We invite you to join us for nine days of inner exploration and sacred ritual in the Little City of Rocks in the Southern Idaho back country. Using the traditions of Sacred Council and the Medicine Wheel, we will each prepare for a personal rite of passage - a solo journey or vision fast of up to four days - followed by deep sharing and integration time to honor and deepen what we've been given. We will also take time to enjoy good food, laughter and each other's company.
MICHAEL RYAN is a gifted teacher who has been leading workshops and groups for men and women for over 30 years. His work assists people in improving relationships, building community and resolving difficult emotions. A Former staff member of the Findhorn Community , a spiritual education center in Scotland, and a founding member of the Council Circle Foundation, Michael blends spiritual wisdom and psychological insight with warmth , humor, and compassion.
JAMES REED is a trained guide and wilderness survival instructor and co-founder of the earth-based spiritual community organization Common Ground. A graduate of Lost Borders, the nationally recognized training center for ritual and rites of passage, James has many years experience leading men's groups, guiding youth at risk on knife and blanket survival trips and teaching outdoor survival skills for community organizations.
The retreat is open to all, regardless of gender. Space is limited to about a dozen participants --"first come, first served". Registration deadline: April 15th or until full.
*Base Cost: $300 - this covers expenses and includes nothing for Michael or James. We ask that all donate generously to sustain and give thanks to our guides. Buddhists sometimes call this "Dana". Please donate as generously as your financial situation allows.
*Deposit of $150 due at registration. 50% refundable until April 15th. Balance due by April 15th.
*Some partial scholarships available
To register please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a registration form or call us at 208/543-0987 or 208/720-0673.