The July EARTH SALON with Adam Lobel–Recording!


A Fieldtrip into the Four Fields:

Towards an Eco-Political Spirituality


The Four Fields are Mossrock, Wildfire, Lit Ocean, and Space. They are a response to the question: how does my spiritual practice actually help the material reality of climate mutation and ecological loss? Together the Four Fields accommodate ecosystems, psychological experience, unconditional awareness, and total openness.

During this salon, Adam will introduce these Four Fields and explore how they might support response-abilities to face collective climate trauma and discover a powerful form of life within the Anthropocene.

Adam Lobel, PhD, is a practitioner-scholar of philosophy and religion, an ecopsychologist-activist, and meditation teacher. Adam served as a teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala tradition from 2005-2018.


August Earth Salon: To Be Announced

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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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Previous Earth Salons

Meeting the Earth at Karme Chöling ~ the Foragers
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For the Love of Container Gardening with Karen Llewellyn
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Green Burial with Dawn Carson and Hanna Longard
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Wild Bees are Backyard Bees with Michelle McPherson
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Living with Eco-Anxiety with Melissa Moore
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Climate Victory Gardens with Bob Cervelli
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Gratitude with Deborah Luscomb and David Wimberley
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Backyard Chickens with Charlotte Mendel
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“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.


The Zoom meetings are free and open to all, but we do appreciate donations.
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Topic: Earth Salon
Time: Every month, on the Second Sunday, 7 occurrence(s)
Passcode: Sacred

March 14, 2021 12:00 PM (Atlantic)


Meeting ID: 81262050347

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