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Dharma Walk: Love Letter to the Earth
June 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Rockland Shambhala and The Dancing Elephant for a Dharma walk on the Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head. Led by Cynthia Trone, this mindfulness walk will awaken our senses and open our hearts. As in the ancient Buddhist tradition, practicing outdoors helps us feel and understand our interdependence with the Earth and all sentient beings. This event is free and open to everyone comfortable with hiking on a moderate wooded path. Please wear walking/hiking shoes.
“Each time we practice mindfulness we’re able to generate more love and compassion for the Earth, as well as ourselves.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Love Letter to the Earth. When we immerse ourselves in nature, our hearts and minds settle into the ease of peaceful interconnection. In the quiet of nature, we look inward for answers to the turbulent environmental crises of our times. We generate love and compassion and feel inspired to help heal our Earth.
Directions. Meet at 5:45 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot on Ash Point Drive. From Rockland, drive south on Rte. 73, turn left onto North Shore Drive, turn right onto Ash Point Drive. Go about 2.5 miles and look for the parking lot on the left. If the lot is full, please carefully park along the road shoulder.
Cynthia Trone earned her Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University in 2017. Her work focuses on the connection of ancient wisdom to modern crises. In 2016, Cynthia travelled to Tibet to better understand the oppression and culture of Tibetan Buddhism, and in 2017, she attended the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya, India. She currently develops and manages youth programs at Georges River Land Trust’s Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. Cynthia coordinated the Sacred Art Tour’s first visit to Maine in 2018 and looks forward to welcoming the monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Mundgod, India back to midcoast Maine again next year.