This half-day retreat will focus on connecting with the natural world and harmonizing our inner nature and outer nature. Mindfulness practices will include seated meditation, walking meditation in a peaceful canyon setting, and gentle yoga and Qi Gong movement practices.
Led by Robert Lurye, trained Eco-Chaplain via the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, and Elliott Law, USC Center for Mindfulness Science associate director and a certified yoga instructor, discussions will be centered on growing awareness about ecological change and managing eco-anxiety. Based on ancient wisdom and modern science, ways to foster non-harming through mindful action and mindful consuming will be explored. This time of year, the canyon is filled with wildflowers and greenery.
Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.
In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlies all of our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend any in-person event. Please read the Benedict Canyon location page for notes on parking (where to park and where not to park).
Max Capacity: 35
Masks: Required indoors for everyone attending this event. We will spend most of the class outdoors on the back patio where masks are optional.