September 2018

15Sep(Sep 15)9:30 AM22(Sep 22)5:00 PMLoving the Earth -- LIVESTREAMHealing the Planet through Mindful Engagement9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (22) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): James Baraz & Friends: Julia Butterfly Hill, Jack Kornfield, Joanna Macy, Anam Thubten, Christiana Figueres, Belvie Rooks, Ayla Nereo, World on Fire Ensemble, Verlinda Montoya, Dawn Mauricio, One Earth Sangha, and others No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $30 – 108. Code JB1L18.
  – access for 3 months after the program. Registration open until September 22, 2018.
Presenters: James Baraz & Friends: Julia Butterfly Hill (via video recording), Jack Kornfield, Joanna Macy, Anam Thubten, Christiana Figueres, Belvie Rooks, Ayla Nereo, World on Fire Ensemble (Barbara Borden, Naomi Newman, Susanne DiVincenzo), Verlinda Montoya, Dawn Mauricio, One Earth Sangha, and others

This program is also available in person. To register for the in-person version of this program, visit this link.

All proceeds from this special event will be shared between One Earth Sangha and a Spirit Rock green project honoring the land.

In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 12-14, Spirit Rock is honored to host the community for a special day of teachings. We hope to inspire and motivate all who come through presentations, poetry, and music. Together, we will explore how our practice can lead to greater consciousness and heal our planet in the face of climate change.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.


Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


  • Anam Thubten

    Anam Thubten

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  • Ayla Nereo

    Ayla Nereo

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  • Belvie Rooks

    Belvie Rooks

    Belvie Rooks incorporates meditation and stillness as part of her youth/elder, intergenerational wisdom circles. Co-founder of "Growing a Global Heart" along with her late husband, poet Dedan Gills, she has engaged in ceremonial tree plantings along the Trans-Atlantic Slave Route in West African and the Underground Railroad in the United States and Canada. Her new book, I Give You the SPRINGTIME of My Blushing Heart:A Poetic Love Song is co-authored with Dedan. SPRINGTIME is a poetic memoir dealing with love, grief, loss and transcendence. She and Dedan are also featured contributors in The Power of Love: A Transformed Heart Changes the World, edited by Fran Grace PhD. Her essays are included in a number of anthologies including, My Soul Is a Witness: African American Women's Spirituality, Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women's Voices and Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet, with an introduction by Jane Goodall. She is a Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award winner as senior editor of, Paris Connection: African American Artists in Paris.

  • Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres

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  • Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio

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  • Jack Kornfield, PhD

    Jack Kornfield, PhD

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  • James Baraz

    James Baraz

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  • Joanna Macy

    Joanna Macy

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  • Julia Butterfly Hill

    Julia Butterfly Hill

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  • Naomi Newman

    Naomi Newman

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  • Verlinda Montoya

    Verlinda Montoya

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