Exploring Trees and Wildflowers
Connie Gray, Laurie Huckaby and Jim Tolstrup
July 18–20, 2014
Join us as we explore the native plant communities of Shambhala Mountain Center and learn about the complex relationships between native plants, soil, weather, and wildlife. During this retreat, we will also discover some of the history and cultural uses of native plants. We will visit trees that were peeled for food by Native Americans centuries ago and contemplate the age of trees—some of which are over 700 year old. Taking time to relax deeply into this unique environment, we will rekindle our sense of wonder for the intricate, natural world around us. In the words of William Blake:
See a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
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