Tapping into our earth and animal bodies, we allow the four elements and the natural world to be our teachers as we cultivate – both in our meditation and in daily life – the power of freshness, awe, playfulness and wonder; the solidity and strength of the mountain; the calmness and tranquility of the still, clear lake; and the freedom of the open, spacious sky.
Each of these practices supports us in personal and collective transformation, so that we can touch true happiness and heal our suffering. Join Zen and Vipassana teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo – who studied directly under Thich Nhat Hanh for 15 years – for this Day of Practice to learn techniques for cultivating freshness, solidity, calmness, and freedom in your daily life.
This 3-hour live session will be grounded in practices that help us to transform suffering and live with more ease and joy: guided meditation, walking mindfully, singing, lying down practice, the Ten Mindful Movements (a Tai-Chi inspired practice), journaling, and time for group sharing and questions.
This profound practice is also offered to children in a simple and practical way – using four pebbles – and is known as pebble meditation. If there are children in your life who might like to join us, you are welcome to include them about 30 minutes before the close of the day to learn this practice that those of any age can enjoy (which will last 10-15 minutes).