Meditation, Mindfulness & Nature
October 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
with Dr. Robert Cabin
Elk Haven Wellness Center, Brevard
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” –Thich Nhat Hanh
Join Dr. Robert Cabin on Oct. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at Elk Haven Wellness Center in Brevard to practice a variety of mindfulness techniques. Through practices such as sitting and walking meditations, mindful eating, and nature-based activities we will discover the keys to enhanced mental and physical well-being, forging a profound connection between body and soul.
During this 2-hour, donation-based event, we will learn how meditation and mindfulness can enhance our mental and physical health, awareness and concentration, empathy and compassion, and relationship with and appreciation of nature. We will practice and discuss a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques and approaches. For example, while sitting or lying down in a comfortable position inside, we will focus on our breath, body, sounds, guided imagery, and slow, deliberate eating. While outside, we will do some walking meditations and close observing of, listening to, and interacting with natural objects and processes. Participants will learn about and directly experience how these kinds of practices can enhance their mental and physical health, awareness and concentration, empathy and compassion, and relationship with and appreciation of nature.
No prior experience is necessary. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes. A suggested donation of $20 will help support this and similar events. You may make a donation at the time of registration or offer your gift at the door on Oct. 21.
Dr. Robert Cabin was a Professor of Environmental Studies at Brevard College from 2005 to 2023. Over the course of his career, Dr. Cabin increasingly came to see the limitations of a strictly intellectual approach for helping others understand environmental issues in particular, and find meaning and happiness in general. Ultimately, he left academia in order to more effectively help others integrate and unite their own intellectual, physical, and spiritual selves, utilize their greatest gifts, and lead their best lives.
Dr. Robert Cabin