Events

Contemplative Environmental Practice


Retreat for Educators & Activists

August 7-13, 2019

Lama Foundation
San Cristobal, NM, USA

Cost: $1050 (includes everything) 
*Need-based scholarships available* (Students: $880)
 
This has been a challenging year for environmental protection. How can we respond most meaningfully as educators, advocates, and ordinary citizens to intensifying environmental dangers? Contemplative Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop that explores how our inner lives can provide insight, passion, and sensitivity to our environmental engagements.

Set in the mountains of New Mexico, the workshop uses meditation, yoga, conversation, writing, and immersion in nature to probe the depths of environmental challenges, strengthen the connection between our personal and professional lives, and facilitate self-inquiry, effective pedagogy, and meaningful activism.

The workshop will take place at the Lama Foundation, an off-grid retreat center that draws its power from the sun, water from a spring, and much of its food from its organic gardens.  Surrounded on three sides by the Carson National Forest, Lama is an ideal place to integrate our deepest spiritual yearnings with our professional and personal environmental commitments.

No prior experience in meditation or other contemplative practices is necessary.

Faculty:  
Paul Wapner, Professor of Global Environmental Politics, American University
Lena Fletcher, Professor of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jeff Warren, Author and Meditation Instructor

For more information: http://earthlovego.org

Sponsors: American University’s Global Environmental Politics Program. Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, Consciousness Explorers Club, iBme, and RE-volv.