Earth Love Go - Contemplative Environmental Retreat


Earth Love Go - Contemplative Environmental Retreat


Dates: August 7 – August 13, 2019

VenueLama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico

Price: $1050 includes accommodations, meals, and workshop fee

Students: $880

Need-based scholarships available.

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This has been a challenging year for environmental protection. How can we respond most meaningfully as educators, advocates and ordinary citizens to intensifying environmental dangers?

Contemplative Environmental Practice” is a week-long residential workshop that explores how our inner lives can provide insight, passion, and sensitivity to our environmental engagements.

Set in the mountains of New Mexico, the workshop uses meditation, movement, conversation, writing, immersion in nature, and other contemplative practices to probe the depths of environmental challenges, strengthen the connection between our personal and professional lives, and facilitate self-inquiry, effective pedagogy, and meaningful activism.

Earth Love Go workshop will take place at the Lama Foundation, an off-grid retreat center that draws its power from the sun, water from a spring, and much of its food from its organic gardens.  Surrounded on three sides by the Carson National Forest, Lama is an ideal place to integrate our deepest spiritual yearnings with our professional and personal environmental commitments.

*No prior experience in meditation or other contemplative practices is necessary.

Paul Wapner, Professor of Global Environmental Politics, American University

Lena Fletcher, Professor of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Kritee Kanko, Environmental scientist and Zen Teacher

Janice Pezzoli, environmental and social activist, peerless designer of permaculture-inspired gardens for schools

Therese Jornlin, meditation and Qi Gong teacher and therapist