INNER & OUTER RESTORATION, Sun Oct 9, 12-6 pm. In the era of climate challenge, air pollution, and toxic chemicals in everyday products, why do we take time to restore a stream’s meander and to remove invasive plants? Because the integrity of our natural habitat depends on it. Because working in the fresh air is good for body, mind, and spirit. Because our multi-dimensional world needs multi-dimensional care. Join us for an afternoon of community building and environmental restoration at one of the premier organic farming centers in the Bay Area: Green Gulch Farm. Treat yourself and your family to the contentment that comes from mindful labor. RSVP to reserve your lunch. Full schedule and details here.
MARIN RETREAT: We are on a new, occasional schedule, with events typically in March, May, July, September, & October. Check our calendar for updates. What’s up next: Green Gulch (noted above), Sunday, October 9. Join us!
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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.
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.