“When we understand that the inner landscape contains it all – every texture, season, mood, color, and expression of humanity – we stop resisting and show up for the task at hand. The task at hand is always to meet what is with love.”
DEBORAH EDEN TULL, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, public speaker, author, activist, and sustainability educator. She trained for seven years as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery in Northern California, and she has been traveling to, living in, or teaching about conscious, sustainable communities internationally for the last 25 years. She currently resides in the mountains of western North Carolina with her husband and offers retreats, workshops, online courses, and consultations nationally.
Eden’s first book, The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution (Process Media), was published in September 2010 and her second book, Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet, was published by Wisdom Publications in May 2018. She has been practicing Buddhism for 25 years and has been teaching for 18 years. Eden teaches both Zen meditation and mindfulness and has worked with a wide range of audiences, from dharma students and people wanting to cultivate more compassion in their life, to concerned citizens and activists, to parents, to schools and corporations, and to inner city youth and people who are incarcerated.
Eden has a special gift in facilitating mindful inquiry and is devoted to helping people to remember the depth of interconnection that is available in every moment and every interaction. She is passionate about the personal, interpersonal, transpersonal, spiritual, and societal impact of engaged meditation. Emphasizing the connection between personal awakening and global engagement, Eden draws upon instructions from the natural world and an embodied understanding of the deep feminine. She also helps people to make connections between their personal experience and the larger systems of our world that are operating through the myth of separation.
Eden and her sister meditating in 1978.
She has been an organic gardener and farmer for decades, including at places such as Green Gulch Farm in Marin County, California, Arcosanti in the Arizona desert, the Zen Buddhist monastery where she trained, and in urban gardens in the San Francisco Bay area and in Los Angeles. She is certified in Permaculture Design and Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening.
Eden’s work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, GOOP, Shambhala Times, The Shift Network, and The Ecologist. She also teaches The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopherJoanna Macy to help people transform their pain for our world into compassionate action. Eden has also been teaching for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center since 2012. She has been collaborating with Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers and Cultivating Women’s Leadership, since 2012, on the topics of Relational Mindfulness: Regenerating Ourselves and Our World, and Women’s Leadership.
Eden’s Relational Mindfulness teachings help people to bring presence to the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of human relationship, and bridge their meditation practice with everyday life. Eden is also a long-time practitioner of Shamanism, and weaves a down-to-earth reminder of the mystical dimensions of embodiment into her teachings.
Eden’s teaching style emphasizes deep listening, transparency, inquiry, fierce compassion, and an unwavering commitment to presence. Her greatest gift as a teacher comes from the compassion she has cultivated through meeting her own human fragility, impermanence, trauma, and illness. She helps people to fully embrace both light and darkness as teachers of love and resilience, and to learn to live in partnership with nature and the mystery.
Eden offers personal consultations for individuals and couples. She also offers consultations and training for larger organizations and has offered training at Tender Greens, Sony Studios, Fox Studios, as well as many schools, non-profits, and dharma organizations. Her work is accessible to people of all walks of life… Buddhist and non-Buddhist, religious and secular.
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