Start the New Year with a thought-provoking, activating conversation on what we can do to save the Earth. Scott Sampson, evolutionary paleotonologist and science educator, will be our featured speaker at our 2nd Annual Members’ Night:
Sat, Jan 12, 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael.
Scott’s topic: Falling in Love with Nature. So many of our environmental ills spring from a lack of loving relationship with the world. In Green Sangha, we see the connectedness of all life as the foundation of activism: “Of course we love the planet. It is us!”
But is loving the planet enough? Can ancient principles and practices of mindfulness be used strategically to restore the Earth? Join Scott Sampson, PhD, for meditation, slide show, and lively dialogue. Green Sangha leaders will briefly describe current actions in which anyone can participate, including Less Carbon & More Compassion, the Low Carbon Diet, Rethinking Plastics, and the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy.
Here you can find reviews of Dr. Scott’s new book, Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life, and his blog, The Whirlpool of Life.
World Toilet Day was Mon, Nov 19, but there’s still time to give a sit! Click here to read Marianna Tubman’s article on this global issue, see her Gratitude Meditation, and join her pledge to support SOIL, a nonprofit actively helping Haiti recover from Superstorm Sandy, protect public health, and restore fertility.
December retreats. Relax, refresh, and renew at our monthly chapter retreats. East Bay: Sun, Dec 9, 10-1 in Berkeley. Marin: Sun, Dec 16, 10-1 at the Nonprofit Resource Center, 555 Northgate Drive. Contact Elizabeth for information or directions.
Renew your membership, renew your energy!
Mindful Yoga for Eco-Activists, Sun Jan 6, 2-4 pm
With President Obama speaking again of climate change, and the Congress discussing, however tentatively, a carbon tax, we have a golden opportunity to shift our country toward real sustainability. This opportunity requires work at every level, from checking our home energy usage to developing renewable energy sources to sequestering carbon in field and forest. How do we renew our own energy as we imagine, plan, and implement these earth-saving actions?
Yoga techniques of self-massage, mindful movement, and conscious breathing can renew your life energy and revitalize your mind day after day. Join Stuart Moody for a hands-on workshop, Renewing Energy from Within, to set the pace for a New Year full of resilience, optimism, and grace.
Sunday, January 6, 2-4 pm at the Stress Management Center, 1185 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur
Cost: $20. Free for Green Sangha members (annual membership $25 available at the door)
Advance registration is strongly recommended. Call Elizabeth Little (510) 532-6574 or write firstname.lastname@example.org. To join Green Sangha or to renew your membership, go to www.greensangha.org and click on the Donate tab.