Spiritual Permaculture: A Prayer for Mother Earth
Springtime is a time of new beginnings, the delicate ferocity of new life, a time for hope and renewal. We invite you to join us this April as we weave the teachings of permaculture into how we transform what it means to be human.
Permaculture offers a positive way for humans to exist on Earth. Its principles can help us realize and manifest our potential as a resilient, regenerative force. Its hopeful and speaks directly to how to transform the grief and hopelessness many of us feel with the current state of the world and begin to live in reciprocity with all beings.
Much of permaculture focuses on our physical relationship to the land. At its root, though, it offers a path for falling more deeply in love with Mother Earth and through that love, realize that She loves us back and is calling us home.
During this weekend, we invite you to dive deeply into being human and, through direct revelation, experience what we can do to restore balance at this critical time on the planet. We will reclaim and remember our true selves through Earth-honoring ceremony, nature connection and prayer. We will journey both inward and outward, communing with each other and the beings around us. We will then come to understand, deep in our bones, that Earth is alive, that we are all connected, and if we slow down enough, the stones, the trees, the waters, the winds can tell us what we need to hear and learn.
Its up to us to change the course of the current human story of separation and return to our true place of belonging. Do you hear the call? If not us, who? If not now, when?
When: April 5-7, 2019 (Dinner Friday through after lunch Sunday)
Where: Claymont Society, a 340-acre spiritual retreat center, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley of WV, just 1 hour from Washington DCs Dulles airport.
How Much: $50 deposit to hold your spot, fully refundable until 2 wks prior to event. Workshop + Delicious vegan food = $150. Lodging = $50. Camping = $20. Total for weekend = $170-$200. This will be a intimate gathering of 12-15 people, so get your tickets soon!
Food: Delicious vegan food will be prepared by the amazing chef, Vanessa Elaine Collins, with the majority of the ingredients sourced from the Claymont Property, Young Harvests, and other local vendors. Yum!!!
Who: Bill Pfeiffer aka Sky Otter is the founder of Sacred Earth Network (SEN) which continues to implement leading edge visions for over 25 years. In that time, Bill has made Russia a second home having traveled there 44 times assisting the environmental and indigenous movements through SEN. This has given him a rare cross-cultural perspective. He has also led hundreds of spiritual ecology workshops, including mens and breath work. He has 25 years of experience in Re-evaluation Counseling and Vipassana meditation, and has undergone extensive training with Siberian shamans. Bill has partnered with and designed experiential workshops with Joanna Macy, John Perkins, Llyn Roberts, Cathy Pedevillano, and John Seed. He has also spent much time in the US Southwest learning about Native medicine ways and the crucial importance of the petroglyphs and pictographs. His book, Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture has been met with high acclaim.
Kit McGinnis is an embodied storyteller who loves to dance and commune with all beings. She has lived in intentional community for nearly 20 years and has been immersed in spiritual life, through meditation, movement, inquiry and nature connection for just as long. She has been happily married for 18 years and has two teenagers. She is a founding member of the Permaculture Center at Claymont and is currently apprenticing in ALisa Starkweathers Priestess Path Program, A Womans Mystery School. She leads monthly full moon labyrinth walks and has a deep understanding of what it means to witness and be witnessed through two decades of practice in her Authentic Movement womens circle. She knows Bill Pfeiffer through her participation is his Vision Quest and 10-day Wild Earth Intensive, and through his ongoing friendship and mentorship.
Some of the weekend's practices:
Ceremony and Ritual for setting intention and honoring the elements and ancestors
Nature connection through Awe Walks and Saunters
Dancing and deep body listening
Permaculture Center at Claymont (View)
667 Huyett Road
Charles Town, WV 25414
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|