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Her newest book, Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown, is available for pre-order and will be released by Shambhala Publications in September 2022.
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. Eden has lived in sustainable communities and as an organic gardener/farmer for decades and celebrates the essential wisdom of nature .
Eden’s teaching emphasizes the spiritual, interpersonal, transpersonal, societal, ecological, and global impacts of engaged awareness practice. She has worked with a wide range of audiences, from dharma students and people wanting to cultivate more compassion in their lives, to concerned citizens and activists, parents, schools, corporations,, inner city youth and people who are incarcerated.
Eden has a special gift for facilitating mindful inquiry, fierce compassion, and relational intelligence. She weaves dharma with her embodiment of animism, deep ecology, shadow work, and conscious movement/dance, to help people release limiting beliefs and collective biases that have been passed down over generations. She draws upon her own experience of navigating loss, illness, and trauma, guiding people to embrace the mystery and celebrate the value and alchemy of light and darkness as teachers of love.
Eden also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, as created by Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy for transforming our pain and love for our world into compassionate action, and teaches with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She offers experiential trainings in deep listening, relational intelligence, regenerative leadership, spiritual activism, and the deep-feminine.
Eden grew up in a family of activists and artists. She has been an advocate for social justice and ecological sustainability throughout her life. After college, before becoming a Zen monastic at the age of 26, she worked for an international non-profit focused on cultural and biological diversity and the building of local economies, while also helping to create organic gardens in low-income communities.
She has been an organic gardener and farmer for decades, a visionary urban ecology project in the Arizona desert; the Zen Buddhist monastery where she trained; and in urban gardens in the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles. She is certified in Permaculture Design and Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening.
Eden’s work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, Shambhala Times, The Shift Network, and The Ecologist. Eden has also been teaching for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center since 2012. She has been collaborating with Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers and Cultivating Women’s Leadership, since 2012, on the topics of Relational Mindfulness: Regenerating Ourselves and Our World, and Women’s Leadership.