KEYNOTE SPEECH

Waking up Together: Embracing Courage, Possibility, and Relational Intelligence in Changing Times

Collective transformation is going to take everything we’ve got – our willingness, fierce compassion, relational intelligence, and discomfort resiliency. Most importantly, it is going to take the courage to dissolve limiting beliefs, which may have been passed down for many generations. While it is the imperative of the human heart to move beyond the comforts, restrictions, and boundaries of conditioned thought, the inter-subjective nature of conditioning causes us to accept things that are not real as true and absolute.

How do we recognize the inter-subjective nature of conditioned beliefs that can apply even to our meditation and mindfulness practice?

How do we support one another, through relational mindfulness, to reach beyond the unconscious biases we’ve inherited through patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism, and a profound disconnect from the natural world?

How do we address ego’s fear of change in the field of possibility? Will “I” be lost in the shift to We Consciousness?

How do we support each other, through generosity, to nourish the tendril of possibility – when there are mountains to move – in order to co-create a kinder, more equitable, and sustainable world for all? How does the depth of our connection with the earth nourish the courage required for collective transformation?

Join Deborah Eden Tull for a nourishing, restorative, and interaction teaching about the movement that carries the shared human heart beyond limitation. All are welcome… experienced meditators and those who are new to practice.

 

MASTERCLASS

Embodying Compassionate Leadership

We are all called to be leaders in this age of global change. Embodied leadership requires steadfast compassion – both gentle and fierce – for ourselves and for our world. Join Deborah Eden Tull for an interactive and experiential class about leading through Relational Mindfulness. The 9 principles of Relational Mindfulness, from Eden’s most recent book, are: Intention, The Sacred Pause, Deep Listening, Inquiry and Clear Seeing, Turning Towards Rather Than Away, Transparency, Taking Responsibility, Not Taking Personally, Compassionate Action.

This workshop offers wisdom that can be integrated into every moment of life and applied both personally and professionally. Return to a simple understanding—that the subtlest form of love is attention. And that authentic power is shared power rather than power over. We can only remember this when we are fully present and willing to meet life from an unguarded heart.

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ABOUT EDEN

DEBORAH EDEN TULL, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and engaged mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator. Her teaching emphasizes the connection between personal awakening, relational intelligence, and collective transformation. Eden spent seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has been teaching dharma for 20 years. She has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities and the essential wisdom of nature for close to 30 years.

 

Eden’s teaching style is grounded in mindful inquiry, fierce compassion, and an unwavering commitment to transformation. Her new book, Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown will be released with Shambhala Publications in September 2021. Her previous book include Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom 2018) and  The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution (Process 2010). She is currently completing a book about the partnership of darkness and light on the path of collective awakening. Eden also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for transforming our pain and love for our world into compassionate action. She offers retreats and consultations internationally including The Heart of Listening: A 6-month training and mentorship for facilitators, activists, healers, and community leaders. Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, Shambhala Times, and The Ecologist – and is featured internationally through online media such as The Shift Network.

 

My daily commitment is living in connection to source and knowing what truly matters in a complex world.  I savor the balance of yin and yang, stillness and creativity,  the deep feminine and conscious masculine, solitude and community.  My practice includes Buddhist meditation, shamanism, and dance. Curiosity connects me with the joy stream of life and I hope to show up as a beginner for the rest of my time here. I love the night sky and all things nocturnal. My husband Mark and I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where we grow our own food and practice living in partnership with nature.