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Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives, bridging personal and collective awakening in an age of global change.

She is a Zen meditation and engaged dharma teacher, public speaker, author, and sustainability educator, who teaches dharma intertwined with post-patriarchal thought and practices, resting upon a lived knowledge of our unity with the more-than-human world. She trained for seven and a half years as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has taught engaged dharma for over 20 years. Her books include Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, One Another, and the Planet and Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown.

Eden has lived in sustainable communities and as an organic gardener/farmer for decades, celebrating the essential wisdom of nature. She currently resides in the mountains of western North Carolina with her husband and offers retreats, workshops, classes, and consultations nationally and internationally.

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist and sustainability educator. She bridges personal awakening with collective transformation. Her latest book is Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown.

Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives, bridging personal and collective awakening in an age of global change.

She is a Zen meditation and engaged dharma teacher, public speaker, author, and sustainability educator, who teaches dharma intertwined with post-patriarchal thought and practices, resting upon a lived knowledge of our unity with the more-than-human world. She trained for seven and a half years as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has taught engaged dharma for over 20 years. Her books include Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, One Another, and the Planet and Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown.

Eden has lived in sustainable communities and as an organic gardener/farmer for decades, celebrating the essential wisdom of nature. She currently resides in the mountains of western North Carolina with her husband and offers retreats, workshops, classes, and consultations nationally and internationally.

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist and sustainability educator. She bridges personal awakening with collective transformation. Her latest book is Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown.

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