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Earth Dharma: A Morning of Connection, Reflection & Restoration
Saturday, November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
About this Event
During this time of ecological crisis, how do we stay in wise action while maintaining a sense of balance and equanimity? Join Lori Stelling and Mike Coughlin, local leaders of NVIM, for a morning of reflection, connection, and restoration, as we explore ways we can support maintaining life balance as we do our part to heal ourselves, our relationships, our social systems and our world.
This nourishing retreat will include brief teachings, short periods of meditation, gentle movement and reflective exercises within a supportive community of people who care deeply about the current state of our planet. Through the practices of mindful awareness and deep listening (inside and out), we will cultivate the qualities of self-compassion, clarity, equanimity, and wise engagement.
What to Bring: Please bring a mid-morning snack for yourself (filtered water & hot tea will be provided) as well as layered clothing and a notepad/pen.
Suggested Donation: $50 – $25 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Open To All: No prior experience with meditation or activism is required.
Lori Stelling has practiced Insight Meditation since 2002 and serves as a local leader and board member for NVIM.Lori has been mentored by Insight Meditation teachers since 2007 and has completed on-going Buddhist studies through Dharmagiri, Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Center’s 8-Fold Path Program, and others. She continues her studies through Tara Brach + Jack Kornfield’s 2019 – 2021 Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. Lori is a certified life coach with advanced Enneagram training and served for 14+ years as a community recreation supervisor specializing in youth services.
Mike Coughlin is a public school administrator, trained mediator, and has been practicing mindfulness in the vipassana tradition for 15 years. He has received training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Mindful Schools and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mike has over 20 years of experience working with high-risk youth, most specifically in residential and day treatment programs, as well as years of mediation experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution.