Giving back

Protecting natural environments

Natural environments offer us the nourishment and challenges that can help us reconnect with a deeper sense of who we are.

Nature and the meditative path

meditative view of a river with trees and mist in the background

From the Druids in deep forests of Celtic Europe, to the meditation masters of the jungles of South-East Asia or Bengal, contemplatives have always sought natural environments as their sanctuaries.

Today, Nature is still available to all of us. It offers us the nourishment and challenges that can help us reconnect with a deeper sense of who we are, and clarify what gives meaning to our lives.

These spiritual spaces are threatened by exploitation and  the encroachment of  human activities. They must be respected for what they are, sanctuaries.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ― John Muir

Caring for natural spaces

I am engaged in protecting natural spaces and have been donating my time with two organizations:

The Kep Tree Sanctuary is a private reforestation project aiming to gather rare and threatened trees from South-east Asia, so that seeds are preserved and available for future generations.

Neurolandscape is a non-profit organization working for the scientific study of contemplative natural environment and their positive impact on human mental health and well-being.

Updates on nature and contemplation

I have an ongoing reflection and practice research centered on contemplative practices with and around Nature.

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