Waking up in Nature

with Rachel Nixon
Four Tuesdays, July 6-27, 6-7:30 p.m.
at the Children's Chapel, Rockport
In-person. By registration.
“The earth is you. You are the earth. When you realize there is no separation, you fall completely in love with this beautiful planet.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Love Letter to the Earth
This summer, come practice outside and fall in love with the natural world. Open your senses and wake up to the magic all around. This four-week class is a nourishing opportunity to connect - with yourself, new and old friends, and this beautiful planet. Gatherings will include guided meditation, sensory exercises, seated and walking meditation, and time for sharing and being together. Curiosity and a sense of wonder will be our guides.
"Looking deeply, with mindfulness and concentration, we can see that we are the Earth and, with this insight, love and understanding will be born." - Thich Nhat Hanh
This offering is part of the year-long program, Making Friends with Ourselves & Our World, January-December, 2021.
Level: All are welcome.
Registration: Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] to register and discuss other payment options. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated. In addition to online payment, you may send checks to: The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, ME 04841. Please register by email first. Thank you!
Suggested donation
If you are able to pay the full amount, you will help someone else participate. Thank you!
Rachel Nixon has been exploring Buddhist teachings since 1999. Over the years, she has been inspired by Pema Chödrön's writings and has trained at Shambhala Buddhist Centers in the U.S. and Canada. Rachel attended the seven-week Yarne Retreat with Pema Chödrön at Gampo Abbey in 2019-2020. Rachel has also studied with the Mangala Shri Bhuti community, as well as at the Insight Meditation Society. In addition to her love of meditation, she also enjoys sailing, hiking, and swimming.
The Dancing Elephant is by donation so that everyone can participate. Donations in any amount are graciously appreciated.