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.

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

Mid-Winter Vision Fast

Feb 21 - Mar 4, 2022 Death Valley, California Petra Lentz-Snow, Scot Deily Vision Fast

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,  we have come to our real work  and when we no longer know which way to go,  we have begun our real journey.  The mind that is not ...

The Great Ballcourt Initiation – Spring Fast

Mar 13 - Mar 24, 2022 Death Valley, California Meredith Little, Scott Eberle Living & Dying

Death is the ultimate agent of transformation—be it a physical death or “the little deaths” encountered throughout life.  Indigenous cultures developed rituals to aid and guide people ...

18-Month Rite of Passage Ceremonial Immersion

Mar 14 - Jul 2, 2023 Various Locations Emerald North, Scot Deily Training

This immersion program is full with a waitlist. To enroll in the next upcoming 18-Month Ceremonial Immersion (beginning August 2022), please visit this link. No matter our ancestry, we are all a ...

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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

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.