Meditation and Poetry in honour of the 5 seasons
“We are life that renews itself again and again.” (Jack Kornfield)
In our 60-minute-long meditations in honour of the 4 seasons (5 seasons in the Chinese philosophy), our topic will be: Life that renews itself again and again. This is especially noticeable in spring. We are connected to life. We are not observing what happens in nature as separate entities, we are an integral part of it.
In order to invite this experience more clearly, we will meditate with poetry, poetry understood as another type of meditation. Some elements of the Chinese philosophy (the 5 elements theory)will also support us to feel this unstoppable process of transformation evermore deeply. This requires trust and gratitude in and for all living phenomena that are created in nature in its exquisite beauty and uniqueness, that wilt, decay and appear again.
Join us on a poetic / philosophical meditation journey through spring, summer, late summer, autumn and winter.
“Spring has arrived!
Who wants to see it?
You have to go out into the field with me,
Now go into the green field.”
(H. Hoffmann von Fallersleben)
We look forward to connect with each other in the virtual space with simplicity, openness and clarity.
Diethild Simon and Mirjam Luthe (Awake in the Wild Teachers)
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Meeting ID: 850 3978 0928
This offer is free.
We are grateful, if you choose to show your appreciation by planting a tree in your location or here: https://treesisters.org
- Diethild Simon
I was introduced to mindfulness and meditation practice by Jisu Sunim, a Korean Zen Master in 2013.I went to an Awake in the Wild retreat with Mark Coleman at Spirit Rock Center in California in 2014. In 2016 I completed the Mindfulness Teacher Training again with Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward in England. With this certificate I offer mindfulness courses for teachers in the German Teacher Union. (I was a High School Teacher for more than 30 years, in senior positions in Germany, Portugal, and Brazil)From 2015 to 2017 I could deepen my mindfulness practice with the first “Professional Nature Meditation Teacher Training(Awake in the wild)Now I can integrate guided meditation in nature with mindfulness practices, which is a big support for most of my clients. My last life-transforming experience was in 2018 with Joanna Macy, learning about the power of nature to transform ourselves with compassion and love and transform our world little by little.
- Mirjam Luthe
Mirjam (M.A. International Cultural & Business Studies, Development Cooperation & NGO Management) is a practising Certified MSC, MBSR and Yoga Teacher, trained in the Mindful Schools Curriculum, and experienced in Council Practice and contemplative dialog. She cooperates since 2016 with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) as International Affairs Manager and has taught MSC in Germany, Vietnam and in California. She also works for Arbor Seminare and, on a voluntary basis, in the core team of the European Network for Grateful Living „Dankbar leben“. She trains in the “Awake in the Wild” nature meditation Teacher Training to integrate dharma and gratitude practice with her love for nature and experience in the outdoors. Mirjam’s intention in her work is to grow together into more awareness of our human interconnectedness with our planet. She has lived in Spain, California and other countries, her home base being Freiburg, Germany and currently still Laguna Beach, California. Most of her work life was dedicated to project management, capacity building and evaluation in development cooperation. She passionately stands for a socially engaged practice out of a dharma perspective. As a mother of three, she cares deeply for how we can build sangha, learn and encourage each other. Opening our senses and re-learning to trust our bodies and hearts, humbly embedded in the great web of life, are accessible doorways into more peace and happiness and may lead to a needed change of mindset and way of action in the way we live our lives.