All-Buddhist & Mindfulness Community Ecodharma Family Play & Picnic

  • 11 Jun 2022
  • 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM


  • Each attendee must complete a Wildrock waiver. Thank you!


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!

Event Schedule~

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.mGuided Sitting Meditation/ Nature Connection~


4:45 p.m.  Nature Connection Reflection/Sharing 

                  ~Nature Meditative Journal/ Doodling (Option)

5:15 p.m.  Walking meditation

                  ~"Forest Bathing"

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

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