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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. 

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

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

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

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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. Please join with us to help sustain our commitment to continue to foster rites of passage work in the world.

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

CA Summer Women’s Fast

Jul 8 - Jul 19, 2024 Inyo Mountains - Big Pine, California Petra Lentz-Snow, Kim Belair Vision Fast

Since time immemorial Rites of Passage Ceremonies have facilitated change, offering a simple but indispensable container to transition from one life stage to another, to let go of (die to) the old ...

CO Men’s Fast

Jul 9 - Jul 21, 2024 Wild Mountain, Colorado Pedro McMillan, Sam DeBoskey Vision Fast

Being a man can be easy, and not easy at all. How do people who identify as a man navigate both the immense privileges that come with maleness, and the weight of myths that come with being a man. ...

CO Summer Vision Fast

Jul 17 - Jul 28, 2024 Dragonback Springs Ranch, Colorado Emerald North, Colleen Bishop, tbird (Thompson) Bishop Vision Fast

In your bones you hear the singing of your sacred ancestors. You follow in their footsteps. You go alone, with an empty belly and a bare minimum of equipment, into the heart of the wilderness, for ...

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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..."

- STEVEN FOSTER