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Deep Time: Slowing Down as a Revolutionary Act

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“Nature does not hurry, and yet everything is completed” —Lao Tzu

We are all familiar with the phrase and feeling of “not enough time”. This myth is perhaps the most pervasive story of modern society. A story that feeds collective conditioning that causes anxiety and stress.

When we believe the story of “not enough time”, we justify making compromises in how we treat ourselves, how we treat one another, and how we treat our world.

We feel pressured. We multitask.

We forget how to tune in to our authentic pace, and give far too much energy to time management.

Deep Time is a state of spacious awareness, available through meditative life, which can only be entered through a doorway that takes us beyond our conditioned beliefs.

Meditation practice is a direct means for softening our obsession with productivity and returning us instead to a more vast presence of being.

When we are fully present, we are “being time.”

In this month-long, self-paced course – inspired by the Zen teachings of Uji or “being time” – Dharma teacher and author Deborah Eden Tull guides us in cultivating a healthy balance between productivity and attunement.

We learn to identify and release core limiting beliefs around time that are no longer serving us.

And we return to a deeper and more grounded embodiment of presence, in all of our life’s activities.

We can learn to live our lives in Deep Time.

Deep Time: Slowing Down as a Revolutionary Act with Deborah Eden Tull

Grounded in the practice of being one with the unfolding of time, moment by moment, in a non-separate way that allows time to be experienced as boundless, in this course you will learn to:

  • Explore the practice of Deep Time
  • Embody flow more fully in your life
  • Deepen your meditation practice
  • Heighten your awareness
  • Listen to your body, and relax more
  • Befriend fatigue and low energy states rather than battling against them
  • Enhance your relationship with yourself and others
  • Remove limiting beliefs

Module 1: The Sacred Pause: A Meditative Life

Have you ever fallen in love?

Maybe you’ve sat in deep meditation, trekked up a mountain peak, been immersed in play with an infant, or experienced the stillness of prayer?

In moments like these, we’ve had an experience of time feeling limitless.

The more conditioned we become however, the more we develop an artificial and adversarial relationship with time.

We treat spaciousness and leisure as a rewarding treat, like dessert.

Time out, vacations, and those moments of grace that sometimes appear in our lives, are experienced as disruptions to the trance of productivity that we dedicate so much of our time.

Deep Time questions our notion of linear time experience, and invites us to return instead to a more vast presence of being.

In this opening module, we create the framework for returning to the awareness of time as boundless. We recognize the breath, the 4 elements, the natural world, and our human relationships as our teachers and reminders of Deep Time. We learn to find deep spaciousness and timelessness in the body.

Module 2: Beliefs Which Limit Us

Every habit of suffering results from a limiting belief.

When we explore this with depth, we begin to see that the “not enough time” story is an extension of the “I’m not good enough” story, a common one many of us carry around at a subconscious level.

We often give more attention to planning, preparing, and managing our lives than to actually living them.

We tell ourselves “Once I meet this deadline, I’ll take a break,” or “Once the holidays are over, I’ll make time to care for my body.”

The motivation of convenience takes over. And sustainability, kindness, and well-being become less of a priority.

In this module, Eden guides us in becoming more aware of how much time can go into the story of “not enough time” – and how this story can impact our bodies and minds, feelings and actions. This storyline allows us to justify high levels of stress, to glorify busy-ness, and, in so doing, to compromise vital aspects of well-being including rest, enjoyment, relationships, and sometimes simply doing nothing.

Module 3: A Kinder Schedule: Balancing Productivity and Attainment

While sitting meditation is our training, everyday life is our practice.

We can awaken fully through the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of everyday life.

Many people, however, maintain a duality between retreat and everyday life.

In this module, we explore personal sustainability and balance through teachings from the Dharma and the natural world.

With the body as our guide, we learn the process of finding our authentic pace in ordinary activities, allowing us to balance productivity with mindful attunement in everyday life.

We discover how to cultivate relaxation and flow through choosing to experience “one moment at a time” and giving our attention to “one task at a time.”

Module 4: Deep Time: Reconnecting with All Beings

Once we soften our stubborn grip on linear time, our perception of our world shifts.

We become more aware of the wholeness that exists, in every moment, beyond duality. We awaken to the interconnection that is our natural state, and the timeless nature of all of our relationships.

In meditation, the flow of breath through the body teaches us that every ending is a beginning and every beginning is an ending.

In our final module, we explore the deeper teaching and larger impact of Deep Time, learning how to embody flow more fully in our lives and in our relationships and interactions.

We engage in a meditation that connects us with the all beings, living and nonliving, the realm of the ancestors to the realm of nature, in the spirit of service and interconnection.

Our understanding blossoms, and we recognize that the quality of every relationship we will ever have stems from the quality of our relationship with our self.

On-Demand Course Details

Deborah Eden Tull

9 Hours of Teachings

Filmed in high definition with only you in mind, pre-recorded video lessons from Eden each week have an intimate and personal feel that will keep you engaged as your body, mind and heart tune in.

Daily Dharma Meditation

Guided Meditations

Eden offers guided meditations throughout the course to support you in integrating the teachings.

Total Flexibility

Complete this course independently, on your own schedule, at your ideal pace. Watch and re-watch the videos as you please.

Reflections for Daily Life

Eden offers reflections and contemplations within each session to support your integration of the material into your daily life.

About Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation/mindfulness teacher, author, spiritual activist, and sustainability educator. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen Monastery, and has been immersed in sustainable communities for 25 years.

Eden’s teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, non-duality, mindful inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches dharma intertwined with post-patriarchal thought and practices, resting upon a lived knowledge of our unity with the more than human world. She also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, as created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy.

Eden has been practicing meditation for the past 30 years and teaching for over 20 years. She is the author of three books, The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution (2010), Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet (2018), and Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown (2022). She lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina and offers retreats, workshops, leadership trainings, and consultations internationally. Click here to learn more about Deborah Eden Tull.