In-Person: Sacred Earth Sangha in Greenwood Cemetery

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Inperson: Sacred Earth Sangha in Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn)
with Lin Wang Gordon and Jon Aaron
Saturday, September 11th, 2021 | 2:00pm–5:00pm
Since its beginning, every session of SES has begun with three honorings: honoring native land, honoring Asian lineages, and honoring ancestors. For the past few months, we have been exploring these three honorings as foundations for sacred earth awakening. In April, we explored honoring the Asian lineages of our practice. In May, we gathered in Central Park to explore honoring Native Land.

What does it mean to honor ancestors? Join us in September as we cultivate relationships with our personal genealogical ancestors as well as practice reflections and meditations that touch the truth of the whole of nature as “all my relations.”

We look forward to exploring our inner and outer world together with you in nature.

Greenwood Cemetery Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, Brooklyn
Meet: 1:45 pm in front of chapel to the right of the main entrance — we will leave the chapel promptly at 2pm

Subway: Take the R train to the 25th Street station in Brooklyn. Walk east/uphill one block to our Main Entrance.
Free parking is available within Green-Wood. Please park all vehicles on the right-hand side of the road. Parking on the grass is prohibited.
Additional info:

Participation Requirements:
• Vaccination is required! Please present proof of vaccination to the teacher on-site.
• Mask Wearing at all times.
• Social Distance at all times, at least 6’ of distance.

Maximum participants: 25 people
Cancellation: Since we tend to have a waitlist, if you don’t plan to attend the event, please cancel at least 72 hours in advance so others on the waitlist can have a chance to be notified and attend the event. It will also cost staff time to coordinate. We encourage you to be thoughtful of your intention to register and respect others’ opportunities to practice together.



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).

Jon Aaron


Jon has been a teacher at NYI since 2006.  His principal dharma teachers have been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way and Kittisaro and Thanissara of The Sacred Mountain Sangha. He is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher and Teacher Trainer and has taught over 100 cycles of the seminal curriculum.  He leads retreats in the US and in Europe.  He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center.  He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitioner® and an Accredited teacher of Mindfulness for Heath from Breathworks in the UK.  Jon is a co-founder of the MBSR Teachers Collaborative of Greater New York, and a founding member of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative.  Recently with his partner Upayadhi, he established, an online community for meditators which started in the context of the pandemic and has been thriving ever since.

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