Learn from mindfulness instructors, spiritual teachers, and activists.
Next Event: Connecting Mind & Earth, a 4-week workshop Feb 19th - Mar 12th
About the event
This class will provide an introduction to the basic teachings and practices of mindfulness, with an emphasis on how our mindfulness practice relates with caring for the earth. Each class will include a guided meditation, a short talk, and time for Q&A and group discussion. The class will be experiential and interactive. In addition to learning about the Four Foundations of Mindfulness taught in Theravadan Buddhism, we will also engage in practices that will help us directly experience the teachings in our bodies and our interconnectedness with the planet.
There is so much environmental degradation happening to our planet, sometimes it can be hard to process. In these sessions we'll learn how to use the original principles of mindfulness to ground ourselves through this challenging time and connect to mother earth.
This is a great class for beginners to mindfulness and meditation, as well as for those wishing to revisit the basics of concentration and insight practices while exploring how we relate to the natural and human world around us and inside of us. All class fees will be donated to Indigenous climate action group.
February 19th 11:30am - 12:30 (EST)
February 26th 11:30am - 12:30 (EST)
March 5th 11:30am - 12:30 (EST)
March 12th 11:20am - 12:30 (EST)
Instructor: Jennifer Wang (she/her)
Jennifer grew up in sunny Los Angeles (Tongva land) alongside her twin sister, younger sister, mother and father, who moved to the US as teenagers from Taiwan and Hong Kong, respectively. She now splits her time between Nashville and Los Angeles.
Jennifer has been a regular practitioner of mindfulness and meditation for over 15 years, and has had the fortune to practice in various traditions, including the Theravada Insight tradition, Shambhala, and Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. She is the co-founder of the Nashville POC Sangha, a facilitator at One Dharma Nashville and serves on the board of the non-profit organization Asian Pacific Islanders of Middle TN.