Mindfulness and Sustainability: Zen Practices for a Resilient Self and Planet

Northwest USA  

April 20, 2013
9:00 amto4:00 pm

We will explore the intersections of personal and environmental sustainability in the light of Zen teaching and practice. Participants will work to recognize, validate, and celebrate their perceptions and emotions regarding the natural environment, nurture themselves, and engage in grounded action that manifests their unique sustainability visions. The day will also have an introduction to mindfulness meditation and guided meditation sessions.  

Topics will include: Recognition and Validation: Mindfulness and Ecopsychology; Centering and Acceptance; Just Enough: Sharing an Oryoki Meal; From Nurturing and Appreciation to Grounded Action; and The Precepts of Personal Sustainability.

$65, includes vegetarian/vegan lunch.
Note: We will be spending some time outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple, 6401 NE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211. For more information or to register, please go to the web page.

Co-sponsored by Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School and Zen Community of Oregon. Led by Gregory Hill and Thomas Doherty.

Gregory Hill is a professor of Math and Environmental Studies and Chair of Math Dept. at the University of Portland, where he also cofounded the Sustainability program in the Masters in Business Administration. In addition, he is a lifelong Buddhist practitioner and long-term lay leader at the Zen Community of Oregon.

The New York Times called Thomas Doherty “the most prominent American advocate of a growing discipline known as ‘ecopsychology.’” Thomas is a psychologist in Portland, Oregon, who specializes in working with people and organizations with ecological values and provides consultation on environmental identity and behavior change.