compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

Event Calendar

Contact Jennifer here for details.
To read about past events, click here.

Online Courses

The following three courses are "on-demand" (register and take the class at your own pace).

Growing Words of Compassion: Nature and Writing Practices to Love By $65. More info here.
Deepen your innate capacity and expression of tender compassion. 

Writing on the Landscape: The Book Experienced $50.  More info here
Let the author guide you through her book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew. 

Instructors' Guide to Writing on the Landscape $25. More info here
This instructional aid is for professors/facilitators using Writing on the Landscape in their curriculum/group work. 

2023 Offerings

Register via this email for events requiring payment: tealarborstories@gmail.com
Registration for most paid events closes one week prior to start date.
All times listed are in the Pacific Time Zone/United States.
 

Jan. 21st (Sat.) New Year Renewal Workshop $99. (+ Eventbrite fee) in-person / $90. online, seniors, friends & family
A collaboration offered by
TEALarbor stories and The Sacred Earth Institute
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM Central Time (Join us in-person or virtually!) Registration closed.
Want the company of like-hearted others, nature-y creativity, and a chance to clear space for your 2023 intentions? We’re here for you… Join us for an Earthy midwinter day of reflection, inspiration, and intention-setting as we embark on 2023. You will gain techniques for letting go of what you no longer need in your outer environment and inner life, as well as engage processes for inviting what you want for this new year. The workshop will conclude with the creation of a symbolic collage to capture your intentions for forward movement. We will guide you through feng shui practices; reflective nature-based, creative activities (including guided journaling); and other Earth-based practices for renewal and focus. Participants will receive a certificate of accomplishment plus limited-time discounts on services from your hosts, TEALarbor stories and The Sacred Earth Institute. A short list of what to bring with you will be emailed to in-person and online participants in advance of the event.

Jan. 28th  (Sat.) Featured Speaker, Toward Harmony with Nature Annual Conference $65. nonmember ($55. member / $30. student)
Wild Ones Fox Valley, Wisconsin (Join in-person or virtually!) 
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Time 

My hour-long presentation (which starts at 10:15 AM Central), Native Species and Ecotones: We Can’t Do Without Them, will begin with an overview of ecotones including definitions, environmental significance, examples of ecotones in the landscape, as well as the ecological and metaphorical values of them. I will then highlight the importance of conserving, restoring, and maintaining ecotones in native plantings and landscapes. Finally, I will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to explore their own relationships to native species through guided practices. Learn more and register here

  Feb. 6th - 8th (Mon. - Wed.) Celebrating Spiritual Ecology for World Interfaith Harmony Week Free - A United Nations Official Observance I just received confirmation from Parliament of the World's Religions that this offering is included as an official pre-Parliament event ... Exciting!
8:00 – 9:00 AM 
This interactive online event will offer participants simple ways to incorporate nature-based and creative aspects into everyday spiritual practice. It is designed to guide participants through the various simple activities with opportunities for question/answer, sharing, and discussion. Each day we will focus on a different topic including: contemplative writing, nature mandalas, and gratitude. This is not a sectarian offering; it is intended to support people of all faiths in finding and deepening their own relationship to self, nature, and others through peaceable, interdisciplinary practices that they create consistent with their specific beliefs. Participants may join once, twice or all three days that this event occurs. We will gather each day - Feb. 6, Feb. 7, Feb. 8 on Zoom from 8:00 – 9:00 AM Pacific Time/United States. Participants are kindly asked to bring any of the following that they have available: paper, writing pens, colored pens or paints, photos of nature, objects from nature (leaves, cones, flowers, shells, rocks, soil, water, etc.). Everyone is welcome. Limited to 100 participants. Register in advance for this meeting.

Feb. 14th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Lunchtime Webinar Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Listen to a thirty-minute informal talk interweaving such topics as creativity, beauty, nature, gratitude, and kindness. For those who can stay for the full hour, the second thirty minutes will be Q/A and discussion. 

Mar. 18th (Sat.) Spring Equinox Half-Day Retreat $60. via Zoom
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Join me to contemplate the season of spring through poetry, meditation, writing, and visual art. 

Apr. 11th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Lunchtime Webinar Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Listen to a thirty-minute informal talk interweaving such topics as creativity, beauty, nature, gratitude, and kindness. For those who can stay for the full hour, the second thirty minutes will be Q/A and discussion. 

Apr. 21st & 28th (Fri.) Spring Nature Journaling $80. via Zoom
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Learn how to capture your nature experiences on the page via evocative images, words, creativity. This is especially for people who lack confidence in their artistic skills (though everyone is welcome). Leave with beautifully completed pages in your nature journal. 

May 15th (through Jun. 11th) Compassionate Spiritual Ecology Course $40. 
This four-week online course, developed and taught by Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D., is hosted by the Charter for Compassion's Compassion Education Institute. This course offers students an overview of the body of work comprising the discipline of spiritual ecology. At the core of spiritual ecology are values that point to compassion for others—in the nonhuman world as well as in human communities. Beyond an introduction to the basic tenets and values of spiritual ecology, this course will guide, support, and encourage students to explore some of the myriad practical applications of a compassionate spiritual ecology. Learn more here. 

Jun. 13th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Lunchtime Webinar Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Listen to a thirty-minute informal talk interweaving such topics as creativity, beauty, nature, gratitude, and kindness. For those who can stay for the full hour, the second thirty minutes will be Q/A and discussion. 

Jul. 31st - Aug. 4th (Mon. - Fri.) TEALarbor stories Annual Creative Retreat 

Aug. 8th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Lunchtime Webinar Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Listen to a thirty-minute informal talk interweaving such topics as creativity, beauty, nature, gratitude, and kindness. For those who can stay for the full hour, the second thirty minutes will be Q/A and discussion. 

Aug. 14th - 18th (Mon. - Fri.) 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions Chicago, USA Learn more

Oct. 10th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Lunchtime Webinar Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Listen to a thirty-minute informal talk interweaving such topics as creativity, beauty, nature, gratitude, and kindness. For those who can stay for the full hour, the second thirty minutes will be Q/A and discussion. 



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