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Day of Practice

Saturday, November 5th

Radical Rest:
The Innate Wisdom of Slowing Down

with Deborah Eden Tull

8-11am PT / 11am-2pm ET / 3-6pm GMT / 4-7pm CET

Learn to honor your body’s need for deep restoration, using the medicine of darkness.

Darkness, as an element of nature, carries qualities that are receptive, or yin, like stillness and quietude. Darkness is the restorative, slow aspect of consciousness that is necessary to sustain and regenerate all of life. Within the dominant paradigm, however, there is a bias towards light, and qualities which are active, or yang, such as motion, speed, productivity, and animation.

On this day, drawing on teachings from her September book release, Luminous Darkness, Eden — dharma teacher and deep ecologist — will guide us through a restorative program of meditation, mindful journaling, and practices for subtle body awareness.

Join us for an exploration of the regenerative balance and interplay of dark and light, yin and yan, and attunement and productivity that dharma practice invites into our lives.

Participants will take away:

  • Recognition of the restorative darkness as our ally in awakening
  • Appreciation for the subtle body as our guide to Radical Rest
  • An invitation to  s l o w  d o w n  and exchange the paradigm of depletion for the wisdom of rest, balance, and regeneration

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access will be available to all registrants within 48 hours of the live session.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How can I prepare?

We recommend preparing a space to sit comfortably and quietly for this three-hour duration.

Our program will be hosted on Zoom. Please download Zoom in advance/ensure that you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded for optimal experience.

Your Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration, and we’ll send you a reminder email 1-hour prior to the event.

Cost

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be an opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.

Questions?

Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at info@sangha.live.

About Deborah Eden Tull

DEBORAH EDEN TULL, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives, bridging personal and collective awakening in an age of change. She is an engaged dharma teacher, author, and sustainability educator, who teaches dharma intertwined with post-patriarchal thought and practices, resting upon a lived knowledge of our unity with the more than human world. She trained for seven and a half years as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has taught engaged dharma for over 20 years.

Eden has lived in sustainable communities and as an organic gardener/farmer for decades and celebrates the essential wisdom of nature. She lives  in the mountains of western North Carolina with her husband. She offers retreats, workshops, classes, and consultations nationally and internationally, integrating presence and partnership with nature.

Her newest book, Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown, is now available through Shambhala.

Eden also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, as created by Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy for transforming our pain and love for our world into compassionate action, and teaches with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She also offers a 6-month remote training for community leaders and facilitators called The Heart of Listening.

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