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Upcoming Programs

 
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Wild Tao • Big Sur

HIKING AND QI GONG

ESALEN INSTITUTE

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

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. 


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Coming Home to Oaks & Acorns • Ojai

WILDCRAFT TRADITIONS FOR FOOD, MEDICINE & COLOR

November 9-10, 2019

Join Wildtender for a two day intensive exploring the pan-ancestral traditions of tending oak groves and processing acorns. Sit in circle and allow your hands to remember how to shell, grind, and leach acorns for food. Learn to make ink, dyes, and medicines from these mighty and generous trees. Come home to the wild, to your ancient self, and to oaks and acorns.


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Wild Dharma • Big Sur

ZEN CENTERED BACKPACKING PILGRIMAGE TO THE TASSAJARA ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER

April 2020 (exact dates TBA)

We are pleased to offer you a rare opportunity to expand your awareness of self and nature on a guided, Zen centered, multi-day backpacking trip through the sacred and majestic backcountry of Big Sur, California. Together with an intimate group (three guides and up to nine participants), you will journey from the rugged coast, through the expansive and biodiverse Ventana Wilderness, to the remote and sublime Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.


Wild Pilgrimage • Big Sur

Backpacking Journey to Esalen

May 10-17, 2020

Embark on a transformational journey through the majestic and seldom-traveled backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the coastal grounds of Esalen. Among the fleeting gifts of Spring – free-flowing creeks, boundless wildflower fields, and vibrant wildlife – immerse in nature with an intimate wandering village, practice awareness and community, and learn fundamental skills to feel at home on the earth.


More programs for Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020 are coming soon, please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date