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Choosing Earth: An Experiential Book Study Group

Monterey Bay Meditation Studio Virtual Event, , 93950
August 11, 2022
  • Location: Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, Virtual Event,
  • Phone: (831) 373-1017
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $160
  • Description:

    Our planetary eco-system — Earth — is in crisis. Because we play a defining role in this eco-system and its present state, how we respond right now directly determines how things are going to unfold and what the outcome will be.

    In this 7-week course, with Duane Elgin’s recently revised book as a guide, we explore the crisis and the opportunity that we have before us to change where we are headed.

    Based on a lifetime of research and a decade of community organizing by the author, Choosing Earth is an unvarnished look at the reality of our world in crisis and an invitation for us to actively shape our future rather than be passive victims of denial and delay.

    What is happening in our relationship with Earth?
    What choices of response are available to us?
    What impact can our responses have?
    What action can we take that matters?

    Choosing Earth takes us on a journey that extends a half-century into the future to explore our world in a time of unprecedented transition. This book of science and vision illuminates deep psychological, spiritual and ecological changes that are already underway, and examines the potential for humanity’s journey through breakdown to a more sustainable planetary community.

    With the curriculum created by Duane and Coleen Elgin and the Choosing Earth Team, we engage deep inquiry, mindful discussion, experiential investigation, and simple homework activities to explore, process, and identify where we are and what we can do to cultivate lasting change, individually and globally. Each class focuses on building a container that supports sharing, reflecting, and digesting this visionary and, at times, challenging material.

    Attending all classes is strongly suggested to integrate the full arc of this powerful exploration.

    The scientific material and projections that we address in this course can be quite challenging. To get an idea of what we’ll be addressing, watch Coleen Elgin’s documentary Facing Adversity: Choosing Earth, Choosing Life. If you have additional questions, please contact the course facilitator, Marianne Rowe. Marianne has studied Choosing Earth and trained with Duane and Coleen to lead this Book Study Group. She is also an active member of the current Choosing Earth Team, providing materials for their Home Study Course.

    This course meets online via Zoom, with additional components on our online community platform. When you register, we’ll send you the details to access the session on Zoom.

    A free pdf of the book is available on the Choosing Earth website

    THURSDAYS, AUG. 11, 18, 25, SEPT. 1, 8, 15, & 22
    5:30-7:00 PM PACIFIC

    $210 Choosing Earth - Supporter (I want to offer more support to this important work.)
    $160 Choosing Earth - Regular (I can pay at the regular level.)
    $95 Choosing Earth - Partial Scholarship (Money is tight. I can pay at this level.)

    Partial and full scholarships are available. Please contact Marianne to discuss this option.
    15% of fees collected will be donated to the Choosing Earth Project 




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