Exploring Nature Metaphors in Mindfulness

Warren: In this session we will explore how to use nature metaphors as a way to connect with ourselves and set intentions for the Spring season. Warren and Luisa will use a variety of instruments to set a gentle background soundscape tone for different mindful inner explorations.

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Dissolving into Nature

“We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.” ― Alan Watts Kevin: Makes sense, right? But most of us don’t experience life … Continued

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Ecological Experimentation

Pamela: In this practice we will experiment using the scientific method commonly practiced in ecology, and then break those scientific rules, and then see how we feel about breaking those rules, and perhaps contemplate why those rules exist in the first place.

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Embodying Trees

Jane: For this practice, we’ll first spend a little time on the posture, with the aim of feeling grounded in our bodies. We’ll then choose an object of focus that we’d like to embody, a specific tree or animal or body of water that you know and love–anything from the non-human world that resonates in that … Continued

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Earth, Wind and Fire. Also Water.

Erin: To kick off Ecology month, we’ll take inspiration from the elements and practice connecting the nature within to the nature without. This meditation will use the sights and sounds of the natural world to remind us what we’re made of.

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