Mariposa Meditations

Gay Bradshaw · November 12, 2021

Mariposa Meditations: Connecting Spiritual Development with Nature's Ethic


Mariposa Meditations is a biweekly gathering of new and seasoned meditators who seek to connect their practice directly to Nature consciousness and enhance the ability of humans to support the lives, dignity, and self-determination of Animals and all Earth beings.

Participants train in Nature Mindfulness™ through guided meditation. Biweekly online sessions begin Saturday November 20, 2021 at 9:00 am Pacific Time, and last 45-60 minutes. After a 20-25 minute guided meditation, followed by a short break, there is a discussion on ideas presented in previous Mariposa Reflections. Sessions will be recorded and made available for a limited time.

Pricing & Registration

Mariposa Meditations sessions are continuous and ongoing throughout the year. You are welcome to join at anytime. Pricing is organized to cover six sessions (three months of biweekly teachings). We offer a sliding scale based on your relative financial standing (prices in $USD). The range between scales not only reflects economic but also historic disparity which have evolved with colonialism and capitalism. For those who have comfortable access to wealth and security, the higher price will provide an opportunity for others to participate in these sessions.

Tonglen Supporter$108Supports fellow practitioners and Sanctuary Animals. Tax-deductible portion is the difference between this rate and Commitment to Nature base rate.
Ahimsa Open Heart$60Supports base costs and Sanctuary Animals. Tax-deductible portion is the difference between this rate and Commitment to Nature base rate.
Commitment to Nature$25Base rate.

Corey Cohen

Corey attended his first Vipassana meditation retreat in the late 1970’s. Since then, in addition to attending several more retreats and Zen Sesshins, he has been an ongoing student of Eastern philosophy and a mindfulness practitioner, including a seven year long study with a Taoist and Zen priest and frequently attending meditation sessions at Karma Chöling in Vermont.
He has directed meditation programs at several wellness centers, and created and taught a mindfulness program for employees of Harper Collins publishers. He lectures on Eastern thought at the University of Scranton as part of their world religion curriculum.
Corey’s lifelong career working with abused and neglected Dogs has brought him face to face with mindfulness from an Animal’s perspective, blurring the dichotomy between humans and Animals.

About Instructor

Gay Bradshaw

Dr. Bradshaw holds doctorate degrees in ecology and psychology, and has published, taught, and lectured widely in these fields both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the author of Pulitzer Prize-nominated Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity, published by Yale University Press, an in-depth psychological portrait of Elephants in captivity and in the wild. Dr. Bradshaw’s work focuses on trans-species psychology, the theory and methods for the study and care of Animal psychological well-being and multi-species cultures. Her research expertise includes the effects of violence on and trauma recovery Elephants, Grizzly Bears, Chimpanzees, and Parrots, and other species in captivity.

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