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Truth Mandala: Honoring Our Pain and Love For Our World

June 9, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT


Deborah Eden Tull

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Meditation – Community Ritual  – Dharma – Dance

With Deborah Eden Tull

“Truth-telling is like oxygen: it enlivens us. Without it we grow confused and numb. It is also a homecoming, bringing us back to powerful connection and basic authority.

— Joanna Macy

Offered 0n Donation Basis

WHEN: Sunday, June 9th from 8:30am – 12pm PST / 11:30am – 3pm EST

WHERE: Online via Zoom

ABOUT: Please join​ us for this online ritual and half-day retreat with Deborah Eden Tull,​ for honoring and our Love, Anxiety, Grief, and Pain For Our World.

This unique half-day of practice and embodiment is centered around The Truth Mandala. The Truth Mandala is a community ritual for honoring our pain​ and love for our world, from The Work That Reconnects. This ritual provides a simple, respectful, whole group structure for owning and honoring our pain for the world. The practice was birthed by Joanna Macy in 1990 amid a large, tension-filled workshop near Frankfurt, on the day of the reunification of East and West Germany. Since then it has become a trusted and featured part of countless workshops the world over.

This retreat will begin with a guided meditation practice for connecting with our earth bodies, followed by compassionate inquiry. We will move into a practice of conscious movement/dance to prepare ourselves for the ritual., We will then engage in the Truth Mandala together, followed  by a dance practice of integration, celebration, and honoring our bodies as sacred vessels for metabolizing and  transforming our feelings about the state of our world.

To learn more about the power of metabolizing our pain for our world through community ritual and dance, please read Eden’s newest blog here.

All are welcome. Please register by June 1st.

You do not have to be a dancer or meditator to join us!

You will receive an email a few days before the event, detailing specific instructions for preparing for the Truth Mandala and providing Encouragements for How to Engage in Mindful Community.

Please note that this offering will NOT be recorded.

You will be asked to be available with your video screen on throughout the 90-minute ritual; however you are welcome to have your screen either on or off for the rest of the retreat, which includes meditation, conscious dance, dharma reflections, and relational mindfulness.


No one is turned away due to lack of funds. This suggested donation honors the resources it takes to organize and facilitate this half-retreat. While some of you might have less resources at this time, others might be moved by the spirit of generosity to make a larger donation that supports more people to be there. All donations made to Mindful Living Revolution support us in offering our work in the world to more people. This includes supporting our Scholarship Fund and our 6-month Heart of Listening: On Behalf of Our Collective training.

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of the nonprofit Mindful Living Revolution, is Zen meditation/mindfulness teacher, author, and spiritual activist. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen Monastery, and has been immersed in sustainable communities for 25 years. Eden’s teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, non-duality, mindful inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches dharma intertwined with post-patriarchal thought and practices, resting upon a lived knowledge of our unity with the more than human world. She also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, as created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy. Eden has been practicing meditation for the past 30 years and teaching for over 20 years. Her books include Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown (Shambhala 2022), Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom 2018), and The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution (Process Media 2011). She lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina, Cherokee land, and offers retreats, workshops, leadership trainings, and consultations internationally.

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June 9, 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
25USD – 75USD
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