The four fields are the context for our practices. They are an ecological and socio-political reinterpretation of teachings on the embodiment of awakening.
A place to ask ecological questions. Embodied and emplaced practices rooted in elemental materiality, earth's living and dying skin, networks of relationships, world-ecosystems, bioremediation, and biopolitical landscapes.
A place to ask psychological and visionary questions. Healing inquiry into the felt-sense and patterns of emotion, psychology, trauma, and racialized, gendered, capitalized subjectivity. Transmuting eco-grief and apocalyptic despair into courage. Opening to dream, imagination, ritual, and vision.
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A place to ask meditative questions. Effortless, open, boundless awareness. Inoperative non-action. Rest.
The silent expanse—A place to listen for questions of being and non-being. Emptiness. Absence. Darkness. Apophasis. Nihilism. Mystical philosophy. Anarchic groundlessness. The sabbath of impotentiality. The wound of total openness, the exhaustion of all.
Fieldtrips through the Fields begin by cultivating the capacity to attune to the fields. They are already fully present, saturating your being. Then we explore the fields, living through and celebrating their infinity. Eventually, we tend to recognize that we are the fields. And this can lead to spontaneous creativity and action—responding to the world, healing and hospicing, composting and disentangling, creating and destroying—the fields unfurling and undoing themselves.
Nimbleness is a comportment that is flexible, open, and responsive.
With a sense of nimbleness, we can attune to what is needed—or what would allow for appreciation—in an ongoing and open-ended flow. Rather than predetermine a path, practice, goal, or state that we think we should reach, we attune to what is happening and ask what is calling for our awareness.