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Ecodharma Nature Walk with Dara Saville- Saturday October 28 2023

Free, hybrid event for members and their guests in partnership with UNM Sustainability Studies & Dara Saville


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We are partnering with UNM’s Sustainability Studies Program to bring Dara Saville to our campus for a mindful nature walk on Saturday October 28.

This is a unique opportunity for us to engage, as a community, with this special place we all share a connection to — whether we are local or global members. This is also an opportunity for us to more intentionally engage more intentionally with the land, flora and fauna as part of our sangha. With Dara’s guidance, we will discern stories and histories from the land, share tales of connection, and build our own relationship with this term, eco-dharma.

By gathering together in mindful presence with the land, we will embody the values of sangha and interdependence integral to membership at Mountain Cloud and the traditions of our lineage. After all, how often do our Zen ancestors point our attention not to books or concepts, but instead to–

‘The oak tree there in the garden.’
‘Vast open space, empty sky.’
‘Mountains, rivers and the great earth, where are they to be found?’
‘Each branch of coral holds up the moon.’
‘The birds sing among innumerable kinds of fragrant flowers.’

Who knows what unspoken koans our little mountain arroyo has yet to share with us?

Event Details:

The Nature Walk will occur after our regular monthly programming. Join for all or just part of this day’s sangha activities! 

Please RSVP to the day’s events. 

  • 9-10am ~ SocialiZen (online Zendo)
  • 11-12:30pm ~ Sanga Samu & Potluck (on site)
  • 12:30-2:30pm ~ Ecodharma Nature Walk (hybrid)
~In partnership with UNM Sustainability Studies & Dara Saville~

Partnerships like this are how we deepen our relationship to practice through membership and our mutual commitment to this shared practice and community. Learn about more benefits to membership here. 

Members please RSVP HERE, and feel free to bring your own guests to this event who might be curious about what our sangha.

Learn more about the amazing Dara Saville here: https://darasaville.com/

October 28
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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