Check out “The Red Thread,” a new essay by Scott Eberle,
inspired by this new kind of SOLB program,
which combines time in nature with meditation.
The Way It Is
There’s a thread you follow.
It goes among things that change, but it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurtor die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
~ William Stafford ~
Come join a council of people circling under open sky and in search of open mind. This unique year-long program will combine the contemplative practices of sitting meditation and time alone in nature with community building practices of council, storytelling and mirroring. All to support each of us to find our own golden thread.
We will meet seven times, from January to January, alternating between weekend long ‘day walks’ and half-day councils. In the tradition of The School of Lost Borders we will use the teaching of The Four Shields as a way to orient ourselves through the turning of the seasons. Spring time is an expression of the East Shield, while Summer turns us to the South, Fall to the West, and Winter to the North.
This program will be facilitated by Cazeaux Nordstrum LMFT and Scott Eberle MD, with the group option of continuing on as a self-facilitated group beyond that first year.
January 26- 2013 ~ Day of Council
March 15-16-17-2013 ~ A Day Walk at Spring Equinox
May Date TBA ~ Day of Council
July 26-27-28- 2013 ~ A Day Walk at Summer Solstice
September 20-21-22-2013 ~ A Day Walk at Fall Equinox
November Date TBA ~ Day of Council
January 2014 weekend TBA ~ A Day Walk at Winter Solstice
Program Information: Enrollment is limited to 10. The locations for the councils and day walks will vary, but all meetings will be in and around the North Bay.
Sliding-scale Tuition: $750 - $950
Camping fees are extra and will be collected separately at each weekend program. Please contact us if money is an impediment to your joining us.
Deposit: $250 The deposit is considered both a sign of commitment from the participant as well as financial support for the School of Lost Borders for the considerable work done in organizing and enrolling the course. For both these reasons, the deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. The full fee is due at start of the course.
Letter of Intent: Once a people have enrolled, we ask that they write a letter of intent describing what calls them to this program. This letter is both an important part of a person’s preparation, as well as a means for us to know how best to serve and support a participant.
For more information: contact Cazeaux at Cazeaux@earthlink.net or phone 415-454-5244.