Planting Seeds of Peace: an EarthDay Sunset Meditation

Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

With the Earth as our common home, "Planting Seeds of Peace: An Earth Day Sunset Meditation" will be an interfaith celebration connecting all people around our united reverence for nature and care for the environment.  Join us for a time of prayer, reflection, and mindful practices as we seek peace for our planet and all people.

Although our corporate time will begin at 6:30 pm, with sunset scheduled for 7:35 pm, you are invited to come earlier to walk the outdoor labyrinths of the Ridge and to bring a picnic dinner which you can enjoy onsite.  The grounds of Rolling Ridge will be open all afternoon for guests to enjoy.

There is no charge for this event, but a freewill offering to support the work of Ridge is encouraged.

Please register to let us know you are coming.

Please arrive wearing a mask and be prepared to maintain physical distance.

Dress warm as temperatures are dropping on Thursday with forecast highs in the mid-40's. 

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Merrimack College in the Masters of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction programs.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

Marie Rudzinsky

Marie has been studying, practicing and living mindfully for over 10 years.  She has helped many people with MS, and runs mindfulness programs at Lake Quanapowitt in Wakefield, MA and surrounding areas.  As a retreat facilitator, Marie  will guide the group providing wisdom, experience and compassionate support.
She is also qualified to teach the MBSR (Mind, Body Stress Reduction) program and trained with the UMass Center for Mindfulness Medical School.