Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator.
Brent and Dana sat down remotely from each other’s homes with Eden in the midst of the pandemic to talk about her seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery at the age of 26, and some of her experience teaching mindfulness and the dharma for 19 years. Eden has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities for over 25 years.
Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches engaged awareness practice, which emphasizes the connection between personal awakening and global engagement. Eden draws upon teachings from the natural world and an embodied understanding of animism.
Eden talks about the importance of pause, compassionate awareness, and the ability to apply practice throughout your life and throughout your day. She touches on sustainability, something that has not only been in the forefront of our culture more and more with the growing movement of minimalism and Marie Kondo, but also especially amid the pandemic we are now experiencing.
She is author of Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom 2018) and The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution.
Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, GOOP, Shambhala Times, and The Ecologist. She also teaches The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy, and teaches for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Eden offers retreats, online courses, and consultations internationally.
Learn more at deborahedentull.com.
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