In our heartfelt desire to acknowledge and be in the natural world, there can be a tendency for our minds to try to extract from it the peace, ease, and joy we so desperately need. The desire for this is understandable; even wholesome. But the attitude of entering the natural world with the question of what we can get from it fundamentally alters the relationship and repeats the dominant culture’s extractive relationship with the more than human world.
In this EcoDharma Exploration, Susie Harrington invites us to sense our way into reciprocity with the natural world. What might a more wholesome, mutually beneficial relationship look like? How can we be in nature as a participant, as an offering-maker, rather than as a taker?
One Earth Sangha offers monthly EcoDharma Explorations. Join our featured speaker and One Earth Sangha for a live Zoom gathering on November 19, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM US Eastern / 8:30 to 10:30 AM US Pacific / 5:30 to 7:30 PM CET. If you can’t make it to the gathering, a recording will be available.
Susie Harrington is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma and Sky Mind Retreats, teaching both in the Southwest and internationally since 2005. She delights in teaching outdoors, knowing that nature nourishes the heart and inspires wisdom. She encourages, through silence and intimate presence, coming home to our embedded natural aliveness and belonging, and the freedom that is our natural state. Her roots are in the Insight tradition, having trained extensively with Jack Kornfield, Guy Armstrong, and Joseph Goldstein; she is also well practiced in the Tibetan and Diamond Heart traditions as well as in Hakomi Therapy. For more information: www.desertdharma.org.
Registration for this exploration is open now. This program is donation-based, with no required registration fee. We welcome your contributions to support this program and the work of One Earth Sangha.