WINTER SOLSTICE GATHERING
La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology
22500 Rue La Terre, Kiln, MS 39556
The goals of La Terre Institute are to promote social and ecological regeneration, to create a cooperative, non-dominating Earth community, and to prevent regional and global ecological collapse. In pursuit of these ends, we sponsor courses, projects and events in New Orleans and on eighty-seven acres on Bayou La Terre, near Dedeaux, Mississippi. The practical focus of our work is the creation of primary communities rooted in personal and communal awakening, practices of liberation and solidarity, and an ethics of care for all beings. “La Terre” is a term that signifies both “the Earth” and “the Land,” in addition to our site on Bayou La Terre. La Terre Institute is motivated by love of the Earth, by love of the Land on which we live, and by the desire to gain greater knowledge of both and to defend them. We see participation in the programs and activities of La Terre Institute not only as the development of useful knowledge and skills, but as an engaged practice of Appamāda: mindfulness and care for all beings and for the Land.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Noon: Introductions and Orientation
1:00: Observing Nature with the Heart Workshop
2:30: Principles of Permaculture Presentation
3:30 Water Is Life – Bayou Bridge Pipeline Discussion
4:30: Yoga and Meditation for Presence and Renewal
5:30: The Future of La Terre Discussion
6:00: Reflection Circle
7:00: Instructions to the Cook – Preparations
9:00: Bonfire and Music
Sunday, Dec. 17
Midnight: Celebration of “The Night of Radiant Depth Unfolded”
10:00: Guided Meditation
11:00: Tai Chi
Noon: Lunch with Rumi
Please bring favorite Rumi selections if you have any!
For updates, check the La Terre Institute Facebook page. For information, email surregionalist@bellsouth,net.