Upcoming events for May

From: Moss
Sent on: Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:03 PM

Greetings all – There are a couple of very interesting events coming up the first weekend in May that you won’t want to miss:

 

1.       Meditation Walk around Elliott Bay to bring awareness to climate change sponsored by a concerned organization known as 350.ORG (http://www.350.0rg) ); Saturday, May 5; 10:00am

2.       Ravenna Ravine - A Manifestation of the Goddess; Sunday, May 6; 12:00 noon

 

Here are the details for both:

 

CLIMATE AWARENESS WALK/Potluck:
A Meditation March Around Elliot Bay, Seattle WA USA
Saturday May 5th, 12:00 noon, for "Connect the Dots", an international Day of climate action, initiated by 350.ORG

The beauty of sea, water, mountains, sky, and this Pacific Northwest landscape.

 

The Climate Awareness Walk bridges the activist and meditation community, in an action that strives to deepen awareness about climate change.

 

The focus for participants: to walk together utilizing our mind body awareness in a specific space, the Seattle waterfront, in order to contemplate the interdependence of "nature", the constructed environment and ourselves.

 

The environment as experienced by aboriginal First Peoples no longer exists. As humans we are a part of accelerating changes to the land, sea and air. We all now face largely unseen dangers created by our own ways of living and doing business and governance/protection.

 

The walkers will bear witness to many sights and sounds, "connecting the dots" along the way, with a fuller more embodied understanding of environmental politics.

 

This will be both a long outer journey -- 8 miles -- and a deep inner journey, a safe space to break open our hearts to the ugly truths we may know intellectually already. We will have each other for company and support. There will be stops along the way where we we will offer practices for contemplation and walking meditation. People's rituals are being developed ,such as people's mike-ed poetry and readings of wisdom.

 

We will begin at Pier 90 where cruise ships idle, along Myrtle Edwards Park, the downtown waterfront, past many cranes and containers, to the mouth of the Duwamish River, ending at Alki, the landing point for the first "settlers" of the soon-to-be city. We may notice that beauty and danger unite in certain sites, like our iconic state ferries, running most transportation, on oil.

 

Maybe we can learn through silence and deep investigation. Please join us and let your footsteps speak for you.

 

PLEASE keep track of this event on Facebook: See our Twitter for folks who need to meet us en-route: https://twitter.com/#!/earthdaywalk . Plan on bringing: a lunch to share part of; your own water; and $4.50 or more to share, if you want to go with a group returning via the Water Taxi from Alki to the downtown ferry dock.

 

Estimated total time 6 hours (walking time 4 hours at a decidedly non-hurried pace, plus stops to gather to learn, share and reflect). We will identify ourselves with white armbands. Walking will be separated at a set distance, single file or in two's; and silent-- except for designated walkers at the end of the line, who will have basic leaflets, do Twitter posts, and take care of basic first aid and communication needs.

 

This event, aside from listing on 350.org, is horizontally organized. Publicized by any organization willing to, it's not sponsored by organizations. This is Y/OUR event, so tell your organizations, your friends and friendly family.

 

Please "JOIN" and pre-participate in this event on Facebook "CLIMATE AWARENESS WALK: A Meditation March Around Elliot Bay, Seattle WA USA". Also on 350.Org's CONNECT THE DOTS page.

 

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RAVENNA RAVINE A Manifestation of the Goddess/Potluck Picnic
Sunday - MAY 6, 2012
Gathering in Cowen Park at 12 Noon (Seattle, WA
)

A festival to welcome the coming of Beltane or May Day (an ancient Celtic feast held to welcome back the light after months of a dark winter, marked by the lighting of bonfires and other rituals, and the performance of various rites of purification - traditionally held on May 1st). We celebrate our day by holding a ritual to manifest the Goddess Ravenna Ravine and her consort God Greenlake, walking through the ravine and being blessed by the Goddess, then gathering to feast together at a potluck picnic and dance the maypole.

Go to http://goddessravennaravine.webstarts.com/index.html for more info...

 

Blessings of Beltaine to you all!

Moss

Diesel trains set to haul open coal cars.

Silos loading grain bound for countries no longer growing their own.

A historical working waterfront turned to commerce and tourism, a statue of Columbus at water's edge, MacDonald's.

Containers, cranes, trucks and ships and planes full of consumer goods.

A fishing pier surrounded by an EPA Superfund clean-up site at the mouth of a river whose tribe can't fish there anymore.

Everywhere, every kind of combustion engine vehicle: land, sea and air.


The Climate Awareness Walk bridges the activist and meditation community, in an action that strives to deepen awareness about climate change.

The focus for participants: to walk together utilizing our mind body awareness in a specific space, the Seattle waterfront, in order to contemplate the interdependence of "nature", the constructed environment and ourselves.

The environment as experienced by aboriginal First Peoples no longer exists. As humans we are a part of accelerating changes to the land, sea and air. We all now face largely unseen dangers created by our own ways of living and doing business and governance/protection.

The walkers will bear witness to many sights and sounds, "connecting the dots" along the way, with a fuller more embodied understanding of environmental politics.

This will be both a long outer journey -- 8 miles -- and a deep inner journey, a safe space to break open our hearts to the ugly truths we may know intellectually already. We will have each other for company and support. There will be stops along the way where we we will offer practices for contemplation and walking meditation. People's rituals are being developed ,such as people's mike-ed poetry and readings of wisdom.

We will begin at Pier 90 where cruise ships idle, along Myrtle Edwards Park, the downtown waterfront, past many cranes and containers, to the mouth of the Duwamish River, ending at Alki, the landing point for the first "settlers" of the soon-to-be city. We may notice that beauty and danger unite in certain sites, like our iconic state ferries, running most transportation, on oil.

Maybe we can learn through silence and deep investigation. Please join us and let your footsteps speak for you.

PLEASE keep track of this event on Facebook: See our Twitter for folks who need to meet us en-route: https://twitter.com/#!/earthdaywalk . Plan on bringing: a lunch to share part of; your own water; and $4.50 or more to share, if you want to go with a group returning via the Water Taxi from Alki to the downtown ferry dock.

Estimated total time 6 hours (walking time 4 hours at a decidedly non-hurried pace, plus stops to gather to learn, share and reflect). We will identify ourselves with white armbands. Walking will be separated at a set distance, single file or in two's; and silent-- except for designated walkers at the end of the line, who will have basic leaflets, do Twitter posts, and take care of basic first aid and communication needs.

This event, aside from listing on 350.org, is horizontally organized. Publicized by any organization willing to, it's not sponsored by organizations. This is Y/OUR event, so tell your organizations, your friends and friendly family.

Please "JOIN" and pre-participate in this event here on Facebook "CLIMATE AWARENESS WALK: A Meditation March Around Elliot Bay, Seattle WA USA". Also on 350.Org's CONNECT THE DOTS pageThe focus for participants: to walk together utilizing our mind body awareness in a specific space, the Seattle waterfront, in order to contemplate the interdependence of "nature", the constructed environment and ourselves.


The focus for participants: to walk together utilizing our mind body awareness in a specific space, the Seattle waterfront, in order to contemplate the interdependence of "nature", the constructed environment and ourselves.

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