July 29th, 2022 from 8.00 am to 11.00 am

Homage to Zen Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh

The Mindful Circle

Morning Practice in Nature

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Summer 2022: Love Letter to the Earth

A three-hour in-person workshop on contemplative creative practices and meditation to reconnecting with the earth and with ourselves.

This morning workshop will offer an opportunity for those interested in mindfulness, meditation and contemplative creative bio-practice to explore re-connection with nature in the middle of the city using the creative potential that exists in all of us. In the environment provided by the Evergreen Brickworks and the Moore ravine, the morning is timed to coincide with the early morning freshness and calmness.

Meditation and art making in this way as a listening method can be used for our own personal journey or working therapeutically with others. More than the finished piece of work it is to experience the process of making, reconnecting with the earth and with ourselves. The workshop will include meditation and group land art with mindful circle practices.

Whether going outdoors to engage in land art, communal walks or wilderness expeditions, taking people outside is generally recognized as being beneficial to mental health and well-being. We will look into some key aspects of connecting to the land, cultivating right relationship with other earthlings, ceremony, and ancestral connection. These aspects will be explored within three worldviews: biological (scientific), Buddhist and animistic. We will then explore the relevance and meaning of such a worldviews, when considering how this can offer us a framework for engaged action in the modern city of Toronto.

*Please note that this is not a psychotherapy, or an art therapy workshop.

Anybody can book and take part in this public online event.

If you are interested, please do buy a ticket.

Please read attentively and sign the attached waiver to participate in this workshop.

We recommend having a regular meditation practice for this workshop.

No artistic experience is needed.

$30 One time payment​

This workshop only

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Morning Practice in Nature

The Mindful Circle

July 29th from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm