Hanson, RickWhat a time we had with Rick Hanson on Sat, May 27!  Many thanks to:

  • Jennie Hicks for presenting and presiding over tasty tea and refreshments
  • Debra McKnight Higgins for a yoga stretch that was at once energizing and relaxing
  • Jared Michaels for a simple, serene Zen meditation
  • Carolyn Lenert for interviewing Rick with eyes-wide curiosity and a smile
  • Maeve Murphy & Bernard Bouis for managing a hundred details from start to finish
  • Carol Molloy and Margaret Niles for their hands-on service, almost invisibly done
  • Our business sponsors Easy Automotive, EcoLunchBox, Oakland Community AcupunctureUnited Markets of San Rafael & San Anselmo, and Bill Walzer, wood-turner in Berkeley
  • Everyone who came, and listened, and participated, and donated

We are all richer for this event!  As Rick emphasized in many ways that evening:

“Repeated patterns of mental activity require repeated patterns of brain activity. Repeated patterns of brain activity change neural structure and function.”  This means:

“You can use your mind . . .
to change your brain . . .
to change your mind . . .

to benefit yourself and other beings”

Activists, let’s keeping use our minds to cultivate the qualities of friendliness, contentment, and compassion, that we may build the bridges and forge the partnerships needed in this time of ecological healing!

Watershed crew 5-14-17WHO 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?

Chris at micEducation. 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.

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