Program Branches

The School of Lost Borders offers the following experiencial programs that are designed to support our connection as humans with the natural world and each other.

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 nature.

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

Mid-Winter Vision Fast

Feb 19 - Mar 1, 2024 Death Valley, California Petra Lentz-Snow, Nick LaHaise 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 Four Shields of Dreams and Dreamwork

Mar 2 - Mar 9, 2024 Death Valley, California Betsy Perluss, Kim Belair Living the Practices

A dream comes from the same source as a tree or a wild pig—Nature itself. —Marie-Louise von Franz  Dreams are like the mycelium of the psyche, birthed from an underground network of ancient ...

The Great Ballcourt Initiation – Spring Fast

Mar 12 - Mar 23, 2024 Death Valley, California Scott Eberle, Cynthia Morrow 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 ...

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