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This Sacred Earth

July 20

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST / 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. CEST

About the Session

This Sacred Earth will braid together the themes of the Eco-Dharma speaker series, as well as the in-person retreat, in a lively dialogue between Catherine and Adam. The heart question will be about reverence and love for our living planet within a rapidly changing climate and ecological loss. Explore the cultivation of agility and courage to abide in a genuine, ongoing relationship with this sacred earth, no matter what the next decades bring.

About Adam and Catherine

Adam Lobel, Ph.D, practices at the threshold of ecologies, Buddhist-inspired meditation and philosophy, contemplative education, and psycho-social political change. Adam is a scholar-practitioner of philosophy and religion, focusing on Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism and contemporary theory. A professor of Ecopsychology at the Falk School of Sustainability and a Focusing professional, he is curious about cultural therapeutics for our collapsing society. He leads ecodharma workshops called “Silent Transformations,” teaches in the Ecosattva Training, is a Guiding Teacher for One Earth Sangha, a GreenFaith fellow, and is active in ecological justice movements. Adam is developing Four Fields of contemplative practices for potential worlds. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his partner and two kids where he protects lands from the petrochemical industry. For more on Adam’s practices: www.releasement.org

Catherine McGee has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises working with perceptions of the body on the path of awakening and in the healing of the individual and collective crises of our times. She is an advisor to One Earth Sangha. Between 2014 and 2020 Catherine collaborated with Rob Burbea in shaping and teaching a Soulmaking Dharma.

About the Eco-Dharma Talk Series

July 16-20

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. CEST

15 USD / EUR per session

This event is part of the Eco-Dharma Talk Series: Exploring Where A Mindful Life and Ecology Meet with Dougald Hine, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Adam Lobel, Catherine McGee, Liane Stephan, and Christian Daniel Wahl.

Topics in this five-day Eco-Dharma Talk series range from circular economies, the importance of local food, finding our way in the midst of climate and other crises, ”inner dimensions of sustainability,” and our connection to the sacred earth. This talk series is being offered by Shambhala Online, in collaboration with Dechen Chöling Retreat Centre in France, and hosted by the Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective.

Session Topics and Presenters:

July 16 – Designing Regenerative Cultures with Christian Daniel Wahl 

July 17 – Local Food Can Save the World with Helena Norberg-Hodge 

July 18 – At Work in the Ruins: Finding Our Way In A Chaotic World with Dougald Hine

July 19 – Inner Green Deal with Liane Stephan

July 20 – This Sacred Earth with Catherine McGee and Adam Lobel

Each live session will include:

  • A brief guided meditation
  • A one-hour presentation
  • Time for exchange and questions
  • Connection with other meditation practitioners interested in the intersection between a mindful life, Buddhism, ecology, and care for our planet

Join one session or join them all. We can’t wait to see you there!

This online talk series is part of an in-person retreat being hosted at Dechen Chöling Retreat Centre in Limoges, France. To find out more and join in-person at Dechen Chöling, visit the Dechen Chöling retreat registration page

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