World-renowned Deep Ecology teacher, John Seed, will be offering a weekend workshop on the Central Coast this March, which will give people a chance to connect to nature in a more powerful way.
The Deep Ecology and Nature Meditation Weekend will be held in the beautiful forest surrounds of the Narara Ecovillage on 11-12 March 2023.
Deep Ecology is a way of seeing ourselves as part of the earth, rather than as separate individuals.
It leads to a deeper connection with life and the planet and highlights our role in protecting it.
John Seed is a long-time rainforest activist and now a resident of the Narara Ecovillage.
He wrote the foundational Deep Ecology book “Thinking Like a Mountain” alongside US teacher Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, and the inventor of the term “deep ecology”, Professor Arne Naess.
John has developed workshop processes over four decades to help people to connect to nature in such a way that they feel truly part of the natural world, and no longer separate.
“I’ve never wavered from my conviction that the world needs to understand that the illusion of separation between humans and the rest of the natural world is the root of the environmental crisis,” said John Seed.
“And that the ceremonies and rituals that Joanna Macy and I created (synchronous with what all indigenous peoples, including of course our ancestors, have practiced for hundreds of thousands of years), are a simple and reliable way out of the trap.”
The workshop will also be taught by Mindfulness Meditation teacher, Suzie Brown, also a resident of Narara Ecovillage and a facilitator of nature-based meditation.
“The Central Coast has many precious natural wonders such as the creeks and waterways, rainforest, bush and beaches – it’s great for our physical and emotional health to deeply connect with these places,” said Suzie Brown.
Included in the weekend will be deep ecology activities, meditations in nature, connection to the plants, animals and landscape, bird language and behaviour, bush tucker and edible weeds, and campfire stories and songs.
The two-day workshop retreat with John Seed, Suzie Brown and guests will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful natural surrounds of the ecovillage as you experience group deep ecology, nature connection and mindfulness activities.
Our busy, urbanised lifestyle tends to take us away from feeling our natural connection to and interdependency with nature. This workshop will reawaken this ancient wisdom we all have within us that we are part of this living natural system. In remembering this, we have the opportunity to feel whole once more.
You’ll also get to experience life in the Narara Ecovillage and there will be tours of the village on offer.
If you are coming from afar, visitors can camp or stay in B&B accommodation in the village.
Bookings and information: https://deep-ecology-march-2023.lilregie.com/