Local Nature: Ecology, Crisis & Mindfulness
Our planet is facing an unprecedented ecological crisis of our own doing: climate change. Catastrophe is looming, yet we seem unable to act quickly enough. What can we do? How can we become more motivated to correct our destructive behavior? This workshop explores the use of mindfulness practice to awaken a spirit of compassion and kindness for nature. We’ll provide a brief explanation of mindfulness, discuss why it is difficult for us to change our behavior, and guide participants through fun and easy mindfulness-based exercises around the theme of gratitude for nature.
Leader - Andy Wallace, Professor of Philosophy at Sonoma State University
Dr. Andy Wallace was trained in mindfulness at the Mindful Awareness and Research Center at UCLA, and in the cultivation of compassion at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Dr. Wallace researches in the areas of contemplative studies, mindfulness meditation and compassion cultivation. Dr. Wallace is teaching a free drop in class on Mindfulness and Self-Care. Register for his Mindfulness & Self-Care Drop In Class
Logistics: No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.