The first online Sangha of 2019 is organized around the theme: “Renewing Ourselves in the New Year as Earth Holders,” and will be facilitated by Stephanie Knox Steiner.
Happy new year, Earth Holders! The new year is an invitation for us to practice gratitude for the year that passed, dwell happily in the present moment, and reflect upon and refresh our aspirations as Earth Holders. In Sunday’s practice, we will have the chance to renew ourselves
through practicing guided meditation, reflection, and dharma sharing as we welcome the new year.
For inspiration before Sunday’s call, you may wish to read the Christmas letter from Plum Village, watch this new year’s dharma talk from Thay in 2013, or review the 6 Earth Holder Pledges and the Earth Peace Treaty.
About our facilitator: Stephanie Knox Steiner (True Earth Dwelling) ordained as a member of the Order of Interbeing and joined the Earth Holder caretaking council in 2017. She has been working in the area of peace and nonviolence education since 2009, including teaching college classes on sustainability and environmental justice. Stephanie has a masters degree in Peace Education from the University for Peace, and is currently working towards her doctorate in Community, Liberation, Indigenous and Ecopsychologies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her new favorite role is being mom to baby Daphne (born in June 2018), who provides a new inspiration for her work towards a peaceful, just, regenerative world.