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Kissing the Earth

Vimalasara offered this practice to participants in our March EcoDharma Exploration. Visit the program page for the full recorded gathering, as well as additional resources: The Support of the Five Elements

From the Practice

“All of us come into the world on an umbilical cord. All of us do. So let’s connect to that life source.”

“Whether you are in the basement, whether you are on the 20th floor, the floor is Earth. The wood is Earth. The concrete is Earth. The linoleum, all of this comes from the Earth.”

“Have the sense of drinking the energy of the Earth through your navel, as you breathe in. And as you exhale, letting go of any distress that the body held onto at birth.”

The transcript for this practice can be found here.

Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John

Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John

Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, M.A (hon.doc) is a public speaker and master trainer in the field of conflict transformation, leadership and mindfulness. They are a senior teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Community and one of the leading African descent voices in the field of mindfulness for addiction. They are the award-winning author of 10 books, and the co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction. The chairperson of the Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre in British Columbia, Canada, Vimalasara leads and co-leads retreats both nationally and internationally.
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