DEBORAH EDEN TULL, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, public speaker, author, activist, and sustainability educator. She trained for seven years as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery in Northern California, and she has been traveling to, living in, or teaching about conscious, sustainable communities internationally for the last 25 years. She currently resides in the mountains western North Carolina and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations nationally.
Eden’s first book, The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution (Process Media), was published in September 2010 and her second book, Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet, was published by Wisdom Publications in May 2018. She has been practicing Buddhism for 25 years and has been teaching for 15 years. Eden teaches both Zen meditation and mindfulness and has worked with a wide range of audiences, from dharma students and people wanting to cultivate more compassion in their life, to concerned citizens and activists, to parents, to schools and corporations, and to special populations such as inner city youth and people who are incarcerated.
Eden has a special gift in facilitating mindful inquiry and is devoted to helping people to remember the depth of interconnection that is available in every moment and every interaction. She is passionate about the personal, interpersonal, transpersonal, and societal impact of engaged meditation.
She has been an organic gardener and farmer for many years, including at places such as Green Gulch Farm in Marin County, California, Arcosanti in the Arizona desert, the Zen Buddhist monastery where she trained, and in urban gardens in the San Francisco Bay area and in Los Angeles. She is certified in Permaculture Design and Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening. Eden is also a facilitator of The Work That Reconnects as created by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. She is a UCLA-Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and has offered workshops through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center since 2012.
Eden’s teaching style emphasizes deep listening, transparency, inquiry, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to compassion. Eden offers personal consultations for individuals and couples. She also offers consultations and training for larger organizations and has offered training at Sony Studios, Fox Studios, Tender Greens, as well as many schools.