Inner & Outer Restoration at Green Gulch

1601 Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965

Sunday, February 11, 2018, Noon – 6:00 pm

Have you ever noticed that monasteries and temples tend to be well-maintained and pleasing to the eye? According to the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, the Zen master Pai Chang began emphasizing manual labor as a means of focused awareness and service to the community in the 8th century. Green Gulch continues this tradition of loving care for the land, their food, and all common spaces.

Watershed stewardship at Green Gulch has been one of our most popular projects ever since Arbor Day in 2005.  We keep coming back for the fresh air, the learning, and the joy of communal effort. Program includes lunch, work in the field, tea & muffins, and meditation in the Zendo.

RSVP to reserve your lunch and join a carpool:  Details on clothing and gear are here.

What does it mean to be a mindful activist?  Monday, February 12, 6:45 – 8:30 pm, at the Edgehill Mansion of Dominican University, San Rafael.  Stuart Moody, long-time leader of Green Sangha, will share stories, suggest some principles, and lead a conversation on the connection between inner awakening and outer action.  Sponsored by Dharma Eye Zen Center.  Love donations warmly welcomed.


Stuart celebrates the passage of SB 649

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.

Mike Flynn with recyclables at morning’s end

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.

Tree pose 2

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