The exact time the sun will cross the equator on its southbound journey this Equinox is Monday, September 23rd, at 07:50 UTC. Novasutras will hold an Equinox meditation focusing on climate and forest well-being, with an in-person meditation in Santa Cruz about 12 hours before the moment of the Equinox. You can watch live via Zoom, or view the recording on YouTube later.
The first local chapter of Novasutras is sprouting and reaching sunward. We had our launch party in August (details and pictures follow), and we're planning and participating in events as part of the Global Climate Strike Week in Santa Cruz, California.
Explore the history, practice and science of "forest bathing", and how it can help you deepen your connection with all other beings in loving-kindness, with the complex wonder and sacred beauty of the universe, with what we call agaya and ubuntu in Novasutras. Shinrin-yoku practice may help you become a more effective agent for increasing ubuntu and agaya in the world.
Thanks and blessings for sharing agaya and ubuntu at the June 2019 Solstice. The days around each Solstice are important times to pause and reflect. Here are some questions for contemplation as we move into the new season...
Please join our simultaneous guided meditation from 15:30-16:00 UTC on June 21st (8:30-9:00 am PDT). Links provided to our guided meditation and zoom discussion.