Earth Vase Pilgrimage
- Milarepa Osel Cho Dzong
- Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, 5410 Joyce Kilmer Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771
- Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 (8 days)
Join us this August for Wilderness Retreat with Lama Karma and Eden Tull.
We are preparing for this year’s peace vase pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains and have a few spaces available. We are also helping various pilgrims connect with sponsors for their journey.
Last year’s pilgrimage was a magical and powerful journey in which we buried earth-healing treasure vases on the remaining 35 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These vases have created a network of pilgrimage places in the region for the future, and have offered a direct means of giving back to the earth.
This year’s pilgrimage will begin in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, one of the very few old growth forests remaining in the region.
Some of the trees in this forest are over 400 years old and can be wider than 20 feet around. We will hike from here up to the ridgeline to witness and do practices around the full solar eclipse that is crossing the region on the 21st of August.
The journey will be complemented by practices from Johanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects (http://www.earthvase.org/practices-methods/), facilitated by Deborah Eden Tull from the Zen tradition. Lama Karma will continue to teach and lead fire ceremonies and the vase installations that have been the main practices of previous years.
Full information about this year’s pilgrimage can be found on earthvase.org. If you are interested in participating or in helping to sponsor a pilgrim, you can do so on the registration page: http://www.earthvase.org/register/