All posts filed under: 2021

Climate Resilience: Transforming Difficult Emotions into Compassion and Wisdom – Sat. 4/10/2021

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021 Time: 10am – 1pm EST “Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants Overwhelming by the devastation and destruction of life all around the globe and worry about what is yet to come? Do you feel guilt and shame that you’re not doing enough? Do you find yourself either want to move into actions with rage or do you feel grief and powerless and just want to give up on taking any actions? Grief, anxiety, anger, despair are normal emotions as the impact of climate change become more evident and frequent in our life. How do we be with these difficult emotions and stay grounded while absorbing the implications of these events? How do we transform grief, anxiety, anger, despair into love, courage, compassion, …

Sacred Earth Sangha Meeting – 4/12

The NYI Sacred Earth Sangha is a community formed around deep practice and conscious engagement of the challenges of the climate crisis. Please join hosts Sebene Selassie, Lin Wang Gordon and Jon Aaron, as we invite monthly guest speakers and teachers to explore together what it means to meet our current reality with kindness and clarity, compassion and wisdom. Date Sacred Earth Sangha Dialogues: Guests Recording Mon. Mar. 8, 2021 – 7-9pm EST Sensei Kritee Kanko Mon. Feb. 8, 2021 – 7-9pm EST Radical Honesty in the Face of Crisis: Brother Man – Mon. Jan. 11, 2021, 7-8:30pm EST The Promise and Power of Faith-Led Environmental Movements with Dekila Chungyalpa Mon. Dec. 14, 2020, 7-8:30pm EST An Evening with Thanissara – Being a Sacred Warrior: Lessons from Standing Rock Recording

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

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 Photo by: Jordan Wozniak Recordings: 1/23/2021: Amanda Gorman’s Poems and Faith 11/6/2020 Belonging to a Larger Presence

8/6 – 8/15/2021: Inner Outer Nature – Ecodharma Training Retreat – with Johann Robbins and David Loy

Date: Friday, August 6, 2021 – Sunday, August 15, 2021 Location: Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, Jamestown, Colorado Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is an ideal location for nature meditation retreats. The area is extraordinarily beautiful, pristine and peaceful, with a wide variety of trails, wildflower-covered alpine meadows, creeks, and rocky crags. The mountains, forests and river naturally work to settle the mind, while living and practicing together creates personal connections and mutual support. The Combined Retreat, which includes the Ecodharma Training Retreat and the Silent Meditation Retreat, is for Dharma Leaders and Experienced Practitioners. Part 1: Ecodharma Training Retreat, August 6 – 15, 2021 The ecological crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. And now it has spawned the Coronavirus. Are you feeling overwhelmed? How does modern dharma help us understand and engage with all of this? New teachings and practices are now emerging in response to the realities of the current situation: ecodharma. This is a ten-day experiential immersion into ecodharma, specifically for dharma teachers, leaders, and committed practitioners. Our sense of …