Now Offering Virtual Wild Walks:
Loving Animal Nature
Do you wish you could connect more deeply to your own inner beauty and wisdom? Would you like to see more easily the beauty and possibility in other humans, either on a global scale as we experience biodiversity loss, climate change, and human suffering, or with your closest or work relationships? If you dream of a world where all beings are treated as having inherent worth and dignity and enjoy connecting with nature and earth's species, then please join us on one or more of our annual Wild Walks.
Our Wild Walks are times when we move through the beautiful landscapes of our regions and neighborhoods. With physical movement synchronized to the life around us, we grow our mindfulness and connection to nature. We offer both in person and virtual walks. Our in person walks, which are gentle in nature, we have times for conversation, reflection, silence, learning, and sharing of what we all know and experience in nature. Wild Walks are facilitated by Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner and Gail Koelln, Co-directors of One Earth Conservation. We are currently not offering any due to Covid-19.
Virtual Wild Walks are now available for you to affirm your inner beauty which is connected to the beauty all around in every living being. You can take these walks at times convenient for you, and according to your social distancing needs. They are set up to take by yourself, or with friends. We currently have two walks: Wild Walk Central Park which focuses on nurturing nature (yours, others, the earths) and The Way of the Bodhisattva which is on the grounds of the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains. You can access these walks either on your home computer, or on your phone by downloading the izi.travel app. Once on the app search for the walks by title, or by region (New York City and Westchester, NY). The walks will then lead you along a path with maps, photos, and location triggered audio recordings. At each stop the guide will suggest reflection, meditation, and other practices. These walks are free, though we would certainly appreciate a donation of support our programs and the parrots of the Americas. Please let us know if these are helpful and if we can design more in suggested locations. We currently plan to develop them at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and the New York Botanical Garden.