Nothing Is Falling Apart——Online EarthWalks Event December 12, 2020 with Wolf Martinez

Nothing Is Falling Apart
An online Earth Walks event with Wolf Martinez 
December 12, 2020  2-4 p.m.

“JOY is a gateway through which Spirit comes rushing,” says  Wolf Martinez, a Two-Spirited ceremonialist and practitioner of healing arts who will lead the Earth Walks online event December 12, 2020.  “When we open our hearts and are with each other in a meaningful place, we are in the language of relationship to all life.”

That sums up Wolf’s focus and intention for the event.  It will include sacred song, prayer, experiential exercises for deep centering–all to help participants welcome life consciously, “to drink it in” as he says.  Each person will be invited to offer a positive intention of their own, if they wish, and there will be time for dialogue with Wolf and other participants.

Wolf has studied with indigenous, shamanic and Asian traditional leaders over 25 years.  He teaches internationally, focusing on “courageous listening,” right relationship with self and others and all aspects of nature, seen and unseen.
                      
The event will be via Zoom, which should be downloaded onto your device.  Free will affordable donation. For more information and to register, please email:  info@earthwalks.org

Finding Balance: Concha Garcia Allen in Santa Fe New Mexico

FINDING BALANCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Saturday, November 14, 2020 
2-4 p.m.
Online EarthWalks Event with Concha Garcia Allen

How to move through the minutes, the hours and the days, especially when there can be fear, anger, anxiety and depressing loneliness? Where is safety to be found? The most helpful question is how do we rediscover our own anchors, resources and strengths within?  Finding that, we can better develop good relationships with our fellow two-leggeds even as we search for our own being and purpose.

Concha Garcia Allen  Concha, a  curandera (healer) and Zapotec native originally from Oaxaca, Mexico will offer a powerful way to rediscover our personal resilience and strength, beginning with this introductory two hour online session. 
Concha was trained by Guadalupe de La Cruz Rios, a “Mara’akame” (Medicine Woman) of the Huichol tradition and her four “great aunts” in traditional practices. With over 30 years of experience, she is also a licensed mental health counselor, licensed massage therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

“We are beautifully created Measured beings and our Movement blends, flows, moves with the All,” said Concha.  “In this beginning workshop and those to come, I will combine dance, ritual, prayer, Somatic Experiencing and body sense-fullness to help you experience your own unique relationship to the stars, planets, the sacred elements, the guardians of the four directions and most importantly the relationship to your own sacred measurement. This is an invitation to mark your unique place and time on earth and to remember your positive contribution to the balance and harmony within the universe and fellow beings.”

JOIN THE DANCE!

Contact Earth Walks info@earthwalks.org for details on how to sign up, the affordable sliding scale donation and with any questions you may have.  You will need to have Zoom on your computer or phone to participate.

About Earth Walks
Earth Walks is a cross-cultural, environmental education program offering its services for the past 20 years. It is located on indigenous Pueblo land now known as Santa Fe, New Mexico. The program offers  experiences that offer a bridge between ancestral traditions and contemporary life. Participants are welcomed as family and friends into villages, homes and communities to enjoy a variety of activities. Website and blog: https://earthwalks.org/  Coordinator of Earth Walks is Douglas Conwell info@earthwalks.org

SUMMER SOLSTICE GATHERING JUNE 21-22, 2019

BALANCE:  A SUMMER SOLSTICE GATHERING 
June 21-22, 2019

What a difference a day and a night can make!

Summer solstice sunrise.

Come join Earth Walks for a restorative and energizing overnight journey with the earth, sky, water and spirit at Bodhi Manda Zen Center, Jemez Spring New Mexico. You are invited to help co-create an alchemical experience with whatever you wish to bring—music, movement, outstanding jokes or simply your presence.

While not a meditation retreat, participants will be welcome to join Abbess Hosen and Bodhi community members in early morning meditations.Here’s a sample of what some of those attending are offering as possible elements to this magical Solstice brew—all optional:

  • Simple stress relieving practices for our overworked adrenals
  • A 3-minute reading by a published author’s from her book with a short dialogue on the uses of denial
  • Evening musical jam session with guitars, dulcimer, drums, voices and movement
  • A step into a 22-inch crystal bowl with sacred sound vibration to clear the body, mind and spirit for more presence and vital life force.
  • Visiting the site of the 700 year old village of Giusewa, built by ancestors of the present-day Jemez Pueblo. Site staff share this history through the words of the Jemez people.
  • Volunteer time in the flourishing garden with Bodhi “Woofers” (staff who are part of the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
  • Following the retreat, an afternoon hike in the Jemez Mountains

Most importantly, there will be time for quiet reflection. Hot springs along the Jemez River at Bodhi beckon to participants night and day.  If you need time alone at the gathering, you are warmly encouraged to do so whenever the spirit moves.  Balance is the theme for this Solstice retreat.

Plans:  Departure from Santa Fe at 9 a.m., Friday June 21, 2019. Travel by carpool. Return, following the noon meal, Saturday, June 22.  Participants are welcome to linger longer and stay another night if they wish. Cost: Only $110 per night (includes lodging and four delicious meals).

Registration:  Due by June 14.  Contact Earth Walks earthwalks1@yahoo.com  (A limited number of private rooms may be available at slightly higher cost.)

Pueblo Culture and tradition–a Unique Opportunity

Helping clear the fields and gardens

 

 

 

EARTH WALKS TO JEMEZ PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO   June 20-22, 2019

Join hearts and hands at Jemez Pueblo with the Flower Hill Institute farm, tending the land, planting heritage seeds and experiencing traditional cultural values, sponsored by Earth Walks of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We will be joined by the summer Pueblo youth camp, elders and other community members.

Roger Fragua, director of the Institute farm said, “Farming with nature (the root of organic farming) lies at the heart of practices used by native farmers in the Southwest for millennia. Traditional cultural farming can teach us a great deal about how to build a resilient and regenerative agriculture.” A children’s butterfly pollination dance will celebrate the fields.

A special part of the gathering will be with Abbess Hosen guiding the group in the practice of mindfulness in action as we assist in the beautiful organic gardens at the Zen Center.  Meditations in the zendo are an option as well. Lodging is dormitory style at Bodhi Manda Zen Center where there are relaxing hot springs alongside the Jemez River. 

Cost:  $375 (two nights lodging and meals)  A limited number of private rooms are available at additional cost.     Volunteer for one both days only at no cost except for meals. 

 Registration/information:  info@earthwalks.org  

Earth Walks to Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico

JUNE 20-22, 2019
 COME JOIN US!
The Pollination Dance by children of the Jemez Pueblo will be a wonderful part of this year’s gathering with Flower Hill Institute and Bodhi Manda Zen Center.  No words describe the joy experiencing this group of children offer prayers for the growing crops of the season.  Grandparents and other family members along with Earth Walks participants will be delighted by the dance which lightens the heart.

Join hearts and hands at Jemez Pueblo with the Flower Hill Institute farm, tending the land, planting heritage seeds and learning about traditional cultural values.  We will gather with the summer Pueblo youth camp, elders and other community members. Roger Fragua, director of the Institute farm said, “Farming with nature (the root of organic farming) lies at the heart of practices used by native farmers in the Southwest for millennia. Traditional cultural farming can teach us a great deal about how to build a resilient and regenerative agriculture.” A wonderful children’s butterfly pollination dance will celebrate our work in the fields.

A special part of the retreat will be with Abbess Hosen guiding the group in the practice of mindfulness in action as we assist in the beautiful organic gardens at the Zen Center.  Meditations in the zendo are an option as well. Lodging is dormitory style at Bodhi Manda Zen Center where there are relaxing hot springs alongside the Jemez River. A limited number of private rooms are available at additional cost.

$375 (two nights lodging and all meals)    Transportation  by carpooling.  
 Registration/information:  info@earthwalks.org 

 

CHACO CANYON JOURNEY–ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!

CHACO CANYON, NM JOURNEY–ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT FOR THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY!      October 6-8, 2018


Come join the journey to Chaco Canyon October 6-8! It’s a holiday weekend…led by a family of Tesuque Pueblo who consider Chaco to be ancestral homeland. Time alone and time with a wonderful group of fellow travelers. All meals prepared for your at campsite…and all for a very affordable price. Registration deadline is September 6.

At an elevation of 6,200 feet, Chaco is a high desert, sun-scorched in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter. Despite these harsh conditions, evidence of human presence in the area stretches back to as early as 2900 BC. These groups were largely nomadic, until around AD 200, when the first farmers settled in the area and built small pit houses.

The great kiva complex at Pueblo Bonito

Then in roughly AD 850, a great change took place. The people began building in a radically different manner, constructing massive stone buildings unlike any that had been built before. These structures soared to four or five stories and contained up to seven hundred rooms and dozens of mostly circular underground ceremonial rooms.

The architecture was a feat of engineering, often built along celestial alignments, they included water-collection systems and were linked to outlying communities by an extensive network of roads. These elaborate buildings evidence a sophisticated and highly organized culture, with Chaco Canyon at its center.

Here’s more about the Earth Walks to Chaco Canyon, NM October 6-8, 2018:

What you can look forward to on the journey:

  • Those who enjoy the company of fellow travelers as well as time for private reflection
  • A fascinating evening presentation on the archeoastronomy of Chaco and views of distant objects in space through the visitor center observatory
  • Guided walks and talks by Pueblo people through buildings sites
  • Time on your own in the canyon
  • Tasty meals prepared for you at the campsite
  • Evening sharing around a fire

Transportation is by carpooling.  Lodging is camping or camper truck/van. Participants responsible for own camping equipment.  No RV.

Cost:  $375   Includes guiding services, campsite fee, all meals.  Does not include  transportation to and from the Canyon, entrance fee per car ($25)

For more information and how to register, contact:  earthwalks1@yahoo.com

Chaco Canyon Journey–Join Us October 6-8, 2018 Register Now

EARTH WALKS TO CHACO CANYON—JOIN A WONDERFUL GROUP OF TRAVELERS TO THIS SPECIAL PLACE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST!

Come join the journey to Chaco Canyon October 6-8! It’s a holiday weekend…led by a family of Tesuque Pueblo who consider Chaco to be ancestral homeland. Time alone and time with a wonderful group of fellow travelers. All meals prepared for your at campsite…and all for a very affordable price. Registration deadline is September 6.

At an elevation of 6,200 feet, Chaco is a high desert, sun-scorched in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter. Despite these harsh conditions, evidence of human presence in the area stretches back to as early as 2900 BC. These groups were largely nomadic, until around AD 200, when the first farmers settled in the area and built small pit houses.

The great kiva complex at Pueblo Bonito

Then in roughly AD 850, a great change took place. The people began building in a radically different manner, constructing massive stone buildings unlike any that had been built before. These structures soared to four or five stories and contained up to seven hundred rooms and dozens of mostly circular underground ceremonial rooms.

The architecture was a feat of engineering, often built along celestial alignments, they included water-collection systems and were linked to outlying communities by an extensive network of roads. These elaborate buildings evidence a sophisticated and highly organized culture, with Chaco Canyon at its center.

Here’s more about the Earth Walks to Chaco Canyon, NM October 6-8, 2018:

What you can look forward to on the journey:

  • Those who enjoy the company of fellow travelers as well as time for private reflection
  • A fascinating evening presentation on the archeoastronomy of Chaco and views of distant objects in space through the visitor center observatory
  • Guided walks and talks by Pueblo people through buildings sites
  • Time on your own in the canyon
  • Tasty meals prepared for you at the campsite
  • Evening sharing around a fire

Transportation is by carpooling.  Lodging is camping or camper truck/van. Participants responsible for own camping equipment.  No RV.

Cost:  $375   Includes guiding services, campsite fee, all meals.  Does not include  transportation to and from the Canyon, entrance fee per car ($25)

For more information and how to register, contact:  earthwalks1@yahoo.com

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico Archaeoastonomy

(Join the Earth Walks program in a three day journey to Chaco Canyon October 6-8, 2018 camping under the stars, guided by a New Mexico Pueblo family who consider the site as their ancestral homeland.  For information on cost and registration: https://earthwalks.org/ )

Pueblo Bonito Kiva and Complex at Chaco

At an elevation of 6,200 feet, Chaco is a high desert, sun-scorched in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter. Despite these harsh conditions, evidence of human presence in the area stretches back to as early as 2900 BC. These groups were largely nomadic, until around AD 200, when the first farmers settled in the area and built small pit houses.

Then in roughly AD 850, a great change took place. The people began building in a radically different manner, constructing massive stone buildings unlike any that had been built before. These structures soared to four or five stories and contained up to seven hundred rooms and dozens of mostly circular underground ceremonial rooms.

The architecture was a feat of engineering, often built along celestial alignments, they included water-collection systems and were linked to outlying communities by an extensive network of roads. These elaborate buildings evidence a sophisticated and highly organized culture, with Chaco Canyon at its center.

Full moon over the Canyon

The people of Chaco demonstrated extraordinary observations of astronomical phenomena which they incorporated into their buildings by designing, orienting and locating their major buildings in relationship to solar and lunar events.  This required advanced architectural and design skills, scientific observation and social cohesion.  Some think the civilization that flourished here parallels that of Aztec, Mayan and Inca cultures.