East Bay Retreat. Sun Mar 8, 4-7 pm. Enjoy a mini-retreat at a member’s home in Berkeley. We meditate, educate, and support one another in personal and collective environmental actions. More details.
Marin Retreat. Sat Mar 14, 10 am -1 pm. Stuart Moody will be our guest presenter, leading sample exercises from our upcoming Mindful Leadership Training. Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University. More details.
Members’ Night, Thu Mar 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. Refreshments, meditation, and a conversation with Stuart Moody, who will share stories and research on meditation, listening, and other humanizing practices that will make up our Mindful Leadership training. At Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University. Program here. Free to members. Not a member yet? Join here!
Join the rooftop revolution! When you go solar with Sungevity, you get a $750 rebate and Sungevity donates $750 to Green Sangha. Clean energy is our future. Add your roof to the growing number of clean energy collectors! For a free quote, click here.
Teen Environmental Leadership Academy. We’re making plans for our 5th summer of mindful practice, outdoor studies, gardening, and speaker training. Dates: July 20-31. Program details here.
Save SB 270! One day after Gov. Brown signed the landmark single-use bag bill, the plastics industry hired signature-gatherers for a “voters’ referendum” to repeal SB 270. Green Sangha is a member of the Clean Seas Coalition, made up of environmental groups across the state dedicated to reducing the plague of plastics. For more information on the effort to save SB 270, visit Californians vs. Big Plastic.
Board opening. We are looking for inspired, collaborative leaders to join our Board of Directors, supporting and guiding the organization as we meet the challenges of the 21st century. Learn more here: Leadership.
WHO WE ARE
Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Activism Training, seasonal restoration days at Green Gulch, the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy, 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 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).
Actions. 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.