Eco-Mindfulness and Sweetgrass
Eco-Mindfulness and Sweetgrass – 3-Part Series Saturdays December 16th, January 13th, February 24th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Come join us this Winter as we practice
Eco-Mindfulness and Sweetgrass – 3-Part Series
Saturdays December 16th, January 13th, February 24th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come join us this Winter as we practice Mindfulness and Nature meditation together along with a monthly book discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Kimmerer beautifully weaves together indigenous story-telling and wisdom from Nature with knowledge based on her own professional background as an ecologist. Each session will include a short guided sitting meditation, a Mindful slow walk in the woods (weather permitting), and a discussion of one chapter of the book (Dec 16th – Skywoman Falling, page 3; January 13th – The Gift of Strawberries, page 22; February 24th – Old-Growth Children, page 277). Each chapter is written as a stand-alone essay, so feel free to read as much of the book as you would like. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and thoughts to share.
The sessions will be facilitated by naturalist Erica Blatt, who has her PhD in Environmental Education and is certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Feel free to bring a mat or chair that is comfortable for you, or card chairs will be available. This program is limited to 12 participants. No previous experience necessary. Classes will meet in the Visitor’s Center. Cost for the series is $60 for Members. $75 for Non-members. Registration for all three sessions preferred, but individual session sign-up is available.
(Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pennypack Trust Headquarters
2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006