From the very beginning, the Buddha was intimately connected to the Earth. He left his home, lived in the forest, meditated in nature and awakened under a tree next to a river. When Mara questioned his enlightenment, the Buddha didn’t say anything. He simply touched the earth as witness to his awakening.


Would you like to join us for mindful walks in nature?

Communication and Planning
  • Interested members of the RIM Sangha are invited to register for the group
  • Registered members will receive an email approximately 3 weeks in advance with details about the next planned hike and a follow-up reminder 1 week before the event.
Other Considerations
  • Each of the monthly outings will take about 75 minutes, including a hike, meditation, and time to discuss the experience.
  • Group members must have the physical ability to hike on uneven terrain for about 45 minutes.  The pace will be slow, and the trails will be relatively easy.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, dress for changing weather, and bring a water bottle.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from the park and for potential park entrance fees.
Reference materials ~ optional:
  • Mark Coleman - A Field Guide to Nature Meditation
  • Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone - Active Hope
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer - Braiding Sweetgrass


Hike Dates: May 19, Jun 30, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 22, Oct 20. ~ *Note: Minor changes to the calendar may occur.
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Each Event is held in a special location | Register to receive email updates
By Donation (Dana)


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