Summer Workshop: Contemplative Environmental Practice


Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00am to Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5:00pm

How can we respond most meaningfully as educators, advocates, and ordinary citizens to intensifying environmental dangers? Contemplative Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop that explores how our inner lives can provide insight, passion, and sensitivity to our environmental engagements.

Set in the mountains of New Mexico, the workshop uses meditation, yoga, conversation, writing, and immersion in nature to probe the depths of environmental challenges, strengthen the connection between our personal and professional lives, and facilitate self-inquiry, effective pedagogy, and meaningful activism.

The workshop will take place at the Lama Foundation, an off-grid retreat center that draws its power from the sun, water from a spring, and much of its food from its organic gardens.  Surrounded on three sides by the Carson National Forest, Lama is an ideal place to integrate our deepest spiritual yearnings with our professional and personal environmental commitments.

No prior experience in meditation or other contemplative practices is necessary.

Cost: $1050 (includes everything)  *Need-based scholarships available* (Students: $880)


  • Paul Wapner, Professor of Global Environmental Politics, American University
  • Lena Fletcher, Professor of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Jeff Warren, Author and Meditation Instructor

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Sponsors: American University’s Global Environmental Politics Program. Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, Consciousness Explorers Club, iBme, and RE-volv.