Metta Earth Summer Immersion
Saturday, July 15, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day)
Immerse yourself in a holistic way of life at Metta Earth, a farming community nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont. During this 5 week journey, you will enter a community of friends and mentors, guiding your path towards sharing your unique gifts with the world. Nourish your mind and body, explore your life’s purpose, and inquire into the complex issues of our time.
Metta Earth is a sanctuary for shifts in thinking and practical solutions. 80% of the food consumed by residents and guests is grown on our land, using the most holistic agricultural methods. You will gain hands-on experience with cultivating and preparing a variety of foods – from the ground up. Savor luscious meals made from the fruits of the land, craft cheese from our heritage cows, and learn the benefits of permaculture growing methods.
YOGA & MEDITATION
As a center for contemplative ecology, residents at Metta Earth practice yoga, meditation, and spend lots of time in nature. We believe that these practices enrich our experience of life. When we are quiet inside, our eyes are open to the vibrancy that surrounds us. This is your opportunity to explore these practices and the contemplative ways of farm life.
Community resiliency is an answer to the growing social and environmental crises facing our world today. For nearly a decade, Metta Earth has put sustainable community design into practice. During this Summer Immersion, you will explore models for designing whole and healthy communities. Learn systems of economics and governance, biomimicry and natural design, land stewardship, and social justice.
WILDERNESS & LEADERSHIP
Metta Earth is located on 158 acres surrounded by stunning mountains. There is much to explore – orchards, yurts tucked into the woods, wildlife, and swimming holes nearby. The Summer Immersion includes a wilderness excursion to deepen understanding of nature and to practice outdoor living skills. Leadership training is woven into your 5 week journey, preparing you to take action in your home community to address the social and environmental challenges of our time. Learn communication tools, creative problem solving, and activism strategy.