Monday June 18th Rockpoint Summer Camp Staff Training; 10am-4pm; Counselors will experience the flow of the day through core routines grounded in gratitude, observation, play, listening, crafting, reverence, and sharing. We will experience the day as a taste of how their campers can be guided through following their curiosity and discovering bird language, tracks, buds, medicine, fungal hyphae and geologic wonders from before our time. Emergent properties such as emotional and physical safe environment, delicate balance between essence connecting and scientific identifying species, intuitive vs. wilderness skill honing will arise as the landscape guides our learning process together. Counselors will be able to set intentions individually and as a team and review their process throughout the day as they grow skills and awareness in holding this nature awareness container for their campers to breathe in, out and through.
Rosh Chodesh Av which occurs on July 13th, YP will be deep in the ADK mountains immersed in mycology research, pausing to discover how decomposition and transmutation energetics of these species can inform how she understands this month of brokenness and how in the disassembly process inifinite potential and medicine for evolved rearising can emerge if guided through attuned observation, mourning, and praising. She encourages you to dedicate time this Shabbas to ponder and connect with the wholeness inherent in the brokenness you experience in your personal life and the world we all share.
Rosh Chodesh Elul Coed Circle: August 12; 7:000-8:30 pm; Congregation Ruach haMaqom; 168 Archibald St. Burlington VT (stay tuned as location may change to North Beach or a local park, weather dependent). Gather to Return to the Inner Stillness within Change as we begin our calendrical new year this moon. Please bring a journal, any symbols or mentos representing places in your life you need to forgive or be forgiven for, instruments, and any items that bring you wholesome comfort as we dig deep into some of the places in our lives where we can individually and collectively bring more healing to the world.
These circles are offered with an encouraged donation ($7-18) to support Roots & Trails' programming as well as to contribute to the RHM building fund.
From: Grounded in ancient times when our ancestors lived closed to the land honoring the Divine Feminine, Roots & Trails offers dynamic, curiosity-centered, ecological education & mentoring; rooted in honoring the enduring Abenaki Original Peoples of this land, they call N'dakinna, while we investigate and share diverse practices across the Jewish spectrum from exodus wilderness to kabbalistic to hasidic through renewal in the modern diaspora. In acknowledging the displacement of peoples from their homelands, participants are invited to consciously explore, experiment, relax into, and be empowered to support justice, healing, reclamation, and peace momentum in the world through these portals into interfaith networks.
How: Roots and Trails supports individuals, families & organizations in Jewish, interfaith multi - generational rituals, ceremonies, rites of passage processes, retreats, workshops, and collaborative projects that contribute to an evolving network of cocreative biocentric culture rehabilitation. Nurturing these core relationships allows ancestral roots of all traditions to engage together in the medicine work of equality and balance.
Please contact us with any interests, ideas, suggestions, and/or questions. Thank you!