Thoreau and Mindfulness


Saturday, November 4, 2017    
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Walden Woods
44 Baker Farm Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773

Event Type

This workshop introduces the connections between Thoreau’s writings and philosophy and present-day mindfulness concepts. During the workshop you will: spend time with The Walden Woods Project’s resident Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer; practice mindfulness outside, in the midst of Walden Woods; and learn how to bring mindfulness to your own classroom, workplace, or home.

Important Notes: 

  • Dress for the weather and walking.
  • You will need to bring a lunch (refrigerator and microwave available).
  • If you have a yoga mat, meditation pillow, or blanket that will make you more comfortable for a lying down or sitting meditation, please bring it. We will have a limited supply of these.

Anyone over 18 years old

Via the EDCO Collaborative here or call 781-259-4721 with questions about registration. (Note on the EDCO website that, if you are registering for ONLY the one-day workshop, not the graduate credit, you will need to email EDCO for a discount code prior to registering on-line.) Registration deadline is October 27, 2107.

K-12 Teachers:
For non-EDCO teachers: $60 for in-person session only, $215 for graduate credit ($90 paid to EDCO, $125 paid to Worcester State University).

For EDCO members: $50 for in-person session only, $200 for graduate credit ($75 paid to EDCO, $125 paid to Worcester State University). EDCO participants who are only attending the in-person session will need to contact EDCO for a discount code via email before registering. Please contact

Public (all non-K-12 teachers): $60

Graduate Credit Option:
Participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University.

Online Sessions for Graduate Credit
Part I: October 23 – November 3, 2017
Part II: November 5 – December 17, 2017

Participation in the online sessions and the in-person session is required to receive the graduate credit. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of hours attended at the in-person session.