Awakened Action Tea 2013

Our 6th annual fund-raiser! 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.  Purchase online here.

Joanna Macy.  Photo by Adam Shemper 2012

Joanna Macy. Photo by Adam Shemper 2012

Action isn’t a burden to be hoisted up and lugged around on our shoulders.  It is something we are.  The work we have to do can be seen as a kind of coming alive.  More than some moral imperative, it’s an awakening to our true nature, a releasing of our gifts.” – Joanna Macy

Reservations recommended. To purchase your ticket, send your check to:  Green Sangha, PO Box 20261, Oakland CA 94620.  Or, reserve online here.

Directions:  Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is located at the southeast end of Lake Merritt.  Situated next to a 25-story apartment complex, it is not far from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.  The main entrance is on Lakeshore Avenue where there is street parking. Lake Merritt BART is about a half mile away and the Church is served by AC Transit buses. Call 511 or visit to plan your trip.  If driving, carpooling is highly recommended: for comradeship, conservation, and better parking. Detailed directions here.

Davis, Michael - Spirit RockMUSIC:  Michael Davis is the founder of US Pure Water/The Water Store, whose mission is to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles.  Michael provides systems that treat and dispense water at the ‘point-of-use’, whether at home, office, school, restaurant, or festivals and events. At our Tea, Michael will bring us lyrical melodies, compelling rhythms, and ragas rooted in ancient musical traditions, playing the venu – the South Indian bamboo flute.

HOST COMMITTEE:  Allyne Beach, Damon Connolly, Linda Currie, Laurie Grossman, Marion Guyer MD, Peggy Hilden, Sita Khufu, Debra McKnight Higgins MBA, Carole Mills, Carol Misseldine, Maeve Murphy, Bet Muth MBA, Maureen Parton, Nancy Roberts MBA, Kathrin Sears, Rebecca Valentine, Allison Vogel

About Green Sangha:  Green Sangha is an environmental action organization founded by Fairfax teacher and psychotherapist Jonathan Gustin in 2000.  Our mission is to restore our sense of oneness, healing our communities and the earth through mindful practice and awakened action.

Bag Monster trioGreen Sangha provides practical, hands-on solutions to global issues through education, civic advocacy, and the promotion of sustainable lifestyle choices starting from within. We are local, grassroots, and making a difference in our communities. Our actions include:  habitat restoration and tree planting at Green Gulch Farm; Mindful Activism Training; Rethinking Plastics, which has reduced plastic waste by over 30 tons; Sustainable Living Training; and the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy, building our next generation of environmental leaders.

All proceeds of the Awakened Action Tea directly support our programs of promoting, modeling, and teaching mindful activism.  Green Sangha is an educational non-profit, 501(c)3.  Your donations are fully tax-deductible.