On this Earth Day, April 22, immerse in nature practices to connect with the Earth and spring energy, and cultivate stillness and seeds of manifestations. Whether it’s sitting in front of a pond or meandering around trees, we can open up to the elements around us and feel our senses come alive. Perhaps the reason why monasteries and contemplatives institutions are often located in the wilderness. Let our experiences in nature reveal the dharma and doorways to who we truly are.
This will be the part of a monthly series of nature meditation offerings from March to September, 2017. Sessions are “sign-up as you go” and upcoming sessions will be announced soon. No prior meditation experience required.
Sessions will be conducted outdoors so please dress appropriately, with closed-toe shoes, clothing appropriate to the weather, hats etc. Please bring a water bottle to all sessions, and any meditation props that you find to be helpful (meditation cushion or bench, yoga mat, backjack or lightweight chair for sitting practice if needed). Most sessions will include some gentle movement or walking practice so please offer care for yourself around mobility issues.
“Nothing supports the opening of the heart and mind like the beauty, tranquillity, and silence of the natural world. When we meditate in nature, we bring a receptive presence to the natural world. It comes alive—and so do we.” – Mark Coleman
For planning purposes, please register online so we know to expect you and we will send an email notification at least 24 hours in advance to in case of location change or cancellation due to weather conditions.
We look forward to awakening up in the wild together.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation at $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
9:30-12pm, Saturday, April 22th (meet at 9:15am at 100th St. entrance, Central Park West)
Central Park, 100th St. and Central Park West
Lin Gordon has practiced insight meditation in the last six years. Her principal dharma teachers have been Jonathan Foust of Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Mark Coleman of Spirit Rock, and Jon Aaron at New York Insight. Inspired by Mark Coleman’s nature practices, she is part of Mark Coleman’s Awake in the Wild Meditation in Nature Facilitators Training. She is also a Reiki Level 2 practitioner.