2021, City Parks, Daylongs

Sat. 9/25/2021: Tending Grief in Nature – Jamaica Bay Wild Life Preserve

Photo Credit: National Park Services

Date: Saturday, 9/25/2021

Time: 10am-4:30pm ET

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve, Queens, NY

Teachers: Peace Twisegye and Lin Wang Gordon

In the past year, many lost loved ones due to Covid-19 or other causes.  Yet the pandemic put barriers into holding many rituals that help us process grief, individually and collectively.  Grief, if not attended, could often hold us hostage to life’s uncertainty and losses.  How do we open our heart and continue to let our life energy flow while facing and tending our grief intimately?  How do we establish a sense of connection with our loved ones when their bodies are no longer here? We will spend this day  outdoors to meditate, to free write, to experiment with the elements, and to share dreams. We will explore nature-based practices, learn, and find support and healing forces in nature as we share a space to mourn and grieve.

This daylong is not limited to those who experience human loss but also animal companions.  No prior meditation experience necessary.

Subway: Take the A train to Rockaway Blvd., get off at the last cart on the train to exit the train station. Take the Q52/Q53 bus from there and get off at the Cross Bay Bl & Wildlife Refuge stop. The bus will drop you off directly in front of the entrance.

Bus: Take the Q53 from 61st and Roosevelt Avenue (Woodside) to the Refuge. Please note that the Q53 is a +select bus service.

More info: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve

Registration closed 3 days before the program start (Wed. Sep. 22, 12:00 PM)

NY Insight COVID Protocol for outdoor In-Person programs:
All participants must be vaccinated – Proof of vaccination is required.
All participants must register before attending NYInsight all forms of gatherings (sanghas included.)
All participants must wear masks.
All participants must follow social distancing guidelines by keeping 6’ apart.

Disclaimer: Procedures adhere to current CDC guidelines.
Changes may be applied at any time, based on CDC guidelines.
For the health and safety of our staff and community, please do not come onsite if you are feeling unwell.

Maximum participants: 20 people

Please bring:

  • Mask
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Rain Gear
  • Hiking shoes or trail runner (good for muddy or wet trails)
  • Sitting prop if needed (Crazy Creek, foam pad, etc.)
  • Journal and pen