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February

Costa Rican Pacific Coast - 12 Day Sacred Passage Solo Quest & Nature Retreat, Osa Peninsula
Central America ( 2/05/2014 - 2/16/2014 )
GaiaFlow
International Pilgrimages
NatureQuest
Qi Gong Training
Sacred Passage
Tai Chi Training

Come explore the depths of your True Nature in relationship with one of the most beautiful tropical rainforest wilderness areas in Central America, the Osa Peninsula. This 12-day, all inclusive, Sacred Passage has been uniquely designed to bring you into deeper communion with inner and outer Nature - helping you realize greater vitality, purpose, and authenticity in your life.


The Passage Program begins with 3 days of our unique Way of Nature Awareness Training, followed by 7 days of safe, nurturing alone time in nature, and concludes with 2 days of additional training, heart-opening group sharing and learning powerful approaches to integrating the insights and transformational breakthroughs you have accomplished. The Awareness Training will include instruction in our 12 unique universal principles of meditation in Nature, qi gong, t'ai chi, GaiaFlow Movement System and sensing awareness practices - along with unique teachings designed to support the specilal needs of each of the participants in the group. The intent of the Awareness Training is to give participants the tools to deeply relax, cultivate a profund level of presence and enter a heightened state of pure Source awareness. These tools are immensely useful during your alone (AllOne) time. Some of the alone time sites are located along miles of pristine, solitary, private beaches along Osa Peninsula's Pacific Coast. The wilderness alone time gives you the opportunity to let go of everyday distractions, stress, and social identity, while bringing rejuvenation, relaxation, and an authentic uncovering of your True Self. During this time you will have the support of beautiful and pristine wilderness to help you cleanse, invigorate and enjoy the exploration of Self and connections to Nature's creations. Upon re-entry from the solo immersion we guide you through a unique integration process so that you may bring the gifts received from this experience into your everyday life.


In the 30 years these programs have been run, participants have found their experience to be rejuvinating, deeply transformative and insightful; many report experiencing positive changes in their careers, relationships, and personal lives. The Sacred Passage and other Way of Nature programs have shown that when we relax and become present to the great mystery of life, our lives become enriched with beauty and an experience of profound harmony.


To register and for costs and more information please contact jenniferbmenke@gmail.com and info@sacredpassage.com

Price will include transportation to and from San Jose, organic meals, and lodging.

Early bird discount of $200 if you register before November 30, 2013.
Receive $100 off if you bring a friend.

Teacher: John P. Milton
Guide: Jennifer Menke

May

John P Milton European Tour - May, June, July 2014
Europe ( 5/25/2014 - 7/03/2014 )
GaiaFlow
International Pilgrimages
NatureQuest
Organizational Training
Qi Gong Training
Tai Chi Training
Workshops and Custom Retreats

May 25th - 26th - A Days of Natural Renewal program in Central Netherlands with Way of Nature Netherlands

May 28th - 31st - A 4 day Nature Quest in Hunabbedden territory, Belgium with Way of Nature Netherlands, Annemieke Wiercx and Richard Wentzel

June 2nd - A 1 day Organizational Leadership Program in Holland

June 4th - Days of Natural Renewal Programs with Way of Nature UK, Adrian Kowal & Andre Roberts; also several UK 2 day organizational and leadership programs

June 13th - 22nd John will conduct a 10 day Sacred Passage in the Pyrenees Mountains with Manex Ibar and Way of Nature Pyrennes

June 23rd - 25th John will teach a "How to Meditate in Nature" Program in Tallberg, Sweden with Mind House

June 26th - July 3rd John and Goran Gennvi will conduct a Nature Quest in traditional Sami Territory, near Are, North Central Sweden, with Way of Nature Scandinavia and Mind House

November

Flinders Island, Australia 10-day Sacred Passage
Pacific Basin ( 11/08/2014 - 11/17/2014 )
GaiaFlow
International Pilgrimages
NatureQuest
Qi Gong Training
Sacred Passage
Tai Chi Training

Sponsored by The Way of Nature - Australia, this Sacred Passage Awareness Training teaching and solo experience will be conducted on pristine privately owned land on Flinders Island, a magical, and completely unspoiled place in the Bass Strait, north of Tasmania, Australia.
The verdant, lush setting, with mountain water streams running through, is bounded by national parks and the ocean and situated at the intersection of powerful Ley (energy) Lines that reach across our planet. Mount Strzelecki soars to the East, and the land opens out to the Bass Strait and magnificent sunsets to the west. Wildlife abounds – Flinders Island is home to between 5 and 15 times as much wildlife as the rest of Tasmania and the Australian mainland. You will be joined by wallabies, wombats, wonderful birdlife, and much more.
Join us for 10 days of reflection and growth, immersed in nature, supported with contemplative practices from ancient eastern and indigenous traditions.
The full program takes 10 days, the first and last days being traveling days. The first two days of teaching include learning about the Way of Nature, based on John’s book, Sky Above Earth Below, as well as Qi Gong and contemplative practices that will be of benefit in the following days.
Flinders Island is easily accessible by plane, via Melbourne or Sydney.

Listed dates are tentative. Please contact Way of Nature Australia (info@wona.org.au) for current updates.

Guide and Teacher: John P. Milton

For more information and pricing, please go to http://www.wona.org.au/retreats or email info@wona.org.au

Sacred Island of Bali - 16 Day Advanced Awareness Training & Pilgrimage (Open to all)
Asia ( 11/22/2014 - 12/07/2014 )
Advanced Awareness Training
GaiaFlow
Intermediate Awareness Training
International Pilgrimages
NatureQuest
Qi Gong Training
Sacred Passage
Tai Chi Training
Workshops and Custom Retreats

Join us on a 15 day Advanced Awareness Training and Pilgrimage to magical, sacred Bali. Our teacher and guide, John Milton, has led pilgrimage and done spiritual practice here over many years. The extraordinarily friendly people of this amazing Hindu island culture have preserved one of Southeast Asia's most deeply spiritual ways of life. We will immerse ourselves deeply in Bali's ceremonies, sacred temples and incredibly beautiful landscapes. Our Balinese friends will share their secrets to opening a life of harmony, ceremony, beauty and sacredness in every step.

In addition, John will teach his carefully-developed system of Qi Gong for health, for revitalization, for building powerful life force and for spiritual development. Qi Gong, which is a major foundation of Chinese health care, is easy to learn, safe for all ages, and fun to practice. John will also teach on Taoist Internal Alchemy - a spectrum of powerful practices for spiritual illumination at the heart of the Taoist Path. Additional teachings on Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu will complement the strong immersion in Taoist cultivation at this retreat. John will also share meditations from his extensive background training in the meditation practices of many traditions. With John's 12 Principles for Spiritual Cultivation as our guide, each day we will devote at least three hours to learning and cultivating complementary forms of Qi Gong, Advanced Taoist Yoga, Dzogchen, Tantra and practices from other meditation systems.

Devotional cultivation of the path to the Divine Feminine will be an important part of our Bali Retreat. This will focus on honoring of Kali, Durga and Bagalama through ceremony, prayer, mantra and meditation as part of our deep exploration and cultivation of the Divine Feminine.

John is keeping this pilgrimage-based Advanced Retreat open to those new students who are either joining the Advanced Awareness training for the first time, to students who have done training or Passages with John before, and to those wanting to experience deep Pilgrimage on this extraordinarily sacred island.

With the help of the rich tradition of spiritual teachers from Bali, we will also delve deeply into the ceremonies, practices and modes of spiritual cultivation of the remarkable Balinese People. In particular, we will discover the Balinese mastery of bringing the Sacred View into every aspect of everyday life - and explore how to create this spiritual harmony in our own lives, wherever we are.

$1600 Fee for John's Teaching
(meals, housing & land transport costs shared upon request)
teacher: John P. Milton

June

World Nature Quest: 9 Day World Nature Quest & Way of Nature Guide Training, in Sweden's Samiland
Europe ( 6/06/2015 - 6/14/2015 )
GaiaFlow
Intermediate Awareness Training
International Pilgrimages
NatureQuest
Qi Gong Training
Sacred Passage
Tai Chi Training
Workshops and Custom Retreats

This 9 Day Nature Quest GuideTraining, led by John P. Milton and Goran Gennvi, includeses a Naturequest Solo and Meditation Retreat in one of the world's most beautiful and spectacular natural areas .

This 9 day Nature Quest marks Sweden's yearly participation in the second World Nature Quest process. World Nature Quest is designed to be held simultaneously around the world in different ecoregions, sharing training, re-entry and concluding celebrations. The concluding celebration will be part of our re-entry from solo time on the last evening of the program. That evening and the following morning will be devoted to sharing, worldwide, a giving of thanks back to Nature and Gaia for the support of all life As to location, this Retreat will embrace the vast spaces and natural luminosity of the traditional Sami back country. The land and John's unique training will integrate to support the special practices he will be teaching - an inner cultivation that will help us to recognize the Primordial Awareness that underlies all our Being._This 9 Day Awareness Training, Nature Quest Solo and Meditation Retreat will bring our AAT Community together in one of the world's most beautiful and spectacular natural areas - A perfect location for Sweden's participation in this global event.

In order to connect deeply with the dozens of other groups gathered around the world for this simultaneous retreat, at sunset of the final day we will gather for Earth-centered Tonglen and Rainbow Light Meditations. In the early morning, ideally at sunrise, on the final morning, we will perform the Eleven Direction Ceremony in a spirit of Thanksgiving from our species to Mother Earth for all She has done to nurture and support all of life, including human existence.

Before the solos, some of the John and Goran's Awareness Training will focus on the "Sensing" Practices that are essential to deepening and refining One's experience of connection to, and communion with, all life. A second part of this retreat will help establish direct recognition of pure Source Awareness. John will build on the Dzogchen teachings that he has provided in earlier Retreats. As a key resource, John will emphasize teachings from the great Dzogchen master, Longchenpa. Longchenpa’s teachings hold some of the purest teachings on the Way of Natural Perfection. John will also teach on a series of Dzogchen practices to clear, open and empower our internal energy channels. Half our teaching time will be devoted to both of these extraordinary Teachings.
The retreat will also emphasize some of John's teachings on Taoist Internal Alchemy. He will select from some of the following: Opening the Micro and Macrocosmic Orbit Circulations, and a new series of Qi (Chi) Energy Cultivation practices that help with the conversion from Jing to Qi, from Qi to Shen (Spirit) and from Shen to Wuji. Overall, the Advanced Awareness Training emphasis in 2008 and 2009 will include a significant emphasis on cultivating Internal Energy through a series of esoteric yet very practical both Taoist and Dzogchen techniques.
Daily T'ai Chi for Enlightenment training on form will also be included. Also, daily "Sensing Hands/Push hands' practice will be taught. John will also teach on the linkages between these Taoist practices and Tibetan Buddhist, Bon, Native American, and Dzogchen teachings and practices.

We will also go deeper with Teachings on GaiaFlow, and refining how the principles of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong Training apply to deepening GaiaFlow practice. John will also share his series of dyadic (two-person) practices that he designed to realize Source in each other, as well as in Oneself, in close relationship. This series of practices could be described as interpersonal Dzogchen, with an applied continuing view of Source as the basis for all relationships and their changes.

There will be four days of wilderness solo to cultivate these advanced practices during this retreat. The whole focus is on the teachings and the chance for individual meditation retreat practice in the solitude of the wilderness.

All are welcome to attend this retreat.

For more information on the broader World Nature Quest event, go to: http://worldnaturequest.org/

For more information and to register contact Goran Gennvi:
Telephone: +46 8 716 3677
email: gennvi@naturakademin.se

 
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