Online: Nature Meditation – Cultivating Wisdom and Resilience Through Nature-Based Mindfulness Practice

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Online and Outdoors

Nature Meditation: Cultivating Wisdom and Resilience Through Nature-Based Mindfulness Practice
with Lin Gordon
Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 | 9:30am – 4:45pm ET

As we go through an intense year of pandemic and social transformation, how do we access our inner resources regardless of external circumstances? Whether it is through meditating outdoors, listening to sounds of the birds or walking on grass barefoot, we can learn from the intelligence and wisdom from our natural environment, and reconnect and renew our body and spirit.

During this unique program, participants will be guided through nature meditation practices that connect you to your senses and help you explore your internal and external experiences intimately. You can do these nature practices on your rooftop, porch, backyard, neighborhood garden or park, or anywhere that you can meditate outdoors.

You don’t need to seek the most beautiful place to meditate – it is more important that it’s a place that you can easily access and that it can be in your routine to help you develop a regular nature-based practice of your own.

Tentative Schedule:

9:30am Zoom Video: Introduction to Nature Meditation and Group Meeting
10:00am Walk or drive to your place in nature for the day
10:30am Zoom Phone: Nature meditation instruction
11:00am Break
11:15am Zoom Phone: Nature meditation instruction
12:00pm Sitting and walking in nature practice on your own, lunch, rest (Zoom off)
1:30pm Zoom Phone: Nature meditation instructions
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Zoom Phone: Nature meditation instructions
3:00pm Walk or drive home
3:30pm Zoom Phone: Nature meditation instructions (Indoor)
4:00pm Zoom Video: Small groups discussion and large group sharing
4:45pm Program ends

What to wear and bring:

Wear a mask and maintain social distancing in public.
Lunch: Prepare a brown bag lunch to bring to your place of nature practice.
Rain gear (hat, rain jacket, umbrella, etc.)
Bug repellent
Share your info with an emergency contact so someone knows where you would be and how to look for you in case of emergency.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email

If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing



Lin Wang Gordon

Lin has studied insight meditation under the guidance of Jonathan Foust and Mark Coleman in the past decade. In stillness and silence, she discovers the transformative power of mindfulness practices to help live a life of flow, joy, grace and gratitude.

In the last few years, Lin was particularly moved by the power of nature meditation to connect with a deep sense of well-being, love, wonder, resilience, and interconnection with all beings. Our human-centric worldview dissolves, and we realize we are but a small part of a greater intelligence. Lin was inspired to share nature meditation as a doorway for personal transformation as well as a form of environmental activism.

She graduated from Mark Coleman’s Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Teacher Training in 2017 and has taught at New York Insight Meditation Center and around the country. She is enrolled in the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program (CDL6).

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