Arrival: Sunday, April 20
Departure: Friday, April 25, 2014
Accommodation options for the 5 night stay, per person:
Tent - $250
Dorm (4 person) - $325
Cabin (2 person) - $425
Cabin (1 person) - $700
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $475
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $600
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $975
‘If the student is taught that fundamentally he is one with all his brethren all over the world, that in
fact he shares the same soul with the crawling worm, the creeping insect, the cooing bird and the barking beast, we would effectively sow the seeds of peace and harmony, and not until then …’
The ecological knowledge that is crucial to the survival of humanity in this century is not only
emerging from contemporary science, but is also an integral part of traditional wisdom in many cultures around the world, including the ancient Vedic tradition of India.
The path to living in harmony with Earth begins, not with fixing the environment, but with fixing ourselves -specifically our perceptions about Earth. Our environmental and social problems (e.g., climate change, species extinction, environmentally-linked cancers, genocide, deforestation) are rooted in separation - between ourselves and the environment. We need to
see everything; Earth, Cosmos, Sun, Worm, Bee, as well as each other with “new eyes”.
This course will explore how we can connect modern ecology and environmental activism with this ancient Vedic tradition in a way that inspires contemplation and action. We will study some of the ancient Vedic texts, especially the “Earth Verses” of the Atharva veda as well
as contemporary teachings in spiritual ecology from many different traditions.
Finally we will explore how we can each become part of a Sacred Earth community, by reminding ourselves of the ecological truth that we are a part of, not apart from, the Earth.
‘Spiritual traditions are the deepest repositories of a culture’s knowledge of the ancient bond between
the person and the planet, the soul and the soil’
Pir Zia Inayat Kahn
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and Vedic Ecology lecture
8-10am Open Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
12.30-3pm Vedic Ecology session
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and presentation
75$ Plus cost of accommodations for five nights.
The course will begin at 7pm on Sunday.
And will end at 3pm on Friday.
To reserve a place for this week, please register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Then please call to give us your credit card deposit and confirm your reservation.
Seniors (60+) 10%