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Awareness Training, Contemporary Solo Wilderness Quests, and Meditation Retreats in Nature



"Empty yourself of everything.  Let the mind rest at peace.  The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.  They grow and flourish and then return to the Source.  Returning to the Source is stillness, which is the way of Nature.  The way of Nature is unchanging."  ~Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

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The Twelve Guiding Principles of Natural Liberation

The Heart Essence of Way of Nature


For the conception of The Twelve Principles presented here, John P. Milton devoted many years of study, deep training and spiritual cultivation in some of the world's most profoundly enlightening, earth-connected traditions.  Since starting in the 1950's, Buddhism, Taoism, Dzogchen, Tantra, Vedanta, and several Shamanic paths have all been an important focus for his training.  These Principles are also a culmination of his many years (starting in 1945) of solo immersion and spiritual practice in the wilderness.  Birthed from these experiences are the Twelve Guiding Principles of Natural Liberation. For him, they represent the core sacred principles that the teachings of the world's liberating, earth-honoring lineages have in common.

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