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Nature as Teacher

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and Nature Sacred invite you to join us for a new iteration of our Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park-inspired Nature as Teacher program. This time, we present an audio mindfulness program featuring meditations focusing on the three principles of mindfulness: awareness, nonjudgment, and peacefulness.

Each Nature as Teacher meditation is posted here and on the CADVC YouTube site. Each meditation is kindly presented by UMBC’s Director of Workplace Learning, OD, and Wellness and Founder & CEO of Wardell Development Group LLC., Jill Wardell, and supported by the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership with a generous gift from Nature Sacred.

 

Audio Meditation ~ Introduction

 


 

Audio Meditation 1 ~ Inner Awareness

The first of three Nature as Teacher audio meditations inspired by the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park, this one focuses on Manifesting Inner Awareness.

 


 

Audio Meditation 2 ~ Nonjudgment

The second of three Nature as Teacher audio meditations inspired by the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park, this one focuses on Creating a Space of Nonjudgment.

 


 

Audio Meditation 3 ~ Peace

Today, we’re closing our audio meditation series, Nature as Teacher, with our third meditation, Cultivating Peace in Uncertain Times. This meditation focuses on grounding ourselves with gratitude and setting practical goals in order to calm any anxieties or worries that arise amidst these uncertain times.

 

 


 

For more Nature as Teacher practices, read “Nature as Teacher: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Natural World, 30 Nature-Based Practices for Deepening Well-Being” at the link below or feel free to download the PDF file to your device or for print:

Nature as Teacher guide to 30 Nature-Based Practices for Deepening Well-Being

An image of the cover of Jill Wardell's Nature as Teacher guide to "30 Nature-Based Practices for Deepening Well-Being"

An image of the cover of the guide, “Nature as Teacher: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Natural World, 30 Nature-Based Practices for Deepening Well-Being”

 


About the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture produces diverse programming for the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. Programs offered in the park include an ongoing series of workshops for metro area K-12 students, UMBC student activities and classes, UMBC Wellness initiatives, community restorative yoga, site-specific visual art installations, and live music and dance performances. Through the generous support of Nature Sacred, the initial funder of the park, and UMBC, CADVC presents these programs free and open to the public.

Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park is on the south side of the UMBC campus between the RAC and Hilltop Circle. To learn more about the park, visit cadvc.umbc.edu/joseph-beuys-sculpture-park.