All-Buddhist & Mindfulness Community
Ecodharma Family Play & Picnic
at Wildrock Nature Play and Discovery Center
Join IMCC, Charlottesville Families Sitting Together, Ligmincha International, and other local Buddhist Sanghas as we connect with the natural world and with each other in this family-friendly event. Folks of all ages, families of any shape and size, grandparents, grandchildren, young adults, child-free folks, couples, friendly folks - all are welcome! There will be time to practice as a group and individually along with facilitated nature-based play for children. All are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and share time in community and in nature!
Registration is required and donations to Wildrock are encouraged (suggested donation of $20/car) - no one will be turned away for an inability to donate, please offer what you can. Carpooling is encouraged as well, as parking spots are limited and our Mother Earth appreciates our thought in riding with friends!
For information about carpooling opportunities, please use this Google Sheet to connect with your fellow Ecosattvas!
3:30 PM Warm-up: Nature Centers
~Wild Rock Nature Play Centers
~Group Nature Mandala
~Trul Khor/ Yoga /5 Elements Practice
~Nature Meditative Journaling & Doodling
4:15 p.m. Guided Sitting Meditation/ Nature Connection~
4:45 p.m. Nature Connection Reflection/Sharing
~Nature Meditative Journal/ Doodling (Option)
5:15 p.m. Walking meditation
5:45 p.m. Introductory Book Exercise from Joanna Macy:
“The Mirror Walk”
6:15 p.m. Picnic Potluck Dinner Time
Sangha Leaders Introductions from Meditation Communities/ Announcements
Music and Chants, Community Share—Story Telling/ Discussion: Gratitude for Nature's Gifts--
*Open Mic during dinner hour"
7:15 p.m. Closing Statements & Acknowledgements