"What we need to do to save the world is to hear within ourselves the sound of the Earth crying.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
The Work that Reconnects is a container for all we feel, do, and think about the climate crisis. Whether you are currently energized to act for a more sustainable world or paralyzed because of climate anxiety or despair, join us in a deeper dive into the teachings of Joanna Macy and Thich Nhat Hanh, who were ages ahead of their own time in knowing how to work with climate anxiety and modeling so beautifully throughout their lives how to fall back in love with Mother Earth.
In this new course, “Falling in Love with Mother Earth: A Journey through the Work that Reconnects Spiral," Ashley Wilson will facilitate movement through the four-part cycle of the Work, including gratitude, honoring our pain for the world, seeing anew with new eyes, and going forth.
Each 90-min session will support the deepening of your practice through meditation, interactive activities, and short talks. This course is designed for both beginners and those with established meditation practices. The practices are meant to support anyone who cares about the world and our place in it at all levels, from those only just recently engaged to experienced climate activists.
Let's fall in love with the Earth and each other all over again together. Everyone is welcome.
4 Monday Afternoons
4:00 - 5:30pm PT
January 22nd - February 12th
Online via Zoom
Full Series: $95 - $150
Individual Sessions: $25
Offering fees above the base rate helps make Pacific Mindfulness programs more widely available. Thank you for your consideration!
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Meeting ID: 867 8907 0733
Ashley Wilson earned her PhD in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2019. Her anthropological training, a practice in clear seeing in and of itself, ultimately led her to the spiritual path. She is now an active practitioner in the Plum Village tradition. She is currently employed as the Associate Editor at The Arrow Journal, where she finds pure joy in working at the intersection of the academic and dharma worlds. She also works in educational publishing, teaches yoga, and shares the practice of mindfulness and meditation through personal coaching sessions. She delights daily in the practice of solo motherhood and seeing the world anew through the eyes of her young son and littlest teacher, Sage.
Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching since 2005 offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused professional programs, and teaches regularly for Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, trauma resiliency from the Trauma Resource Institute, and is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexity of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. She has a background in nursing, 35 years in small business ownership, and lives with her family in northern California.