Workshop 6: Council Among the Trees, Part 1 Part of Circle of Trees In This Section Introduction From Circle of Trees Cut down the forest of desire, not the forest of trees. — The Buddha, Dhammapada 283 Workshops 6 and 7 are ideally done as one longer workshop of at... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Circle of Trees Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Introduction to the Council Among the Trees 5 Activity 2: Milling 15 Activity 3: Discoveri... Spiritual Preparation From Circle of Trees Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to... Welcoming and Entering From Circle of Trees Materials for Activity Cloth for altar or centering table Leaf name tags from the previous workshop, plus a few blank extras, and markers Basket for nam... Opening From Circle of Trees Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice lightin... Activity 1: Introduction to the Council Among the Trees From Circle of Trees Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Drum or rattle Optional: Quiet music, such as a chant, or nature sounds, and appropriate music player... Activity 2: Milling From Circle of Trees Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Chime, drum, or rattle Preparation for Activity Read the activity several times so you will be comforta... Activity 3: Discovering Your Being and Calling Your Ally From Circle of Trees Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Read the activity description several times so that you will be comfortable leading. Description of... Activity 4: Mask-Making From Circle of Trees Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Mask-making supplies, such as construction paper, markers or paints, stones, feathers, shells, other fo... Closing From Circle of Trees Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Taking It Home Basket for name tags Drum or rattle Large container for stor... Leader Reflection and Planning From Circle of Trees Meet with your co-leaders after the workshop to reflect on the following: How was the mix of discussion and action?... Faith In Action: Planning the Project From Circle of Trees Activity time: 60 minutes Materials for Activity Information about the project chosen in the previous workshop Newsprint and markers Preparation for... Taking It Home From Circle of Trees Cut down the forest of desire, not the forest of trees. — The Buddha, Dhammapada 283 IN TODAY'S WORKSHOP ... we prepared for the Council Among the Trees... Find Out More About Workshop 6: Council Among The Trees, Part 1 From Circle of Trees Learn more about the Deep Ecology movement in this Introduction To Deep Ecology: An Interview With Michael E. Zimmerman, by Alan Atkisson, originally... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Circle of Trees NEXT: Introduction Download all of Circle of Trees (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.