All posts filed under: 2021

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

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 the elements, to share dreams…

5/22/2021: Awake in the Wild: Daily Nature Meditation Series

Building Momentum through Daily Practice An Online Practice Community My teacher Mark Coleman and my colleagues who graduated from Mark’s Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Teacher training are offering a daily nature meditation series. Mark will be teaching Mondays through Fridays, and my colleagues will be teaching on weekends. Join our Awake in the Wild community to start your day with mindful awareness. These 45-minutes online daily meditations will be a support for all who like to be in nature and feel the support of meditation in community with the support of the natural world. I will be teaching on 5/22 at 10:30am EST. Find out about the schedule and more. Register through AwakeintheWild.com. Photo by: Jordan Wozniak Recordings: 1/23/2021: Amanda Gorman’s Poems and Faith 11/6/2020 Belonging to a Larger Presence

Sacred Earth Sangha in Central Park – Honoring the Land – Sat. 5/8

Date: Saturday, 5/8/2021 Time: 2-5pm EST Location: Meet at 1:45pm at 100th St., Central Park West Since its beginning, every session of SES has begun with three honorings – honoring native land, honoring Asian lineages, & honoring ancestors. In April, May and June, we are exploring these three honorings and relating them to our commitment to honoring the earth. In April, we explored honoring the Asian lineages of our practice. For May, we will have a special gathering in Central Park to explore Honoring Native Land. What does it mean to honor native land in a city rampant with the destruction and desecration of nature? How do we heed the call of indigenous communities that proclaim that land acknowledgements are not enough? How do we forge a connection to earth that goes beyond ideas of property and ownership to ones of relationship and stewardship? Join us as we use embodied and relational practices to explore these questions and more. “Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality.”— …

Sacred Earth Sangha: Honoring the Asian Lineage – Mon. 4/12

Date: Monday, 4/12/2021 Time: 7-9pm ET The NYI Sacred Earth Sangha is a community formed around deep practice and conscious engagement of the challenges of the climate crisis. The Sacred Earth Sangha is dedicated to meeting our current global challenges by cultivating a sacred relationship to Earth and all her beings – to honoring life. What does it mean to honor? Since its beginning, every session of SES has begun with three honorings – honoring native land, honoring Asian lineages, & honoring ancestors. For our next few meetings, we will be exploring these three honorings and relating them to our commitment to honoring the earth. In April, we begin with honoring of Asian lineages. In the face of continuing violence towards AAPI people, we will explore the often extractive ways western convert Buddhism has approached Asian dharma practices and how, instead, we can cultivate a wise relationship to lineage and community – one that honors the Asian heritage of these teachings and the lands from which they come. All are welcome. No previous meditation experience …