Session Two

In this second session, we will especially make space for difficult emotions, such as fear, grief, and rage. We can investigate the narratives that support these emotions and how they might be loosened, meeting our habitual defensive responses not only with kindness but with clarity, courage, and determination.

Course Resources

This page contains all sessions and other resources for the EcoSattva Training.

EcoSattva Training – Live Monthly Gatherings

We are so glad that you are a part of the EcoSattva Training. In addition to the wisdom teachings on offer, we invite you to connect with the worldwide community of practitioners taking part in the training. No matter where you are in the training, we hope you’ll join us for our monthly online gatherings. To […]

Resources for Your Journey

Living Earth Acknowledgment Meditation Instruction Inquiry Practice Dedication of Merit Group Resources Living Earth Acknowledgment We invite you to open your engagement with each session (or group gathering, if applicable) by practicing a Living Earth Acknowledgment. A Living Earth Acknowledgement can nourish our relatedness and avail us to truths beyond domination. Incorporating our ecological nature […]

Session One

In this opening session, groups will be gathering and all participants will be keen to know what they’ve signed up for. We’ll begin by gathering and reflecting on our global situation and the changes that are rapidly underway. We’ll map out the journey, ensure satchels are packed, and facilitate connections among travelers. In particular, we’ll be seeding psychological safety, essential to risk-taking, inside the course framework and among group members.

Session Eight (Copy)

In the closing session, we’ll how the process of letting go, going deep and reforming ourselves can become a regular part of our practice. We’ll also look at how we can create sacred and nourishing spaces in our Sanghas that support authentic investigation and diverse forms of engagement. We might take our own EcoSattva Vows together and discover how connections we’ve made here can go forward.

Session Seven (Copy)

Equipped with a deeply rooted sense of our belonging and calling, we turn outward. In earlier sessions, we opened up some of the habitual but limited ways that we engage with others around social transformation. Now we’ll look at what does work supported by research and our own honed wisdom. We’ll clarify in particular our agency in relationships (implicit and explicit) and groups (social norming) as well as what sabotages that agency.

Session Six (Copy)

Continuing in the relational spiritual task, attunement with the unknown, we’ll open further to so much more than the conventional holding of that truth. We’ll welcome whatever arises, from nothing to mystical everything.

Session Five (Copy)

To be thoroughly aware of the dramatic changes underway and to set ourselves up to be authentically helpful is to learn to stay with profound uncertainty, to metabolize a mind-boggling and heart-breaking situation to the point of compassionate clarity. This session takes on that spiritual task. Here at the apex of our journey, we will support practitioners as much as their system will allow, an opening of view, heart, and identification. Earth, as each of us, is moving into radical change and can do so with as much wakefulness is available to us. With mind, heart, and the sense of who I am more open than ever before, we can learn to stay and be with, attending to the wordless and unfamiliar. Participants will be supported to listen at depth. We can begin to listen to sense what wants to emerge.

Session Four (Copy)

Having opened up internally and individually, we rise to the collective and historical, understanding how objectification accumulates over time in the form of dominant institutions, how delusion is codified and how domination spreads that delusion. Participants are invited to explore, with compassionate accountability, how the dominant cultural body conquers, colonizes, and exploits not only Earth and other peoples but its own members. This is where we let it all in, the full catastrophe.