tending inner AND outer wilderness
photo: Ian Momsen
Embark on a transformational backpacking journey through the seldom-traveled, wildflower-filled backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the sacred coastal grounds of the Esalen Institute.
Journey into the heart of Ojai's Sespe Wilderness, following one of California's last wild & free rivers, dipping in swimming holes and backcountry hot springs. Experience the practice of Council on our backpacking pilgrimage with The Ojai Foundation.
Expand your awareness of self and nature on a Zen-centered backpacking journey through the majestic backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the remote and sublime Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
Camp out in the magical, remote Pine Valley camp, exploring inner and outer wilderness through nature-connecting day hikes and Gestalt-based awareness practices. Hike to the sublime Tassajara Zen Mountain Center for an overnight Zen experience.
In search of balance, the ancient sages of China walked into the woods to attune themselves with nature in its sublime integrity. The timeless wisdom uncovered in their wild wanderings was called simply Tao, “The Way.” Join us to learn an accessible form of Qi Gong – the practice at the heart of Taoism – while immersing in the majestic landscape of Big Sur.