Returning to The Village Model
"It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community—a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the Earth."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
We seek to inspire connection through community activities and creative ceremonies that reconnect people to meaningful traditions and sacred ecologies of place, while offering opportunities for personal growth, spiritual awakening, and leadership development.
There's a global movement restoring our human values of connection, of learning how to belong to place, land and people, and ways of gathering that have for centuries provided a sense of deep belonging and connection
We provide opportunities to gather and connect... opportunities to heal families and communities... opportunities to learn how to live in greater balance, connection, and harmony with one another, the land, and as a community.
A way of community that breathes a sense of connection, belonging, and shared values that reflect a love for nature & living in harmony with land, others, and ourselves.
Gather around the fire, give voice to Elders, and through storytelling, soulful dialogue & ritual we provide a space of "remembering" our souls wisdom and connecting with sacred community.
Way of Council
Gathering in a circle and being in council is a universal cultural tradition. It's a way of being heard and fully hearing others. It's an essential spoke in the medicine wheel of any community or family.
This is woven in all our offerings and we host classes on the Way of Council. See Upcoming Events.
Camping & Adventuring
Adventuring and camping out together amongst the elements of nature is a core part of Tree Of Totems culture. See upcoming events for free campouts and nature adventures
The cultural sharing of food we prepare and presenting opportunities to connect with others, make new friends, and be amongst like-spirited community
Interactive classes and guest teachers... from permaculture, to non-violent communication, to training as a peacemaker and leader of change.
Ceremony & Ritual
Ritual and ceremony brings us together to honor the shift of seasons or to celebrate and acknowledge a huge shift a youth or adult has made via Rites of Passage. The return of ritual is a much needed cultural component for a healthy community and family