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

 

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 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 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 has been an organic gardener and farmer for many years, 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.

Her 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 Joanna Macy and teaches for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Eden is also a facilitator of The Work That Reconnects as created by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.  She is a UCLA-Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and has offered workshops through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center since 2012.

Eden is also a long-time practitioner of Animism and Shamanism, and weaves a down-to-earth reminder of the mystical dimensions of embodiment into her teachings. Her Relational Mindfulness teachings help people to bring presence to the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of human relationship, while also reminding us that the human realm is not the only realm.

Eden’s teaching style emphasizes deep listening, transparency, inquiry, fierce compassion, and an unwavering commitment to presence. Eden offers personal consultations for individuals and couples. She also offers consultations and training for larger organizations and has offered training at Sony Studios, Fox Studios, as well as many schools, non-profits, and dharma organizations.

Up until right now I was outwardly positive, but inwardly feeling overwhelmed and powerless. What a weight lifted.

Your retreats always affect me so profoundly. I feel so tremendously lucky to have your teachings in my life. Thank you. You speak my language. But I suspect that’s your gift. You speak everyone’s language. You are radically committed to our natural intelligence–a paragon of that inspiring commitment I follow.

Luke

You are a truly gifted facilitator. Through this retreat I was able to get in touch with some deeper currents of feelings and realizations about the state of the world, and am feeling much more empowered in how to “be with” the internal landscape more compassionately and engage in community more compassionately. Thank you for helping me make the transition from an “I” mentality to a “WE” mentality

Stasha