COASTAL CLEANUP DAY, Sat Sep 17, 9 am to noon. Join us for our 12th year at McNear’s Beach in San Rafael, a serene shoreline facing onto San Pablo Bay. Or, if that’s too far, check out the multiple sites around SF Bay and beyond. Maeve Murphy (far right in photo) leads the way at McNear’s! Space is limited, so reserve your place now. More information and links 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: Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17. Join us!
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.