Kashi Ashram Spring 2018


Reconnection & Renewal

Spiritual Activism

Kashi Ashram • Sebastian, Florida

March 30th - April 1st, 2018


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Once again Kashi Interfaith Spiritual Community is delighted to invite you to a weekend of reconnection and renewal with our friend John P. Milton on the pristine wilderness and sacred grounds of Kashi Ashram in Sebastian Florida. This year John will focus on Spiritual Activism, given the concerns many of us have about the environmental and political threats. Spiritual practice leas to activism, as in John's 12th Principle of Natural Liberation "Warrior of the Opened, Unconditional Loving Heart" and Ma Jaya's great teaching that "it's not about me". John has been an environmental activist at least since 1963 when he walked across the Brooks Range, Alaska, and became the whistle blower that proctected that land from oil development for 25 years. As editor, he published "Future Environments of North America "(1966) and "The Careless Technology" (1969), which lead to his role as Presidential Advisor on the Environment for Presidents Johnson and Nixon.In those works he predicted the devastating "super storms" if the governments did not change. As we know, they did not. After 20 years as a government consultant and professor, he realized it was more effetive to take those of us who heard the Call into Sacred Nature, allowing us to deeply reconnect experientially with Mother Earth and become the sacred activists needed for awareness and change in these times. John will not only be drawing on his environmental background, he will also be bringing in his deep training and practices in Zen Buddhism, T'ai Chi and Taoism, Vendanta, Tibetan Buddhism and Shamanism into this program.

John's teaching at Kashi Ashram, www.kashi.org, will be followed by his sharing in Nassau, Bahamas at the Sivananda Ashram, https://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course/the-way-of-nature-april-2018/ .The expanding international community of Way of Nature (WoN) (www.wayofnature.com) that has evolved from John's teachings is an exciting adventure using the best of social media integrated with regular practice and trainings in pristine Nature throughout the world.

Kashi fire pujaCome for a weekend away from the distractions of busyness. Enjoy the grace and kindness of the community who will serve you at Kashi. Immerse yourself in community life without having to leave the grounds for the weekend, enjoying time on the Sebastian River, communal meals in the Laxman House dining room, sunrise yoga on the dock of the Ganga or a Fire Ceremony by the Baba Temple. Allow yourself this opportunity to be challenged, inspired and delighted by the teachings and stories of one of our rare living Sage/Activists.

John P. Milton is a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman. He teaches world-wide and has authored numerous books, articles, DVDs and audiotapes. His Tai Chi and Qigong DVDs and his book "Sky Above, Earth Below" are available from Amazon.

 Workshop Schedule:

Training will be held at the Durga Temple, Kashi Ashram, 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL 32958 Office: (772) 589-1403.

  • Friday, March 30, 20178 6:30 - 8:00 PM  (Kashi House)
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Loose fitting clothing, journals, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.

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For more information about this workshop, please contact Dr. Doug Canterbury-Counts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (772) 532-5769. Limited housing on Kashi Ashram is available and highly recommended for the full experience of this amazing weekend retreat. Meals with the Ashram community will be available from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. All are welcome for kirtan and Satsang service Saturday evening at 6:30 PM. Appropriate attire is requested (shoulders and legs covered).




Workshop Fees:

Sliding scale of $504, $405, $306, $207, or $108.

In these days when many of us discuss income inequality, we once again struggle with how to charge a fair price to make this program available to all while honoring a holy person. True to the shamanic tradition, John has never asked for a fee for these weekend workshops, instead simply acccepting what we've been able to raise. At age 79,(80 in Chinese years) we want our Kashi community to send him on his way with our financial blessing. Therefore we leave it up to you to decide what you can afford in your honest budget, ranging from $504, $405, $306, $207, or $108. Remember, you are the one receiving the Blessings!

Kashi Ma PP2 lrKashi Ashram, www.kashi.org, is a vibrant interfath community of 40 years, based on the teachings of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. Dedicated to serving those whom society often forgets, including an internationally respected HIV/AIDS program (www.riverfund.org), the core principles Ma teaches are "There are no throwaway people" and "Feed Everyone". A living example of a 40-year international community, with particular recognition among the Gay and Lesbian community, Kashi Ashram had been named as a "vacation from hate". Join us for a weekend of reconnection and renewal.

Housing Options:

This all inclusive price for the two day workshop includes: accomodation,  all meals Friday evening through Sunday lunch, retreat space and tea service.Please be sure to include your name, email address and phone number when registering for these accomodations. (Please note, all participants are charged at least the commuter rate whether or not you partake of the delicious meals)
  • $220.00 Dormitory Housing for two nights and meals
  • $250.00 Semi-private accommodation (2 or 3 to a room) for two nights and meals
  • $270.00 Private single room for two nights and meals
  • $270.00 Semi-private accomodation with bath per person for two nights and meals
  • $290.00 Private single room with bath for two nights and meals
  • $310.00 Saravati Temple Deluxe double room with bath per person for two nights and meals
  • $130.00 Commuter rate for meals and administrative costs
  • $160.00 Tent/trailer, for two nights and meals

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You may register by contacting Dr. Doug Canterbury-Counts. When registering, be sure to include:  

  • Contact information: your name, email address and phone number.
  • Workshop fee option, the amount you're able to offer: $504, $405, $306, $207, or $108.
  • Your choice of housing options.

For credit card payments, please contact Doug at at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (772) 532-5769. To pay by check or money order, please mail your payment along with the above required registration information to: Doug Canterbury-Counts, 8445 Campbell Ave., Sebastian, FL 32958-4409.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-30-2018 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-01-2018 4:00 pm

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