EcoSattva Training: Frequently Asked Questions

General

The EcoSattva Training consists of eight sessions. The becomes available on October 9, with subsequent sessions releasing weekly. There are also live monthly gatherings for participants. On Sunday, October 16, join us for Weathering the Storms, an EcoDharma Exploration with Kaira Jewel Lingo that also serves as the kickoff to the training.

The course is designed to support self-paced and self-scheduled participation, so you may start any time you wish after October 9.

See our Key Dates for the most up-to-date information on the training schedule.

While we encourage group participation, in person or online, you are absolutely welcome to join the training as an individual.

We do consistently hear that the training is especially powerful in a group context. Additionally, members of groups of three or more receive 25% off their registration fee. If you don’t have a group, you can create one, or visit our directory to explore open groups.

To understand the full context of the training, some interest in or experience with Buddhism will be helpful. But we encourage participants of any (or no) spiritual background to join.

Our only requirement for participation with others is that you engage the material with a sense of curiosity and thoroughly respect differing points of view.

Your registration includes:
  • Access to all session materials on the Course Resources page: session videos, opening and closing rituals, practices, and optional follow-up resources.
  • Access to all monthly live gatherings.
  • All course materials will be available indefinitely to registered participants.
  • Support for group participation. We invite you to reach out to members of your local community or to form an online group to do the training together. Group members receive a discount on registration. Learn more about groups and create one here.

Accessing Sessions

Registered participants will be able to access all materials via the Course Resources page. Session One becomes available on October 9, and subsequent sessions will release weekly until all eight are available.

We request that you don’t. Registrations support our operations, as well as helping us understand the reach of our training and improve future offerings. However, we do not turn anyone away due to lack of funds. Starting September 21, you’ll be able to request discounted or free registration.

All video segments have closed captioning for accessibility. Our goal is to provide transcripts as well; if you are interested in helping us with this project, please contact us.

Since these videos are such large files, they’re especially vulnerable to any network interruptions. Try refreshing the page and ensuring there are no problems with your internet connection. If you continue to have issues, please reach out to us at .

Unfortunately, the videos are not available for download. But registered participants will retain access to the videos indefinitely.

All course resources will remain permanently available to registered participants. Please feel free to go at your own pace!

Live Conversations

Separate from when you (and ideally your group) might be gathering for each of the sessions, we host monthly live gatherings for all participants.

Our October 16 EcoDharma Exploration with Kaira Jewel Lingo, Weathering the Storms, will also serve as the kickoff gathering for the training. This program will be open to all.

All subsequent gatherings, from November through May, will be open only to registered participants of the training. We hope you’ll join us on the second Sunday of each month for these gatherings. More information on how to join will be available soon.

A recording of the October 16 EcoDharma Exploration and kickoff gathering, Weathering the Storms, will be available on the program page within a week of the gathering.

The rest of the EcoSattva Training Live Gatherings will focus primarily on connection in small groups. For this reason, we do not plan on sharing recordings of these sessions.

Registration Fees and Dana

Through the generosity of our community, discounted or free registration is available upon request. Our goals is to have no one turned away from this course for lack of funds. You’ll be able to request a discount starting on September 21.

We invite you to engage in the practice of Dana, or generosity, to support the teachers of these trainings and the work of One Earth Sangha. We will provide more information on how to offer Dana soon.

Many in our community return to this training again and again. It is never the same experience. Though some of the content remains constant, through the new version you’ll have access to new teachings, practices, and the new season of live monthly gatherings.

If you have taken a previous version of the training and are subscribed to our mailing list, you’ll receive a special link to subscribe at the “Renewer” rate of 15% off. If you haven’t received this link by September 22 and believe you should have, please contact us at .

EcoSanghas: Training as a Group

The Training is better together! Members of registered groups can pay a reduced rate. As a part of group registration, group organizers will receive a special registration link to allow their members to sign up at a 25% discount.

Groups need only three members to qualify. The first two participants who join a group will pay full price; once the third member joins, they and all future members will receive the group discount, and the first two will receive partial refunds of 25%.

While it’s easy enough to share the materials and video with others in your in-person group who are not registered, we request that all who participate in more than one session go ahead and register for the training. This helps us understand the reach of our training and improve future offerings.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Based on need, you may request discounted or free registration for the training.

If you choose to make an “Open” group, it will be listed in our Group Directory. Those interested in joining your group can email you, at which point you can share the special registration link they can use to join your group.

We also recommend spreading the word in other ways. You can email friends and sangha members, post on social media, or even highlight your group on your personal website if you have one. You can use the invitation template on this page as a starting point for spreading the word about the course and your group.

Our facilitator’s guide can be a useful resource for group leaders, especially those who are new to the role. Read or download it here: Group Facilitator’s Guide

Find a an online or in-person group on our Groups Directory. If you don’t see one that works with your schedule, consider creating one. Register your group here and consider listing it on our groups directory to attract members.

That said, you are absolutely welcome to join the training as an individual and we hope that you will.

To receive the group member rate, your group need have only three members. After that, there is no set size to a group. Each participant in a group registers individually for the course at the group rate (see our explanation of registration fees). Groups of 6 to 10 work well, but we encourage you to do what will be most effective for your community.

Yes, if the group rate is not affordable, group members can apply for discounted or free registration. Since the discounts cannot be combined, individuals should apply for the full amount of support needed. Request a discount before you register for the training.

If your request is approved, you will receive a special link from One Earth Sangha to sign up at the discounted rate. Use this registration link instead of the link you may have received from your group facilitator—you’ll be able to choose your group from a drop-down menu during registration.

Other Questions

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