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Relax! We Have a World to Save

Posted on May 27th, 2017  6:30 pm

Look yonderHow 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 meditation
7:30. Interview with Rick
8:30 Q & A, invitation to action, and closing song
9:00 Homeward

Delicate flowersGreen Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We are dedicated to restoring our sense of oneness, healing the earth and our communities through mindful practice and awakened action.  Purchase your ticket(s) here.

Can’t attend the event but want to support our programs of awakened action? Buy a ticket and share with a friend!

View our Silent Auction items here.

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Awakened Action Tea, November 16, 2013: Detailed Directions

Posted on November 14th, 2013  5:36 pm

Awakened Action Tea

Celebrate sustainable activism with delicious organic vegan delights, warm fellowship, and an inspirational hour with Joanna Macy.  With Trathen Heckman, founder and director of Daily Acts.

Saturday, November 16, 4-6 pm, Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, 94606.  Tickets:  $20.

DIRECTIONS to Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland

Main Entrance: 1330 Lakeshore Ave.

Second Entrance 1255 First Ave. @ E. 14th

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is located at the southeast end of Lake Merritt. Situated next to a 25-story apartment complex, not far from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. Our main entrance is on Lakeshore Avenue where there is street parking. Our second entrance is at the rear of the building at 1255 First Avenue, where there is a small parking lot and street parking.

Interstate 580 from SF/Berkeley and points north:

Take the Grand Avenue exit and go to the second light, which is Lakeshore Avenue. Turn right stay on Lakeshore Ave. In .9 miles turn right to stay on Lakeshore. In about one block the church will be on your left where there is street parking. Our second entrance is at the rear of the building at 1255 First Ave. where there is a small parking lot and street parking.

Interstate 580 from the south or east:

Take Lakeshore Exit and merge onto Lake Park Avenue .1 mile. Turn left on Lakeshore Ave. In 1 mile turn right to stay on Lakeshore. In about one block the church will be on your left where there is street parking. Our second entrance is at the rear of the building at 1255 First Ave. where there is a small parking lot and street parking.

Interstate 80 from San Jose or the south:

Take the Embarcadero exit toward Fifth Ave. .2 miles. Turn right onto Embarcadero .1 mile. Take the first right onto Fifth Avenue .5 mile. Turn left onto International Blvd. .3 mile. Turn right onto 1st Ave. Turn left onto Lakeshore Ave. In about one block the church will be on your left. Our second entrance is at the rear of the building at 1255 First Ave. where there is a small parking lot and street parking.

Downtown Oakland:

Take 14th Street southeast toward Broadway .6 mile. Continue onto Lake Merritt Blvd. .4 mile. Continue onto 1st Avenue .2 mile. Turn left onto Lakeshore Ave. In about one block the church will be on your left where there is street parking. Our second entrance is at the rear of the building at 1255 1st Ave. where there is a small parking lot and street parking.

Public Transportation: 

The Lake Merritt BART station is an easy ½ mile walk to/from the church. From BART, walk in a northerly direction on Oak Street. You will pass the Oakland Museum and the County Courthouse on your right. Cross 14th Street then turn right, following the perimeter ofthe lake around to Lakeshore Avenue. At the marked crosswalk, you will be directly across from the main entrance to the church. (It is not safe to cut through Laney College and the Oakland Kaiser Convention center to cross 11th, 12th  or 13th  Streets to get to the lake.) AC Transit buses run to a stop at the intersection of E. 14th Street/International Blvd and First Avenue, near our entrance at 1255 First Avenue. For current bus and BART info, call Travel Info at 511 or go to www.511.org.

Written by NancyRoberts on November 14th, 2013 in Green Sangha Chapter News

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Special retreat: Green Gulch, Sun 10-13-13

Posted on October 2nd, 2013  9:39 pm

Pumpkin madonna  IIRefresh yourself, inside and out!

Come to Green Gulch Farm on Sun, Oct 13, for an afternoon of fresh air, fellowship, and fun. This day will take the place of our regular East Bay & Marin County monthly retreats.

Schedule
12:15  Lunch in the dining hall – vegetarian, organic, delicious
1:10 Gather at the stop sign for orientation. To the fields!
3:30 Clean up. Muffins & tea.
4:00 Green Sangha meeting, led by Maeve Murphy.
5:00 Meditation in the Zendo.
5:45 Return home.

You can choose work that suits your interest and energy.  Sample tasks:

  • Removing the fence next to the old farm road in the 6th field
  • Taking out cape ivy
  • Splitting wood

What to wear: layers for changeable weather; sturdy, close-toed shoes; hat and other sun protection
What to bring: bottle for your water; gloves if you have them; favorite gardening tool if you like.

Site manager Sukey says: “There is now a new farm road that swings out into the field in a slight meander . . . to allow the creek to swing out next summer in a more elaborate meander. Come see it!”

Reservations required for lunch.  RSVP:  info@greensangha.org or (510) 532-6574.

AWAKENED ACTION TEA!
Saturday, November 16, 4-6 pm
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland 94606

Joanna close smilingEnjoy the company of mindful activists at our 6th Annual Fund-raiser, with meditation, music, vegan treats and tea, and a keynote address by Joanna Macy (photo credit:  Adam Shemper).

For more information, go to Awakened Action Tea.  Tickets are $20.  Send your check to Green Sangha, PO Box 20261, Oakland, 94620, or buy online here.

 

POSITION OPENINGBoard of Directors
Do you have a deep desire to restore the earth? Are you inspired by the mission of integrating mindful practice and awakened action? Do you enjoy cooperative planning, leading by listening, and the art of governance? Green Sangha is accepting applications for our board of directors, a close-knit team of dedicated, creative, collaborative professionals with a love of mother earth. Details here.

 

 

Written by Stuart Moody on October 2nd, 2013 in Green Sangha Chapter News

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Activating hope with Joanna Macy

Posted on September 4th, 2013  3:12 pm

AWAKENED ACTION TEA
Sat Nov 16, 4-6 pm

Macy, Joanna standing“Suspicion of power leads people to be reluctant to act authoritatively . . . . Fortunately the power-over model isn’t the only way to understand power.  When we see with new eyes, a more attractive and capacity-building alternative comes into view.”

– Joanna Macy & Christopher Johnstone, Active Hope (2012, p. 108)

Green Sangha is dedicated to empowering community leaders and citizen activists with practices that restore our sense of connection and inner peace.  Joanna Macy will be the keynote speaker at our Awakened Action Tea:

  • Saturday, November 16, 4-6 pm
  • Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, 94606

Reserve your place now. Tickets are $20. Send your check to Green Sangha, PO Box 20261, Oakland, 94620, or purchase tickets online here.

“Thinking of courage and determination as things we do rather than things we have helps us to develop these qualities.  They emerge out of our engagement with actual situations and the dynamics that arise from our interactions.  This approach is relational, and we call it power-with.

Joanna Macy & Christopher Johnstone (2012, p. 109)

 

Written by Stuart Moody on September 4th, 2013 in Green Sangha Chapter News

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Awakened Action Tea

Posted on May 12th, 2012  6:08 pm

Come to the Awakened Action Tea on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Mill Valley Community Center!  Our featured speaker is Beth Terry, author of Plastic Free, How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.

Beth will tell us about her personal journey to near-zero plastic consumption, why this effort is vital for the planet’s life-support systems, and how you can easily adopt a lower-plastic lifestyle.  The program also includes a meditation and short talk by Green Sangha’s founder Jonathan Gustin.  Tasty organic, vegetarian snacks and beverages will be served.

Beth Terry, accountant and awakened activist, on the cover of Eastbay Express

This is our annual fund-raising event, supporting programs such as Less Carbon & More Compassion, Mindful Activism training, Rethinking Plastics and the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy.

Date:  Sunday, July 1
Time:  4-6 pm
Location:  The Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, close to Highway 101, with easy parking and access to public transit as well as a marshland walking-biking trail.
Tickets:  $75 pays for Green Sangha’s programs of awakened activism, and an afternoon of inspiration.

To purchase: Go to our donate page; indicate $75 as the amount, and select “Awakened Action Tea 2012” on the Program Designation menu. Or mail your check to Green Sangha, P.O. Box 20261, Oakland, CA 94620. Thank you!

To see Beth’s home video of her 2009 plastic trash collection (she discarded less than 4 pounds in the whole year!), click here. You can also visit her website at:  www.myplasticfreelife.com.

On our way to plastic-free shopping . . .