The calendar shows events we are part of, and events we are sponsoring. For more events of interest, check out our partners Climate Council of Kansas City and Deep Roots KC.

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Courageous Heart Retreat: Engaging Mindfully with a Troubled World @ Kings Conference Center
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 10:00 am

Each year the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness offers a secular mindfulness retreat to the general public that also meets requirements for teachers of mindfulness-based programs.

Join Mindfulness and Somatic Self-Compassion Teacher Kristy Arbon for 5-days of companionate silence, guided practice, and self-care. This unique retreat will offer skills and wisdom in service of resourcing ourselves for being the beneficial change we’d like to see in the world, such that our journey is sustainable, fulfilling, and meaningful.

A team of supporting teachers, including Sami Aaron, with The Resilient Activist, will offer a variety of practices including mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating, yoga nidra, nature connection, etc.

Previous experience with retreat practice is recommended. This retreat is intended for the general public but is also designed to meet requirements for ongoing practice for mindfulness teachers and 7.0 CEs are available for KS & MO licensed mental health providers who attend the entire retreat.

Where: King’s Conference Center 1700 E. Meyer Blvd Kansas City, MO 64131. On-site attendance includes three daily vegetarian and vegan meals catered by Kansas City Black-owned business, Urban Cafe (dinner only on Sunday, breakfast only on Friday).
  • Residential Passes include hotel-style accommodations with private bath, coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge in each room + meals  (only 6 rooms remainingview walk-through video)
  • Commuter passes include meals – check-in Sunday between 3-4 pm, plan to arrive Mon – Fri before 10 am and leave Sun – Thu after 8 pm
  • Online via Zoom pass includes live participation in all retreat activities that are accessible via Zoom.

Click here for more details, options, and pricing.

Our Human Relationship with Nature: A Joyful Conversation @ Anita B Gorman Discovery Center hybrid On Zoom
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Sami Aaron

in an informal conversation with

Biomimicry fellow

Margo Farnsworth

Our Human Relationship with Nature: A Joyful Conversation

Sat. Oct. 30, 2021 10-noon

On Zoom and In-Person

Register here:

“Really, my connection morphs with the landscape and its related cast of characters.  I’m most at home on rivers but feel comfortable wherever one can escape the crowding of too many buildings.”   ~ Margo Farnsworth

At The Resilient Activist, we think about how, why, and when we feel a deep connection to the natural world. We’ve been wondering what our felt nature sense is based on. How much comes from our culture and education vs. what our intuition and gut feelings inform us through our own experiences?

In this special Climate Conversations program, Margo and Sami will explore their own moments of awe in the natural world, as well as the concept of man (vs. woman) vs. nature vs. reciprocity. And we may just touch on how centuries of witch-hunts and witch burnings, in Europe as well as the United States, have stymied our innate abilities to learn from and interact with plants, wildlife, water, and soil – our non-human kin.

Join us to share your own powerful experiences with nature and gather with a community that gets you!

Margo Farnsworth

Our guest, Margo Farnsworth, is a nature writer, educator, Biomimicry Fellow, and author of “Biomimicry and Business: How Companies Are Using Nature’s Strategies to Succeed”.

Margo can be reached at


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