Being with the Land: Turning to Nature and the Seasons

Clare Walker Leslie

September 5–7, 2014

Tuition $205 + 2 nights

A Four Seasons Program

Join naturalist, writer, artist, and teacher Clare Walker Leslie for an opportunity to sink into the earth, air, sky, and mountains. Gather a deeper feeling and connection to the land around you that you can carry beyond this weekend. These days will foster our relationship to and gratitude for the natural world as a support for reflection and a source of creative vision and inspiration. We will observe in both silence and in conversation, learning some of the ecology of the land at this particular time of year. We will also record in various simple forms of word and image. Bring your own writing tools, a journal, and a shawl to sit on for outdoor meditation.

Four Seasons Program: Earth & Sky

The retreat groups for Being with the Land and Contemplative Astronomy will join together for two short sessions over the weekend to share in exploration of our connection to both earth and sky. This collaboration is part of our new Four Seasons program—an exciting series of interdisciplinary, nature-based programs bringing together the expertise of scientific disciplines and wisdom traditions to celebrate and understand our sacred Earth.

For more information on the Four Seasons Program, click here.

 

Clare Walker Leslie

Clare Walker Leslie is an internationally known naturalist, artist, educator and author of twelve books on observing nature, including The Nature Connection, Keeping a Nature Journal, and Drawn to Nature. Clare lives in Cambridge, MA and Granville, VT with her family and various animals. She is a practicing member of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.