Friday Dharma Talk Series: resilience as a verb, a process, a way of being and becoming

‘The Nature of Resilience’ online talk with Dennis Kiley

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On Friday, April 30, from 6 - 8 p.m., Dennis Kiley will give a public talk entitled The Nature of Resilience, via Zoom. The program is part of the Friday Dharma Talk Series hosted by The Dancing Elephant. It is open to the community by donation. Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

“How do you navigate stress? How do you heal from adversity? These are great questions, especially at this time in our collective history,” said Dancing Elephant, in a news release.

In this evening program, Kiley will invite participants to consider the Earth as one of the greatest teachers. Plants and animals have been illustrating, refining, and proving what it takes to be resilient since the beginning of time. Together, the group will explore nature's teachings and inquire into resilience as a verb, a process, a way of being and becoming that involves hope and choices. Kiley will highlight the research that illustrates that time in nature, just like time practicing meditation, benefits the nervous system.

Learn about the nature of resilience, interconnection, and healing. Explore specific ways to strengthen your reserves this Spring.

Dennis Kiley is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, outdoor educator, and the founder of the EcoPsychology Initiative. He has been interested in spiritual practice since the age of 16, when his father gave him a book by Thich Nhat Hanh. Inspired by the natural world, Kiley educates and empowers people to thrive in harmony with the Earth. He lives on the coast of Maine with his family, surrounded by the mountains, woods, and waters of Acadia National Park.

The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art located in downtown Rockland. All programs are donation-based and available for all levels. For more information and to register, visit or contact Rachel at or 207-594-1694.

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Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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