These are the questions we most often hear about our EcoSattva Training. Don’t see your question? Please feel free to reach out to us at .
The EcoSattva Training is self-paced and self-scheduled. All eight sessions are now available. You can start whenever you like, and you will never lose access to the course materials.
Participants are warmly invited to join live gatherings, which take place via Zoom on the second Sunday of each month.
See our Course Status 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.
- 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.
Registered participants can access all materials via the Course Resources page.
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. If cost is an obstacle, we invite you to request a discount.
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.
We are pleased to announce that for the first time, videos can be downloaded from the Session pages. Under each video, you’ll find a “Download” link that will allow you to save it to your device.
All course resources will remain permanently available to registered participants. Please feel free to go at your own pace!
From November 2022 through May 2023, we hosted monthly live conversations open to all registered participants in the EcoSattva Training. The gatherings have concluded for this season of the training and will resume with the launch of the newest version in fall of 2023.
A recording of the October 16 EcoDharma Exploration and kickoff gathering, Weathering the Storms, is available on the program page.
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. Request a discount here.
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 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.