photo: Colin McCarthy
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.
Wild Color • Big Sur
Native Plant dyes & inks wildcrafting workshop
APRIL, 2020 (EXACT DATES TBA)
A beautiful spectrum of hues is hidden away in the stems, leaves, and roots of native plants – waiting to be transformed into vibrant textile dyes and inks. This wild color can only revealed when the mastery of ancient crafts is paired with a deep knowledge of the land. Join Wildtender on a two-day retreat to connect deeply with the Big Sur wilderness and to learn the wildcraft of concocting plant dyes and inks.
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, concluding 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.
Wild Dharma • Big Sur
ZEN CENTERED BACKPACKING PILGRIMAGE TO THE TASSAJARA ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER
May 22-29, 2020
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 Zendo • Tassajara, Carmel Valley
Hiking and Zen Practice in the Tassajara Wilderness
June 4-8, 2020
Immerse in the majestic wild landscape surrounding the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center with four days of hiking, nature connection, and feral Zen practice. Following in the footsteps of the ancient, hermetic Zen masters, we will return to nature in pursuit of a wild Dharma that is subtly transmitted by grasses, creeks, and mountains...