CBD 2021: iPause Guided Meditation #1, Caring for Yourself and the Planet with Tia Rich, PhD
Enjoy flourishing through nature-based meditations and discover how contemplative practices equip you to engage in wise skillful action to address climate change and care for the planet. In this guided practice, you will be offered skills for sustaining a wise open-hearted relationship with all of the natural world. These skills can help to heal the human-earth relationship.
For millennia, people have found refuge, resilience, and realization of wise relationship by practicing meditation in nature. This transformative combination supports a sense of belonging, joy, wisdom, service, and healing.
Mindfulness-based nature meditation practices can deepen your presence to inner and outer experience and help you to respond with clarity and wise compassionate action to alleviate suffering.
The mindfulness practices provided in this session are designed to be done anywhere you can connect with nature, including your garden, your porch, or while arranging flowers or food on a plate. The insights and practices offered will bring you more alive to thrive and to serve the collective health and well-being of people and the planet. No previous meditation experience is required.
Tia Rich, PhD, is the founder and director of Contemplation by Design at the Stanford School of Medicine. She has been integrating contemplative practices into resilience, stress management, career training programs and academic classes at Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984. Three academic classes she teaches are: Contemplative Science, Applying Contemplative Practice, and Contemplative Competence. She also offers co-curricular classes, through the Stanford Healthy Living program, including the "The Power of the Pause" meditation retreat, for faculty, staff, students, and community members through the Stanford Healthy Living program.
This iPause Guided Meditation session 1 with Tia Rich, PhD. Caring for Yourself and the Planet is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 25-Nov. 2, 2021.
The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.
After Sept. 1, 2021, REGISTER HERE