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Mindful Bedtime Reading – Love Letter to the Earth – online via Zoom

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November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

Wednesday November 23, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is an online event only
Australia

Join a reading group with a difference… Mindful Bedtime Reading – live online via Zoom.

You are warmly invited to join us for Mindful Bedtime Reading at 8pm from Wednesday 9th November, as we share another work of the wonderful master of mindfulness and revered Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.
‘Love Letter to the Earth’ by Thich Nhat Hanh. Wednesday evenings 8-9pm over 6 weeks, from 9th Nov – 14 Dec 2022 (on Zoom).
Each week over the 6-week program, we will read from the text and share short mindfulness and meditation practices. No experience necessary – all welcome!
Attend all sessions, or just join in when you can. You will receive the Zoom access link when you register, and this same link gives you access to all the sessions.

About the book:

Thich Nhat Hanh argues for a more mindful, spiritual approach to environmental protection and activism—one that recognizes people and planet as one and the same.  While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the “environment,” as it leads people to experience themselves and Earth as two separate entities and to see the planet only in terms of what it can do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh points to the lack of meaning and connection in peoples’ lives as being the cause of our addiction to consumerism. He deems it vital that we recognize and respond to the stress we are putting on the Earth if civilization is to survive. Rejecting the conventional economic approach, Thich Nhat Hanh shows that mindfulness and a spiritual revolution are needed to protect nature and limit climate change.

Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful book that gives us a path to follow by showing that change is possible only with the recognition that people and the planet are ultimately one and the same.

Reserve a copy of the book through the library catalogue (we have extras) or buy your own from your favourite book supplier (9781937006389).

Any questions please contact Angie on 65818755, angie.hazelton-kelly@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Or Kate Forrest on 0437 509 195, thisabundantlife108@gmail.com

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Port Macquarie Library
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