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Kalyana Mitta: Cultivating Spiritual Friendship with Ourselves and Others with Eden Tull

Friday, Jun 21, 7:00pm-8:30pm  

Kalyana mitte is the Buddhist teaching of spiritual friendship. Often describing someone in the teacher role, it can refer to anyone who is a supporter or co-traveler on the path of awakening.

Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, and activist, Deborah Eden Tull, will teach the principles of relational mindfulness from her newest book to strengthen our embodiment of spiritual friendship — with each other and within ourselves. This includes skillful engagement, seeing from the heart, and not taking things personally — a common habit of ego. The more we learn to see clearly the true nature of those we engage with, the more we support one another in waking up.

We do not wake up in isolation but through our relations with each other. Waking up requires us to heal the myth of separation and remember the intrinsic nature of interconnection. And we do not remember our full capacity for friendship until we begin to befriend every part of ourselves, the light and shadow.

Receive practical teachings on how to meet the self and others with compassion, both gentle and fierce, when it is easy and when it is challenging. Please join us for an engaged evening of meditation, dharma talk, and Q&A.

Eden’s newest book, Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom) will be available for sale.

Deborah Eden Tull
Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator, who promotes integrating compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations internationally. She teaches at UCLA’s Mindfulness Center and facilitates The Work That Reconnects, created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. Her newest book is Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet. Learn more at deborahedentull.com.

Member Pricing: $15.00

Non-member Pricing: $20.00

Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine: A Retreat on Relational Mindfulness for All Genders with Eden Tull

Saturday, Jun 22, 10:00am-4:00pm

We see an imbalance of yin and yang, receptive and expressive, feminine and masculine, in our culture and our world. Regardless of gender, we all need to reconnect with the wisdom of the sacred feminine. This day-long retreat invites you to deepen the practice of meditation and mindfulness and to explore meditation as a means to rebalance the divine feminine and masculine elements in ourselves and our culture.

Without focusing on gender, we will explore the invitation/energies of the deep feminine through a spiritual lens. Engage in practices for cultivating receptivity, deep listening, and the co-creativity that arises from resting into non-doing.

Learn to embody the principles of relational mindfulness as a way of rebalancing the feminine and masculine aspects of nature and learning to deeply listen as a way of life. We will embody shared power, or power with as opposed to power over. Not only will you deepen your own experience of peace and joy, you will be ready to live in greater cooperation — in your nearest community and in the global one.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal and pen. This work involves meditation and mindfulness, dharma talks, writing, group discussion, and relational mindfulness practices. Please come prepared to give yourself a day of true rest and renewal, and ideally a day away from your cell phone. Eden’s newest book Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom) will be available for sale.

Deborah Eden Tull
Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator, who promotes integrating compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations internationally. She teaches at UCLA’s Mindfulness Center and facilitates The Work That Reconnects, created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. Her newest book is Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet. Learn more at deborahedentull.com.

Member Pricing: $90.00

Non-member Pricing: $100.00

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