Event Information
Gardening Retreat Day Location: CSE Gardens

with Susan Sumati Erskin, Rev. Viveka Murray, and Erin O'Doherty

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9
10 AM – 3 PM

Offered on donation basis. Pre-registration requested.
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“When we touch the earth mindfully every step will bring peace and joy to the world.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Join us in the gardens for a day of meditation and service. We will begin the day with meditation under the oak tree, followed by a morning of gardening (weeding, trimming, wildflower preparation and planting, removing cobwebs, etc.) A vegetarian lunch will be provided. We'll then wrap up our projects and gather together to end the day by 3 PM.

All are welcome!

Give yourself a truly immersive retreat experience and apply to stay overnight at CSE the day before and/or after this program. Limited space available. (APPLY HERE)

Susan Sumati Erskin was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2012 and serves on staff as Garden & Special Projects Manager. Sumati is a longtime CSE volunteer, meditation teacher, and Meru Institute graduate.

Rev. Viveka Murray was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2017 and ordained in 2021. She is a graduate of Meru Institute, teaches meditation, and provides leadership for the Teen Rite of Passage program. Professionally, she is a Registered Landscape Architect, Certified Massage Therapist and Active Release Practitioner, and is the author of Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt.

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