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School of Lost Borders

Over 40 years of bringing meaningful rites of passage into the modern world through vision fasts, trainings, and transformative nature-based programs.

Cross into the natural world to mark and celebrate significant life transitions.


Learn how to guide rites of passage and support your community.


Remember the ancient wisdom of living and dying in connection with the natural world.


Integrate ceremony and nature-based practices into everyday life and work.

Your generosity helps make our work accessible to all who are called to our programs. It also supports the ongoing legacy and sustainability of the School of Lost Borders. 2021 has been a potent year, and the pandemic underscored the importance of connecting with the land and each other during this time.  Although we offered as many programs as we could, we lost income due to Covid-19 which impacted our available scholarship funds.  Our dream is that all who wish to participate are able.

We humbly ask for you to consider making a donation to the School in order to help us meet the needs of the times ahead.

The renewal of meaningful, modern day rites of passage are essential for the health of ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

NM Fall Vision Fast

Sep 19 - Sep 30, 2022 Cochiti Lake and Ghost Ranch, New Mexico Emerald North, Scot Deily, Ray Hillis Vision Fast

The land knows you, even when you are lost. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer In increasing times of unrest and uncertainty it can be a common human experience to gravitate towards more “certainty” ...

CA Two Week Training

Oct 2 - Oct 15, 2022 Big Pine & Eureka Valley, California Ruth “Roo” Wharton, Angelo Joseph Lazenka Training

In these times of change and uncertainty, it is crucial that we show up for our community in ways that truly serve. The world is calling us to listen in new and old ways to connect with the land and ...

CO Late Fall Vision Fast (October)

Oct 4 - Oct 16, 2022 Wild Mountain, Colorado Pedro McMillan, Kelly McClelland Vision Fast

The sun sets on the heat and vibrance of summer. Fall is upon us, full of its hearty compost and harvests. Just as the seasons turn around us, the seasons of our lives turn with them. These changes ...

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" We began way back when, in the days when revolution was in the air, when rock and roll was filled with protest and the young were sticking flowers in the gun barrels of National Guardsmen. Even then, the answer to the dilemma of culture was clear: True revolution would never come about until the children remembered the way to get to adulthood - and the adults to true elderhood - and the elders to honorable death..."