A Creative Awakening: Mindfulness in Nature

Jane Hirshfield

  • How nature can deeply inspire creativity
  • Letting art direct you to see through a different set of eyes
  • Why art reaches a deeper place than news or data when calling for environmental action
  • Taking time to notice how nature calls on us to be mindful in our engagement with it
  • Why there must be a movement of awareness before there can be remedy for our climate crisis

Jane Hirshfield is an award-winning poet, essayist and translator. Her work encompasses a large range of influences, drawing from the sciences as well as the world’s literary, intellectual, artistic, and spiritual traditions. She is lay-ordained in Soto Zen and is a leading poet within the environmental and social justice movements.

Hirshfield authored two classic books of essays, Nine Gates and Ten Windows, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in ten editions of The Best American Poetry, and she was elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019. Her ninth and most recent poetry collection is Ledger.

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