Arbor Day at Green Gulch Farm

1601 Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Please join us to continue our long-time Arbor Day tradition! We will plant with the early rains to establish deep roots over the winter.

You are warmly invited to spend the afternoon working in areas where windbreaks have been removed. These areas are now ready for re-planting with trees, shrubs, and forbs. We will also have a chance to make seed balls of native seeds and disperse them, to weed out plants that overtake the native ones we want to encourage, and to sheet-mulch areas to protect our trees from weed smother.

Together we’ll continue care-taking this diverse and precious watershed in the company of our myriad sangha friends, working in a contemplative atmosphere among the wild elements. We will hold this event regardless of weather, excepting torrential rains. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Bring work clothes, gloves, water bottles, whatever you need to be comfortable. Our closing gathering will include hot tea, treats, and warm company to dedicate the merit of our time together. You’re invited to stay  for evening zazen at 5:15 pm to complete the day.

Coastal Cleanup success!  On Sat, Sep 16, the 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, we kicked off a new action, ‘Engaged Meditation,’ at McNear’s Beach in San Rafael, where Green Sangha has coordinated the clean-up since 2005.  We meditated in public to ‘bear witness’ to the problem of litter and to help focus our minds on positive action . . . We breathed, listened to the soft sound of the surf and the harsh cry of the gulls, and felt the gentle breeze on our faces . . . Soon we were joined by 14 enthusiastic volunteers of all ages who combed the beach and brought back bucket-loads of plastic, fishing line, bottles . . . Read more here.
Great Gratitude to all the donors who made possible a day of mindfulness at Green Gulch on Tue, June 20, with Tammy Trujillo presiding. Site managers Sukey and Schyler hosted the Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity (AHO) for a relaxing, rejuvenating taste of meditation, organic farming, and fresh ocean air.
Thank you so much for arranging an incredible retreat for the youth of AHO. Everyone had a great time with the wonderful staff at Green Gulch who made us all feel so welcomed and at home. We enjoyed our tea ceremony with Tammy and left enlightened, moved and inspired. — Zara Babitzke, AHO program founder


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

Hanson, RickWe 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!

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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