether you're looking to learn a new skill, connect with others, or simply relax and unwind, we have something for everyone.

Welcome friend — we hope to see you soon!

Create ~ Connect ~ Celebrate


Host with Us

Classes — Workshops— Events
Performances — Parties

Are you seeking a home for your next event?


The Hidden Temple is available for hourly rental at affordable rates.

We are also seeking partners to develop our programming.

Pillars of Practice

We seek to foster personal and collective growth through classes and events that emphasize the following pillars of practice:

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Creative Expression

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." 

— Erich Fromm

We all have great creative potential, yet often have learned to dampen this natural impulse. As we learn to allow ourselves to express freely with a spontaneous, playful spirit,  aliveness naturally follows. 

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Embodied Presence

"Come back to the life of movement!"

— Irmgard Bartenieff

Our physical bodies are our first and primary home - the place of our sovereignty and agency. By honoring our bodies and breath, which live in the present moment, we can transmute stress and stuck energy into  vitality.  

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Rooted Reverence

"The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further."

— Joanna Macy

We each live within a context that precedes us, that is greater than us. When we honor our common roots together - our ancestors, the Earth, the web of life - we can ground in wisdom and rest in gratitude. Drawing strength and inspiration from this ground of being, we rise renewed.

Practice ~ Participate ~ Play

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