Greening the Heart Through the Work that Reconnects

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    Greening the Heart Through the Work that Reconnects

Feb 9th, 2023

"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 emergency.  Whether you are currently energized to act for a more sustainable world or paralyzed because of climate anxiety or despair, the pioneering teachings of Joanna Macy are here to hold and ground you in practice.

In this new course, Greening the Heart Through the Work that Reconnects,” Heidi Bourne and Ashley  Wilson will guide you through the four-part cycle of the Work that Reconnects, including gratitude, honoring our pain for the world, seeing anew, and going forth. Each two-hour session will support the deepening of your practice through meditation, interactive climate-related activities, and dharma talks.

Greening the Heart Through the Work that Reconnects is designed for both beginners and those  with established meditation practices. The practices are designed to support everyone at all levels, from those only just recently learning more about the climate emergency to experienced climate activists. Please join us. We need everyone.

4 Thursday Mornings
9:00 - 11:00am, PT
February 9 - March 2, 2023
Online via Zoom

$130 - $190, sliding scale
Offering fees above the base rate helps make Pacific Mindfulness programs more widely available. Thank you for your consideration!

Pacific Mindfulness is committed to increasing access to the teachings and practices of awareness, generosity, compassion, and wisdom. In this spirit, most of our courses and retreats offer some financial support. We are steadfastly dedicated to offering programs that help protect, support, and expand the well-being of ourselves, each other, and the natural world.

Financial assistance is available. Please apply here.

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 in both public and private settings, offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, resiliency-focused professional programs, and teaches regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 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.

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.

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