Awake In The Woods
Saturday April 28 1-4PM
Have you heard of “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku)? Come try out some of the practices of forest bathing in this gently guided experiential session that will lead you deeply into mindful presence and activate joy. Research has identified what we intuitively knew about slowing down, and mindfully spending time in the woods - that it contributes to our well-being and health. Healing benefits include stress reduction, improved mood, less fatigue, and increased immune functioning.
Just as guided meditations can help you focus and deepen your experience, participating in “Awake in the Woods” will guide you through an experience in the woods that will deepen your connection to nature, to yourself, to others, and to your spiritual connection. By attuning to nature, you naturally attune to your own divinity, your consciousness expands, and a sense of peace pervades all. Sharing this experience in the presence of like-minded people increases our sense of interdependence and the sacredness of all. Come join us!
All levels of walking ability will enjoy this program. What to bring:
Water bottle (and snack if you wish)
Wear comfortable shoes (that you don’t mind getting muddy)
Dress for the weather - in layers as needed
Bug repellent and/or sunscreen as needed (unscented or lightly scented preferred)
Journal if you have one
If you have allergies, your epi-pen or other medications as needed
By donation. (Suggested donation sliding scale $10-$30, but do not let money stop you from attending.)
Please register by sending an email to Marjorie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions or more information, contact Marjorie at 770-366-6005.
Your facilitator is Marjorie Pomper, Ph.D., Certified Interpretive Guide, Georgia Master Naturalist, docent at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and member of the Association of Nature Therapy Guides. A meditator for over 30 years, she leads “Well Being in the Woods” programs at Chattahoochee Nature Center and for a variety of groups.
A Possible Visit From Tenzin in June
Nancy's Conversation with Tenzin
Tenzin said he might be able to visit again in June. So many of you have been asking about him. I'm happy to share this possibility!
I Was finally able to talk with Tenzin yesterday. How comforting it was to hear his voice and catch up on where he is and what he's doing. He's finally back in San Francisco after traveling for a time. I asked about how his family is doing since the earthquake and his sister's cancer. His sister is doing better, but now her six year old son and Tenzin's mother have tuberculosis. He gave me permission to share this news with you. He is still in a state of equinimity expressing joy and happiness regardless of the circumstances. I'm sure his parietal lobe activity is minimal!