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May 2017

Sustainability from Within

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How do we find balance and peace in the midst of the environmental crisis?  How do we make ourselves into powerful agents of change?  Mindful movement, conscious breathing, and pure awareness loosen the bonds of the heart and restore our sense of oneness.  Through regular practice, you can replenish your life energies and open the doors to transformation – inner and outer.  Enjoy two hours of Somatic Yoga with Stuart Moody, MA, RYT, while supporting Green Sangha’s programs of awakened…

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Relax! We Have a World to Save

May 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

How do you care for the Earth and keep your inner balance? Rick Hanson, PhD, says we can hard-wire ourselves for happiness, and that simple acts of awareness and self-care every day can sustain us through challenging times. Join Green Sangha for our 8th Awakened Action Tea:  an evening of insight and inspiration as we cultivate sustainability from within and learn how to manage a life of active engagement in these times. 6:30 Reception and light refreshments 7:00 Gentle yoga and…

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July 2017

Retreat with Jared Michaels, MFT

July 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PEACE IN ACTION:  Berkeley retreat Green Sangha began with monthly retreats in members’ homes.  These gatherings were the incubators of peace, clarity, and new ideas — ideas such as the Magazine Project, Rethinking Plastics, and the Garden Wheel — each a high-impact campaign. This month, Jared Michaels, licensed family therapist and ordained Zen priest, will share his vision of Bearing Witness — using the silent power of meditation to raise awareness of environmental issues and mindful living.  Join us for brain-calming and brain-storming,…

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August 2017

Dance Benefit for Green Sangha

August 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Have a ball while supporting Green Sangha’s programs of awakened action! Contra dance combines live music, exercise, and social interaction in ways that are fun and creative. If you can walk, if you can turn around, you can do contra dancing and have a great time. Music: John Caulfield, Irish fiddle & mandolin; Kyle Thayer, guitar & fiddle Caller: Stuart Moody Tickets: $5 youth; $10 young at heart; $15 dancing donor; $20 musical angel; $25 bodhisattva Get your tickets here This…

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Inner & Outer Restoration at Green Gulch

August 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“It is neither spring nor summer,” says Gary Snyder, “it is always.”  This is how we feel every time we go to Green Gulch. Activities can include: removal of invasive weeds, trail improvement, planting of native shrubs, wood gathering, and sheet mulching. After a couple of hours’ work, we enjoy tea and muffins. A short meeting follows, varying according to the season – from sharing news and plans, to a letter-writing action, to a walk down to the beach. For…

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Civil Discourse: How Do We Do It?

August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other to learn how to trust each other again, and, by so doing, better serve the people who elected us.” – Senator John McCain, July 25, 2017 What does it take to build trust so that we can travel together the path of cooperation? Join us to hear from esteemed community leaders and engage in thoughtful discussion.  We will look at examples of…

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Finding Your Balance

August 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A WORKSHOP FOR EARTH STEWARDS & ACTIVISTS Balance within and balance without are essential for healthy living and success in action. With age, unfortunately, our sense of balance can deteriorate.  Much of that effect is not aging per se, but rather the result of years of stress, dis-use, and fatigue.  As Walter Bortz, MD, says, “We simply don’t energize the system enough.” Mark your calendar and get ready to relax, unwind, and energize your system in a hands-on, hearts-on workshop…

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September 2017

Coastal Cleanup Day 2017

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A perfect way to start the weekend — cleaning up a beautiful beach park and enjoying fresh air and service with fellow earth stewards from all walks of life.  In teams of three, we scour the rocks, sand, and trails for litter. McNear’s Beach in Marin County (near China Camp in San Rafael) is very popular, and space is limited. Contact Beach Captain Maeve Murphy to reserve your spot: maeve155@yahoo.com. Special this year:  Pre-cleanup Meditation. Arrive at 8:30 am for a standing circle…

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December 2017

Arbor Day 2017

December 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our 13th year of partnership with Green Gulch — celebrating all things green and beautiful, from the human heart to the buckeyes, oaks, and redwood trees.  Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a newspaper editor who became the secretary of the Nebraska Territory.  Since then, many millions of trees have been planted by civic groups at Arbor Day celebrations across the country.  View a brief pictorial history by the National Arbor Day Foundation.…

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June 2018

Sustainable Vision Fest 2018

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A gathering of visionaries and community activists to share ideas, projects, and synergies! Enjoy an evening of inspiration grounded in action, and action grounded in awareness.  Community leaders will give 3-minute talks on their projects to restore the ecology and our relations with one another —  describing their chosen issue, their goals, and how we can get involved. Program opens with Qi Gong and silent meditation, then we dive into visions of possibilities.  We will have Q & A and…

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