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Sunday, September 26, 2021 – 2:30 – 5:00pm – FOREST BATHING – GUIDED WALKING MEDITATION *NEW
September 26 @ 2:30pm - 5:00pm
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Restrooms are available inside building
As part of our commitment to incorporate the four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus into our mission, we are pleased to offer this NEW program which focuses on the apostolic preference, Caring For Our Common Home.
Please join us for a guided walking meditation through the beautiful gardens and grounds of Loyola Jesuit Center, inspired by the Japanese practice called shinrin-yoku or its English translation, Forest Bathing. The two and a half-hour walk covers just a short distance and invites you to connect with nature on a deeper level using all five senses. No exceptional skill or physical exertion is required. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness benefits from a slow walk in the forest or other natural environments.
Forest Bathing walks remind us that we are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways. Forest Bathing will help you unplug from technology, slow down and bring you into the present moment.
We hope you will join us for this unique, sensory experience. A maximum of 15 people is allowed to maintain proper social distancing. Masks are highly encouraged even though this is an outdoor activity but please check our COVID-19 page for the most current updates to our protocols.
About the Guide: Rich Collins is a Certified Guide for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT), based in Morristown & Barnegat Light, New Jersey. His company, Friendly Territory, specializes in Nature & Forest Therapy walks and retreats. He is a husband, proud father and grandfather, entrepreneur, and daily meditator. Rich’s website is www.thefriendlyterritory.com