GRATITUDE GATHERING: Sat Jul 23, 10 am – 1 pm. Our 9th annual summertime celebration of earth, community, and mindful activism! Join us in Roy’s Redwoods, Woodacre, for a spiritual walk with Catriona MacGregor, award-winning author of “Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth,” Gold Medal winner in the 2011 Nautilus Book Awards. After the walk, we will do yoga in the forest, enjoy a listening meditation, and break bread together. More info here.
MARIN RETREAT: We are on a new, occasional schedule, with events typically in March, May, July, & September. Check our calendar for updates. What’s up next: Gratitude Gathering, Saturday, July 23 (see above), and Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17. Join us!
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR ACTIVISTS: Fri Aug 12, 6 pm and Sat Aug 13, 4 pm. Two workshops to strengthen your inner foundation and support optimal health. Taught by Stuart Moody, MA, RYT, at the Stress Management Center of Larkspur. Details here: Better Sleep through Yoga, and Yoga for Strong Bones.
Thank you, United Markets! Thanks to our local grocer for a generous donation of refreshments for two of our May events, the workshop on Building Social Courage and our 5th annual Members’ Night. United Market made a name for itself years ago when it refused to sell tobacco products. Their renowned selection of fresh produce includes an expanded organic section, and store owner Bill Daniels was a lead member of the BYOBag movement in which we participated with Teens Turning Green, EcoMom Alliance, and the office of County Supervisor Charles McGlashan.
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WHO WE ARE:
Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Leadership Training, inner and outer restoration at Green Gulch, teen teadership training, and more. Green Sangha brings individuals together to meditate, educate and support one another, and perform direct environmental action.
Meditation is the core practice that grounds us in the awareness of interdependence. From this awareness naturally springs love, understanding, and forgiveness. Learn more here: Why meditate?
Education. We educate ourselves and each other in order to live more wisely on the earth. We focus not so much on opposing destructive practices as on finding and promoting life-affirming alternatives. We speak to the good in others to inspire their participation in making the world a better place.
We educate through action sheets on target issues, through a visible presence at environmental festivals, and through direct outreach (speaking at schools, social clubs, churches, and community venues).
Action. Green Sangha actions have addressed a wide range of issues, from rallying on the streets for climate protection, to testifying at public hearings on waste reduction, to participating in community clean-ups.
We collaborate with other environmental groups such as the Berkeley Ecology Center, Californians Against Waste, Earth Resource Foundation, Save the Bay, Sustainable San Rafael, and Transition Berkeley.
For a one-minute video on mindful practice for awakened action, click here: Get quiet, get active.