Contemplative Environmental Practice Workshop

This 6-day workshop takes place at the Lama Foundation, an ecumenical retreat center in the stunning mountains of New Mexico, and will be facilitated with Jeff Warren, Zen activist and scientist Kritee Kritee, and political scientist Paul Wapner.

Earth-Love-Go offers yearly workshops which bring together activists, students, scholar-teachers to share ways of living and teaching on the frontlines of environmental concern.

Much of the workshop will probe the depths of the environmental crisis with the aim of appreciating the profundity of climate change, massive extinction, freshwater scarcity, and other global environmental challenges. This will include focusing not only on the biophysical but also the moral, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of these problems. The aim is to learn how to hold the depth and heartbreak of environmental issues without falling into despair, and to focus our energies toward building a more just, ecologically sound future. Are there ways to teach and work on behalf of environmental sustainability so that our full humanness can emerge? Can we teach and be active with a sense of both outrage and awe? Can we channel our inner resources so our students and those whom we wish to mobilize discover their own power and commitment?

The workshop will delve into these questions in a setting and with an approach that allow for personal and professional renewal. In this sense, it is both a workshop and a retreat. Participants will have ample time and space to explore their own understandings, take stock of their environmental lives, and simply relax amid fellow travelers committed to personal growth and professional effectiveness.

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Instructors

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Jeff Warren is a writer and a meditation teacher. He is the co-author, along with Dan Harris and Carlye Adler, of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, and author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness. Jeff’s specialties as a meditation guide – i.e., those things he has the most personal experience with – … Continued

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