A Summer of Earth and Community

Have you ever tasted liquid sunshine?   First, find yourself an untouched field of dandelion flowers and carefully remove enough flower heads to fill a basket. Be sure to thank the plants for their gift, but don’t worry too much - you could hardly diminish its brilliance by a mere grazing of the golden heads. [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Link Between Yoga and Sustainability – An Excerpt

With September vivaciously arriving on our land in a flush of reds and golds in harvests, landscapes, and flowers, we find ourselves shifting into heartier processing in the kitchen and bustling arrivals of our September and October yoga retreats.  As the Vermont Autumn Yoga Retreat and Ecology of Yoga session approaches we find our minds musing [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Savoring the Season: Garlic Harvest

One of the truly amazing things about living with the seasons is the shift from scarcity to abundance. A few weeks ago we enjoyed such a shift with our summer garlic harvest! Earlier this spring we enjoyed the last of our cured fresh garlic from last season. For almost three months we got by on dried cloves [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Food & Recipes, Garden, Seasons|0 Comments

Metta Offering: Mantra and Prayer for Difficult Times

While Metta Earth may be physically far removed from violence that has been happening around the United States and the world, we feel it deeply. In particular, we are hurt by racial injustice in the US over the past few weeks. This week, we want to offer two simple practices for grounding, centering, and healing [...]

By | July 23rd, 2016|Reflections|0 Comments

Walking the Barefoot World, Part 2

Emily Howard participated in Metta Earth’s Wilderness and Ecopsychology Leadership Intensive in the summer of 2015 and sat down in February 2016 to reflect on how the experience has influenced her life since. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and blogs for Metta Earth. This is Part Two in a series of two. Part One [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Ecological Leadership Intensives, Reflections|0 Comments

Embracing the Strawberry Moon

"Give me your hand...I promise it's not anything weird." I reluctantly stepped away from my preparations for dinner and received a tiny, perfectly ripened strawberry from the Puja garden. As I bit into the ruby fruit and the juice enveloped my senses, I reveled in the arrival of strawberry season. We found ourselves at quite [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Food & Recipes, MEI Programs, Reflections|0 Comments

Walking the Barefoot World, Part 1

  Emily Howard participated in Metta Earth’s Wilderness and Ecopsychology Leadership Intensive in the summer of 2015 and sat down in February 2016 to reflect on how the experience has influenced her life since. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and blogs for Metta Earth. This is Part One in a series of two.  Part [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Leadership Intensives, Reflections|1 Comment

MEI Ecological Leadership Intensives 2016

Please read and share our call for interest in our 2016 Leadership Intensives. Our Ecology of Yoga Leadership Intensive is already underway, but there is time to register for the others. Past participants have called these intensives "life-changing," "incredibly powerful" experiences that "will leave you feeling clarity, power, and the profound strength that comes from fully [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Leadership Intensives, MEI Programs|0 Comments

Recipe: Easter Frittata

We hope you enjoy this frittata recipe that has been warming the kitchen lately at Metta Earth. It is a hearty dish for the springtime days before the vegetable garden begins growing.  As always, we try to source organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Easter Frittata from the Metta Earth Kitchen Serves: 6 to 8 [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|Food & Recipes|0 Comments

Metta Film: Winter’s Request

As the mountain snows begin their retreat and we pass through the threshold of the Spring Equinox, it is good to reflect upon the gifts and challenges of winter. Doing so is especially poignant as we look to the future and realize that winters as we know them may change significantly or pass away [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Seasons, Videos|0 Comments