Inner & Outer Restoration at Green Gulch, Sun Oct 12. This is one of our favorite events of the season – going to Green Gulch Zen Center and Organic Farm for an afternoon of fresh air, fellowship, and fun. This day takes the place of our regularly scheduled monthly retreats in Berkeley and Marin. Details here.
Showing up for the Earth: Linda Currie, left, was just one of our members who marched in NYC. Others joined the companion rallies in Oakland and Tucson. Now: time for us all to amp up our efforts, reducing our carbon footprints, and advocating for change.
Victory on plastic bags! The California legislature passed SB 270, which bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses. With Governor Brown’s signature, it will be the first statewide ban in the nation. Like so many groups, Green Sangha has worked for years to see this day. Thanks to everyone for your efforts – now let’s hope this spreads to the other 49 states!
Looking for a service opportunity? We are looking for inspired, collaborative leaders to join our Board of Directors. Learn more here: Leadership. Other ways to get involved: check our Events tab above, see our listing of Volunteer Opportunities, or write to us: email@example.com.
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.