The June Earth Salon —> RECORDING!

“The consideration of where we are and what we are, on the spot, turns out to be very important. We are talking about a farming situation in some sense: how we are going to experience the land properly, the real land, the land that grows crops and the land on which animals are raised.

When we first wake up in our bedrooms, first thing in the morning, it would be so great if the first incense we smelled were either cow or horse manure or the smell of plants. We have to go back and experience how the earth works, rather than purely smelling our neighbor’s bacon cooking as soon as we wake up, and hearing taxicabs roaring and garbage trucks rumbling. We should all experience working on the land, literally and properly. That is the best way to wake ourselves up: smelling earth, actually experiencing good earth.

Ladies and gentlemen, there are a lot of problems that have come up because, since medieval times, the process of conquering the world has been based on conquering the earth
instead of touching ground, touching soil properly.”
From “Nowness,” a talk at the 1979 Kalapa Assembly.


The Earth Salon is intended to bring us together to explore the greater implications of our bodhisattva vow.  We hope to include guided practices, as well as guest speakers to focus on how our daily activities bind us or alienate us from the earth we share with all creatures.
How do we rouse our intention?  How do we move from intention to action?  How do we build resilience and appreciation?  How do we create a pathway for caring activity on this earth?
Together we will investigate these questions and more while looking at food & gardening, housing & construction, travel, clothing, energy, consumption, and many other areas that will undoubtedly arise during our conversations.

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The June Earth Salon

PLANT CHARACTERS: 
Creative connections with our Plantcestors

with Lanny Harrison & Hannah Pearl Walcott

This workshop, presented by a mother/daughter team, will be an intersection of our two disciplines – improvisational character work and herbalism. 

We will be highlighting 5 medicinal plants to learn about and embody: Peppermint, Lavender, Rose, Dandelion, Willow Tree.

Lanny Harrison is a performer, theater teacher, visual artist, and poet. She has been a meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition for over 30 years. Her ongoing theater workshop “Characters in Motion” was held at the New York Shambhala Center for 25 years. She teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study as well as other theater & movement workshops with the view of mindfulness/awareness. She is currently working on a book about her theater exercises. She lives in upstate New York and New York City. 

Hannah Pearl Walcott is an interdisciplinary artist and herbalist. She originally hails from New York, and is presently living in Albany, CA. Her work integrates the practices of plant medicine and visual art. She is currently seeing clients throughout the Bay Area for individual “Well-Being” consultations, making plant medicine, teaching herbal workshops, and creating an ongoing series of multi-media collage pieces depicting divine feminine representations of plant life.

Both Mother and Daughter are passionate gardeners and students of the Plant Teachers AKA Plantcestors.


The monthly Earth Salons are an initiative of the Touching the Earth Collective, and are curated and co-facilitated by David Wimberly and Deborah Luscomb, with occasional guest ‘experts’.

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The money collected will be used to offer an honorarium to our guest teachers.

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Previous Earth Salons

June
Plant Characters:
Creative Connections with our Plancestors

With Lanny Harisson and Hanna Pearl Walcott

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May
Dandelion Cuisine
With David Wimbledon & Deborah Luscomb
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April
Align your money with your values… 
individual divestment
with Michael Richardson
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March
Love Letters to Mother Earth
by Thich Nhat Hanh
with Nyingje Gompel
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The Mindfulness Bell Autumn 2014 

You can read and download the love letters by clicking here!

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December
Basic Medicinal Herbs
with Savayda Jarone.
Click here to  access the recording

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November
Find Your Roots – in the Root Cellar:
All About Cold Storage
with David Wimberley
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October
Adventures in Bubbles and Brine:
Fermentation Gleanings from Nova Scotia Masters
with Philip Moscovitch
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September
Here Yesterday – Gone Today?
How to find a Drala Spot when the natural environment becomes increasingly less hospitable.
with Agness Au & Daniel Naistadt
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July
A Fieldtrip into the Four Fields: Towards an Eco-Political Spirituality
With Adam Lobel
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June
Meeting the Earth at Karme Chöling ~ the Foragers
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May
For the Love of Container Gardening with Karen Llewellyn
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March
Green Burial with Dawn Carson and Hanna Longard
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January
Wild Bees are Backyard Bees with Michelle McPherson
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December
Living with Eco-Anxiety with Melissa Moore
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November
Climate Victory Gardens with Bob Cervelli
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October
Gratitude with Deborah Luscomb and David Wimberley
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September
Backyard Chickens with Charlotte Mendel
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The Zoom meetings are free and open to all, but we do appreciate donations.
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ZOOM INFO:

Topic: Earth Salon
Time: Every month, on the Second Sunday, 7 occurrence(s)

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