Arbor Day at Green Gulch: Sun Feb 14. Come for part or all of the day: Wendy Johnson speaks at 10 am. Farm-house lunch at 12:15 (reservations required). Ceremony and native planting at 2 pm. Tea at 4:30. For information and to reserve your spot: Arbor Day.
East Bay retreat, Sun Feb 21, 4-7 pm. We meet on the fourth Sunday this month, in deference to our delightful day at Green Gulch on the second Sunday (above). Location: Richmond. Program: Inner stillness, outer engagement. Join us for yoga, meditation, dialogue, and earth-friendly, tongue-tasty potluck refreshments! RSVP for address & directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindful Leadership Training is our new program for environmental leaders and activists: a mindfulness-based approach to effective meetings, environmental advocacy, and sustainability from within. Learn about our workshops here. Also, see the related work of our colleagues with the Public Health Institute on Making Meetings Healthier!
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WHO WE ARE Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Leadership Training, seasonal restoration days at Green Gulch, the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy, 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.