GRATITUDE GATHERING Sat Mar 18, 10 am – 1 pm. Our 10th annual meeting to relax, to celebrate, to empower. The Edgehill Mansion, one of our favorite gathering places, is a dignified Victorian house, restored with refinished wood panels, high windows, and a serene atmosphere for the mindful practices of yoga, meditation, and environmental action planning. More information here.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Sat, May 27, 7-9 pm! Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain, will speak at our 8th Awakened Action fund-raiser, at Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University, San Rafael.
INNER & OUTER RESTORATION AT GREEN GULCH, Sun, Mar 12, noon-6 pm. Historically, Zen monasteries have emphasized the skillful use of hand and eye to create order, cleanliness, and beauty. The Zendo and Gardens at Green Gulch are vivid examples of this loving care. Once each season, we join the Watershed Stewardship group to cultivate the land and nurture pure awareness. Details here. RSVP for directions and to reserve your lunch: email@example.com
MARIN RETREAT: Events occur in spring and summer. In March: 1) Inner & Outer Restoration at Green Gulch (directly above); 2) Gratitude Gathering at Dominican University (at top). In May: Yoga for Activists, Sat the 20th, 10 am – 1 pm, at Edgehill Mansion.
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP TRAINING, Thu, March 16, 7-9 pm. With a new administration in Washington, and pollution levels still rising, we need every tool that we can get to sustain our efforts on behalf of the Earth. Mindful Leadership Training (MLT) is Green Sangha’s program of evidence-based stress management and communication skills, to help you increase your impact as an activist, advocate, or educator. This month’s workshop is a hands-on introduction to the range of topics and practices in MLT, led by Stuart Moody, M.A., co-founder of the Mindful Ambassadors at the University of Arizona. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for address and directions.
WHO WE ARE
Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action, bringing individuals together to meditate, educate, support one another, and advocate for the Earth. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Leadership Training, inner and outer restoration at Green Gulch, mindfulness experiences for teens, and more.
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 promote life-affirming alternatives to destructive practices promoted by the outmoded Industrial Growth Model. 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 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.
Our many partners have included the Berkeley Ecology Center, Californians Against Waste, Clean Water Action, Save the Bay, Sustainable San Rafael, and Transition Berkeley. Together we will hasten the Great Turning toward a sustainable and just world.
For a one-minute video on mindful practice for awakened action, click here: Get quiet, get active.