Thanksgiving Meditative Hike to Hook Mountain

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Thanksgiving Meditative Hike to Hook Mountain
 
with Lin Gordon
 
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 9:45am – 3:00pm
 
Location: 299 Lake Rd. Valley Cottage, NY, 10989

Immerse in the peaceful beauty of autumn in the Hudson Valley before winter arrives. This guided, meditative hike includes expansive vistas only 1.5 hours outside of the city, and extraordinary land designated by the New York Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area.

We will hike from approximately 10am to 3pm, with stops for meditation practices and an hour-long lunch break. The hike is mostly in silence on a scenic route of the Long Path, into Rockland Lake State Park, and up Hook Mountain (689 feet). For more information about this hike, including what to wear/bring, public transportation, and driving directions, please visit here.

Please arrive at 9:45am at Rockland Lake State Park, South Entrance, on Route 9W and Lake Road (parking lot #4). Valley Cottage, NY. There is a picnic table under a big tree near the toll booth of the parking lot. We will begin the hike at 10am.

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).

Lin Gordon has been practicing Insight meditation the last eight years under the guidance of Jonathan Foust, Mark Coleman, and various teachers at the New York Insight Meditation Center.  She is a graduate of Mark Coleman’s Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Teacher Training and has been leading nature meditation programs around NYC and the Hudson Valley since. In stillness and silence, she discovers the transformative power of mindfulness practices to help live a life of flow, joy, grace and gratitude. Learn more about her nature meditation programs at beingintheewild.com.

Registration:

Note About Registration:

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Teacher(s)

Lin Gordon


Lin Gordon has been practicing insight meditation in the last seven years under the guidance of Jonathan Foust (Insight Meditation Community of Washington), Mark Coleman (Spirit Rock), and various teachers from the insight tradition. 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 practices to connect with a deep sense of well-being, love, wonder, resilience, and connection with a larger world that we are part of. She graduated from Mark Coleman’s Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Teacher Training in 2017 and has taught nature meditation in NYC and around the country.

She is also inspired by the Ecosattva training from the One Earth Sangha to share nature meditation practices not only as a doorway for personal transformation, but also as a form of environmental activism. By helping people forge a visceral and deep love for the Earth through intimate and direct experiences, Lin hopes that these practices will inspire people to actively protect the Earth.