Debra & Jean-Marie 10-14

Balance and bliss, Sat Dec 6, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Treat yourself to a day of restorative yoga at Dominican University’s Creekside Room with Jean Marie Hays (L) and Debra McKnight Higgins (R). A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit Green Sangha.  Details here.

East Bay retreat, Sun Dec 14, 4-7 pm.  Join us for a late-afternoon renewal — gentle yoga, meditation, conversation, and earth-friendly potluck snacks.  Many people say that the inspiration lasts through the week.  By donation.  RSVP for address & directions:  (510) 532-6574 or

Marin retreat, Sat Dec 20, 10 am – 1 pm.  Celebrate the winter solstice with yoga, meditation, and a mindful discussion of earth-stewardship projects this year and next.  Grace Severtson decks the halls of the Sienna Room at Edgehill Mansion with leaf-gatherings and candlelight.  Bring earth-friendly potluck snacks, and enjoy!  RSVP

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Plastic bag ban challenged! The California legislature passed SB 270, which bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses. With Gov. Brown’s signature, it will be the first statewide ban in the nation. Now, industry has hired signature-gatherers for a “voters’ initiative” to repeal the law.  You can help shine the light on this signature drive by reporting on any petitions you observe in town:  click here for Mark Murray’s call for awakened observation.

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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.

Getting quietGreen 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).

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.

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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.

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