A Celebration of Mother Earth
with Elizabeth J. Coleman
Sunday, May 12th, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us to honor and celebrate our mothers and our Earth. Elizabeth J. Coleman, a poet, public interest attorney, environmental activist, and teacher of mindfulness will lead us in a day of celebration reading poems from her new book, HERE: Poems for the Planet, an international contemporary poetry anthology for our planet.
The book is a chorus of diverse voices writing with urgency and hope for Mother Earth, with a foreword from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and a guide to activism from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Readings from the anthology and readings of poems about motherhood will be interspersed with guided meditations (such as Metta meditation, and meditation around nurturing and self-care for ourselves and others) and discussion of mindful activism.
This day will honor our mothers who nurture or nurtured us, and “this one blue planet, a natural world that supports us all,” as His Holiness wrote in his foreword to HERE. This event is open to everyone. Bring your mother, honor her memory, celebrate mothers who live far away… all mothers and anyone who loves their mother and/or Mother Earth is welcome! A book signing will follow this poetic event.