In these turbulent times, we can turn to our senses to ground us and offer solace. As we know, we often get caught in concept - dissociating ourselves from our immediate environment. Our senses offer a portal to connection: using taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to connect to what is happening right now. A useful simple sensory meditation will be led at the beginning of the presentation.
About the Teacher
Shastri Donna Williams is a new resident of Karme Chöling (KCL) and is presently serving as the Shastri of the White River Virtual Shambhala Center. She has co-founded a group of ecoactivists at Karme Chöling called The Foragers. This group looks for sustainable projects to move KCL forward as a model of what our land centers could do in mitigating the effects of climate disruption. At present they are developing a two week Regenerative Agriculture Program for the coming summer, planting and talking about a food forest, engaging sheep to graze the meadows, and many other virtuous activities. She enjoys making fabric masks, studying the violin, Spanish, and dying fabric using a technique called Shibori with marigold and indigo. Hiking, swimming, and laying around looking at the sky fill most of her free time.
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