Presence to Living Earth in Autumn
Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd., Whitsett, NC.
Led by Peggy Whalen-Levitt
Our Autumn Presence to Living Earth program will open a space for intercommunion with Earth through the words of Douglas Christie in Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology: “Our ecological commitments, if they are to reach mature and sustainable expression, need to be grounded in a sense of deep reciprocity with the living world. And…this sense of reciprocity must be cultivated over time, in a process of deepening awareness and growing ethical maturity rooted in practices akin to those long cherished in the great spiritual traditions of the world – contemplative practices, oriented toward helping us see and inhabit and tend to the world fully and deeply.”
The program includes guiding words from Christie, solo walks on earth sanctuary trails, and time for sharing and reflection at the end of the day.