This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
In the time of the Buddha, there was no concrete jungle or internet of things. The early texts indicate that meditators often practiced in the forest. While our lives may be easier now, we may also feel a loss of connection to natural rhythms and elemental aspects of life. In this program we will practice mindful awareness of our embeddedness in our landscape and in the vastness of life. Whether walking down the street in Cambridge or meditating deep in the forest, we are nature-in-nature.
Join us to undertake a deep exploration of the powerful resonances between our human bodies and the elements that make up the world as we know it. Bringing focus to our direct, experiential connection with our immediate environment sparks the possibility of developing more skillful ways of living, rooted in the direct awareness of our immediate circumstances. Thus, grounded and attuned, we can begin to bring compassion and wisdom to the process of caring for ourselves, each other, and this world on fire.
This practice group is appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Our time together will include guided meditations and reflections that foster kind awareness internally and externally, a significant emphasis on the six sense bases and the four elements from the early Buddhist teachings, facilitated group conversations, and ample opportunity for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.
Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program. This program will not be recorded.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)
Éowyn Ahlstrom brings decades of experience, serving as a skilled teacher and practitioner in the healing arts. With a seamless integration of mindfulness, meditation, movement, contemplation, and engagement, she designs clear, personalized, and engaging programs suitable for individuals and groups at all levels of experience. At the core of her own practice and work is the embodiment of awareness and compassion, with a dedication to imparting these qualities to others. She holds a master’s degree from the American College of Education, specializing in health and wellness and is the author of a volume of poems titled Mindscapes: Practice Poems.