CA Men’s Vision Fast (Postponed until 2022)

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May 19th, 2021 - May 30th, 2021 | Big Pine, California | Will Scott, Larry Hobbs

The mystery is calling! The Sun is rising and illuminating a new and yet very ancient story about the value and worth of what it means to be a man. Perhaps now more than ever — or perhaps now just as ever before — it is critical that men look deeply at our notions of manhood and how they are being called to evolve. Joseph Campbell knew about this desire, this seeking. He knew that the life of a man was not only about meaning but also about “…the experience and rapture of being alive.” Each one of us must add to this re-membering by bringing our own story fully alive. We owe it to our ancestors, our selves, our families, and all of life. To have the courage to ask the “Big” questions: “Who Am I?” “What do I live for?” “Who are my people?” “What does it mean to be a man in the world today?” and “What am I working towards?” Strong, fiercely alive questions that require each of us to make a stand for what we love, serve, and are dedicated to. A dedication grounded in the knowing that what we do is both right for ourselves and good for the world at the same time.

The time we spend in the high desert will be an opportunity to let what is not important fall away. To go alone, with an empty belly and a bare minimum of equipment, into the heart of the wilderness, for four days and nights, to feast on what we truly hunger for: beauty, silence, right relationship, the expanse of time and being surrounded by mystery. In this sweet solitude, one can surrender to the mirror of the wilderness, memory and the many roomed mansions of soul.

Program Overview:

Program Questions Contact: Will Scott at [email protected]

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TUITION: $850 - $1,500
DEPOSIT: $300

We have a sliding scale for our programs in an effort to make them accessible. Please pay what you are able and know that your generosity supports the affordability of all our programs. If you need financial support or a payment plan check out our scholarship fund.

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Additional course details & Materials

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We encourage people to arrive by late afternoon/ evening of May 17th, the night before we officially start. The group will then come together for its first meeting at 10:00 a.m. on May 18th. We will complete our ceremony on the late afternoon of May 29th. Please do not plan any flights for the 29th. Make all air travel reservations for the 30th at the earliest.

ADDITIONAL FEES: Camping Fee of $60 will be collected at the time of the program.

You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather. 

To address safety concerns during the pandemic, please contact us regarding our current Coronavirus protocols as well as any current travel restrictions. These protocols may affect how you are able to travel to the program.

All participants must submit the required health and liability forms.

Following enrollment, please submit the Letter of Intent. We ask that you write a letter of intent at least a month before the program, stating your reasons for enrolling and what is calling you to attend.

If you have questions about the enrollment process contact us at [email protected] or call 760-938-3333.

We will gather in the eastern mountains of Payahuunadü (also known as the Inyo Mountains outside of Big Pine, California). These are the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Nüümü and Newe people.

To learn more about our commitment to regenerative relationships please visit Cultural Relations.

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