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Soul Gardening is a six-week interactive online virtual course offered by Meditation Mount beginning October 2nd. Soul Gardening will inspire and equip you with the tools to identify and bring forth the full flowering of your Essential Nature. The course includes video teachings, guided meditations, reflection journaling, community group explorations, weekly live forums and an in-person closing ceremony at Meditation Mount.
Soul Gardening is offered at two price-points, depending on if you would like to attend the closing ceremony on Sunday, November 13th in-person at Meditation Mount or virtually.
WHEN: October 2nd, 2022 – November 13th, 2022
WHERE: ONLINE – with option for in-person closing ceremony at Meditation Mount in Ojai, CA
OPTION 1: November 13th Virtual Closing Ceremony
OPTION 2: November 13th In-Person Closing Ceremony
ABOUT THE COURSE
Soul Gardening is a first-of-its-kind interactive online course offered by Meditation Mount. The course begins on October 2nd, 2022, and will be led by Meditation Mount President, Michael Lindfield. The six-week journey will awaken what is calling to be born inside of you through virtual video teachings, guided meditations, reflection journaling, community group explorations, weekly live forums and a closing ceremony at Meditation Mount.
Embarking on this journey will inspire and equip you with the tools to tend to the garden of your soul. Each week, the course will nurture the organic process that will allow for your Essential Nature to be revealed and expressed in its most radiant form. Every Sunday, you will receive a new segment that includes video teachings, guided meditations and reflection journal prompts. The week will conclude with a live forum led by Michael Lindfield and Lyndsay Pennington to dive deeper into the teachings so you can further implement and integrate them into your own life.
At the conclusion of the course, you will be invited to participate in a closing ceremony either virtually or in-person at Meditation Mount in Ojai, California.
- Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
- ORIENTATION at 1:00pm PT
- Start of Week 1 – CREATING THE CONDITIONS
- Week 1 – Sunday, October 9th, 2022
- CREATING THE CONDITIONS live forum at 1:00pm PT
- Start of Week 2 – COMPOSTING
- Week 2 – Sunday, October 16th, 2022
- COMPOSTING live form at 1:00pm PT
- Start of Week 3 – UNCOVERING THE HEART OF THE GARDEN
- Week 3 – Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
- UNCOVERING THE HEART OF THE GARDEN live forum at 1:00pm PT
- Start of Week 4 – THE SEEDS
- Week 4 – Sunday, October 30th, 2022
- THE SEEDS live forum at 1:00pm PT
- Start of Week 5 – THE TENDING
- Week 5 – Sunday, November 6th, 2022
- THE TENDING live forum at 1:00pm PT
- Start of Week 6 – CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS
- Week 6 – Sunday, November 13th, 2022
- Closing Ceremony at 2:00pm PT
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
- If you wish to grow to your truest potential…
- If you desire to be of greater service to the world…
- If you are seeking a deeper sense of meaning and belonging in your life…
- If you recognize something new is calling to you from deep inside…
- If you long to discover the gifts that only you can bring to this world…
Then YES, this course is for you!
November 13th, 2022 Virtual Closing Ceremony
November 13th, 2022 In-Person Closing Ceremony
Each week we will dive deeper into the lessons with a Live Forum hosted by Michael and Lyndsay. This is a time for Group Creative Meditation and to engage in sharing and questions.
VIRTUAL VIDEO LESSONS
Each week you will receive six video lessons to guide you through the process of uncovering what is wanting to be born inside of you.
Meditation is the core of the course. We will explore creative meditation through video teachings and during our live forums.
You will receive journal prompts each week that will allow you to more deeply reflect on the weekly teachings and meditations and bring a deeper sense of personal meaning to your course experience.
COMMUNITY GROUP EXPLORATIONS
All participants in the Soul Gardening course will be invited to a private Facebook group where we will explore, connect with, and hold space for each other throughout the week.
During the final week, Meditation Mount will host a closing ceremony for all course participants. You may attend the ceremony virtually, or in-person at Meditation Mount in Ojai, California.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022: Orientation & Start of Week 1 – CREATING THE CONDITIONS
Michael Lindfield and Lyndsay Pennington will host an orientation on Zoom to kick off the next six weeks. We’ll review the course structure, explore the resources and materials you will be receiving, answer any lingering questions and go over our theme for Week 1, Creating the Conditions. The session will close with a Group Creative Meditation. ORIENTATION will be from 1:00 pm PT – 1:45 pm PT.
Inside of each one of us is a seed that contains the promise of who we are. The seed can reveal itself when we create the right conditions for it to grow. This segment includes the steps we can take and practices to create the right conditions inside our heart and soul in order to unwrap and access the seed of our own uniqueness. CREATING THE CONDITIONS Soul Gardeners Live Forum takes place on Sunday, October 9th at 1:00 pm PT.
Sunday, October 9th, 2022: Live Forum & Start of Week 2 – COMPOSTING
This week we will begin to compost the Soul Garden so that the past can enrich the present. The lessons and practices of Composting focuses on identifying and releasing ourselves from the pain of the past through acceptance, responsibility and forgiveness. This will allow us to let go and liberate the energy of our past experiences so we can move forward and build a more fruitful soul this cycle. COMPOSTING Soul Gardeners Live Form takes place on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 pm PT.
Sunday, October 16th, 2022: Live Forum & Start of Week 3 – UNCOVERING THE HEART OF THE GARDEN
As souls in the Garden of Gaia – this planet – we each have our own individual garden which lies within our heart. Our hearts can both process and bring the past into the present, and bring the future into the present. This week we will learn how to prepare the heart so that it can receive the seeds of the future through practices of appreciation, self-love and synchronization with the heart of Gaia. UNCOVERING THE HEART OF THE GARDEN Soul Gardeners Live Form takes place on Sunday, October 23rd at 1:00 pm PT.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2022: Live Forum & Start of Week 4 – THE SEEDS
We have prepared the garden and are now ready to receive the seeds. But what is a seed? A seed is the eternal promise of who you are packed into a particle of infinity. The promise of the seed can only be shown if it is sown and grown. This week we will focus on getting in touch with your potential, your promise, and your power so that all that which is awaiting revelation can be revealed. THE SEEDS Soul Gardeners Live Form takes place on Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 pm PT.
Sunday, October 30th, 2022: Live Forum & Start of Week 5 – THE TENDING
Now that we have identified our unique seed and that which is wanting to be born inside of us, our task is to tend the Soul Garden. To tend means to be fully present by bringing our love and tenderness to our potential. This week’s lessons focus on understanding the rhythms of our seasons, the cycles of our nature, and the challenges and gifts of the elements, so that we aren’t just witnessing our life from a distance, but in full attendance to its tending. THE TENDING Soul Gardeners Live Form takes place on Sunday, November 6th at 1:00 pm PT.
Sunday, November 6th, 2022: Live Forum & Start of Week 6 – CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS
So, what does it mean now that we have become a Soul Gardener? In this last week of the course, we will look at integrating the lessons we have learned into our everyday life, develop practices for working in adverse conditions, and learn about how to harmonize with the greater garden of Gaia.
Sunday, November 13th, 2022: CLOSING CEREMONY
The Closing Ceremony will take place on November 13th beginning at 2:00pm either virtually or in-person at Meditation Mount in Ojai, CA.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
Michael will be your primary Soul Gardening guide for the video lessons, guided meditations and live forums.
Michael Lindfield has studied and applied the Ageless Wisdom teachings and been involved in Creative Meditation since the late 1960s through an affiliation with Sundial House in England (a sister group of Meditation Mount). He is a highly regarded consultant and coach with over 45 years of international experience in helping individuals and organizations unleash the creativity of the human spirit to meet the urgent needs of our times and the compelling call of a more just and joyful future.
Michael learned his craft from a broad range of experiences that include: a 14 year residency as a gardener and as Director of Education at the Findhorn Community in Scotland; small-scale organic farming in western Sweden; conducting seminars and presenting at conferences around the world on the theme of ‘transforming self and society’ and as a senior organization development consultant with The Boeing Company from 1989-2005.
Lyndsay Pennington is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Reiki Energy Healer, writer, artist and spiritual seeker living in Ojai, California. A former media executive for over a decade, Lyndsay developed her own practice while coping with the high-stress corporate environment. She has worked as a Producer, Creative Director and Vice President with companies such as Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, EPSN, ABC, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2018, Lyndsay went on to study Yoga & Healing Sciences at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Since then, she has developed a teaching style incorporating Creative Meditation, Yoga, Energy Healing, Sound Healing and mentorship, to connect and serve those who are dealing with real-world work and environmental stress. Her goal is to meet others wherever they may be in their spiritual journey to help develop personal discovery.
In 2021, Lyndsay began teaching yoga and meditation at Meditation Mount, and has since expanded her role into production, operations, and communications of the non-profit organization. Lyndsay will be supporting Michael Lindfield as a Soul Gardening guide and will be your primary point of contact for questions, community group explorations and reflections.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I access the lessons?
You will receive a new lesson pack each Sunday to the email address you registered with. The email will include a link to the password protected website portal including your weekly lessons. All materials can be viewed on the website or downloaded directly to your computer to view offline.
How long will I have access to the lessons?
The lessons and course materials may be downloaded and accessed by you forever. You will have access to the lessons on the website for six months.
Can I join the course late after the start date?
Yes, you may join the course at any time. You will have access to all of the course materials and recordings we have covered in previous weeks upon registration. Therefore, the course will remain at its full price regardless of the date you join.
If I purchased the virtual closing ceremony registration and want to now come in-person for the closing ceremony am I able to do this?
If you purchased Option 1 (Virtual Closing Ceremony) and wish to upgrade to the In-Person Closing Ceremony, you may make this request by emailing SoulGardening@nullmeditationmount.org. The in-person ceremony is subject to a capacity limit and an additional fee of $35.
Are there any discounts or payment plans available?
At this time we do not offer any discounted rates or payment plans.
How do I find my receipt?
The purchase receipt will be sent to the email address you register with.
Can I watch the Course videos on my phone/tablet?
Yes, you can watch all the videos on the website using your phone or tablet.
How do I download the course videos?
Each weekly lesson page in the course website portal will have a download button for you to click on for all videos in that lesson.
Can I share the course videos once I download them?
We kindly ask that you please do not repost or share these videos online, or use them commercially. These course materials are being made available to you for personal use and as part of this course.
How can I share Soul Gardening with another group or organization?
If you’re inspired by this course and would like to share it, please contact us directly at SoulGardening@nullmeditationmount.org.
How can I connect with Michael Lindfield if I have any questions during the course?
You can send your questions weekly to SoulGardening@nullmeditationmount.org. Michael and Lyndsay will review your questions during the weekly Live Forums on Zoom. You may also connect with Lyndsay directly in the Facebook Community group.
How do I access the Live Forum?
Each week a Zoom link to the Live Forums will be emailed to the email you provided upon registration.
Will the Live Forums be recorded and accessible if I miss the Livestream?
Yes, the Live Forum will be recorded and posted to the course website portal for the corresponding week.
Do I have to use Zoom to participate in the Live Forums?
Yes, Zoom is required to participate in the Live Forums. However, a recording of each session will be available shortly after the conclusion of each Zoom event on the course website portal.
Can I come in-person to Meditation Mount for the Live Forums?
No, live forums are only available to attend virtually.
Where do I download Zoom?
You can download zoom using this link: https://zoom.us/support/download
Is there a place to connect with other participants?
Yes, all participants are invited to join a private Facebook Community group to connect with other course participants.
Do you have to have a Facebook account to access the Facebook group?
Yes, you would need a Facebook account to participate in the Facebook group.
Is it mandatory to join the Facebook group?
No, it is not mandatory to join. You can experience the Course with the Weekly lessons and Live Forums.
Do I have to use my main Facebook account?
You can use any Facebook account or create a new one. The important information you need to access the private group is your email address that was used to purchase the course.
What if I want a refund?
All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee. Full refunds, minus the processing fee, are available up to one-month prior to the launch of the program (April 1st, 2022). Refunds requested and issued after April 1st, 2022 will be subject to a $25 total processing fee, with the remaining balance refunded to the registrant upon request. Contact us at SoulGardening@nullMeditationMount.org with any questions.
November 13th, 2022 Virtual Closing Ceremony
November 13th, 2022 In-Person Closing Ceremony