Sacred Passage Retreat
Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness, AZ USA
April 12th - 25th, 2020
Located in Southeast Arizona near the borders of Mexico and New Mexico, the isolated Chiricahua Mountains have played host to Vision Quests for thousands of years. Accompanied by red-tailed hawks and golden eagles soaring among peaks at eight and nine thousand foot elevations, a Sacred Passage retreat here offers you a unique opportunity to explore your intrinsic spiritual connection to all of Nature, and to the ultimate Source of all Being.
The Chiricahuas are one of Way of Nature’s favorite base camps and Nature Quest/Sacred Passage destinations. The lush old growth canyon forests and cool streams adorn the landscape where an ancient volcano erupted 27 million years ago. Today this remote wilderness is home to golden eagles, trogons and even coatimundis. These lovely mountains combine the amazingly rich plant communities of the Rockies from the north, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts to the west and east, and the subtropical Sierra Madre Mountains to the south, creating an incredibly unique, diverse ecosystem.
Sacred Passage in the Chiricahuas has provided support for many people seeking greater creativity & clarity, renewed energy and a pathway for their life purpose to open. Many report a feeling of liberation from suffering, leading to a more peaceful, fulfilling and tranquil life. John has discovered stone meditation seats throughout this ancient vision quest valley, which he will teach you to use during your Awareness Training. Numerous individuals have accomplished profound spiritual openings with the help of these primordial shamanic sites.
"I feel deeply changed by the experience in Arizona... I feel as though many more knowings have been awakened in me that have yet to manifest themselves. I feel connected to a wise intuition deep inside me in a way I've never known before. But the main thing I have noticed since the sacred passage has been a feeling of fearlessness - not recklessness or arrogance - but just feeling very confident and aware and centered and relaxed about how life is going."
~Heather Purcell, Sacred Passage, Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness, Arizona
Surrounded by the transporting beauty of your environment, John P. Milton provides five days of Awareness Training to prepare you for your solitary AllOne time, and to help you reintegrate upon your return. The core of these teachings are based on the WoN Twelve Principles, which are essentialized spiritual teachings inspired by many Earth-connected lineages.
During your awareness training and wilderness solo, known as AllOne time, you will learn powerful and practical ways to transmute old patterns and habits. With no cell phones, reading, writing or distractions during your solo, you have a unique and rare opportunity to be in an environment that supports you in your quest for presence and Source awareness. It's just you and the glorious gifts of contemplative and energy practices, surrounded by the magnificence of Nature. Participants emerge from this experience refreshed with a radiant and joyful new vitality to meet life’s challenges.
Some of the practices you will learn are: Meditation, Qi Gong, GaiaFlow, wilderness skills, overtoning, techniques for transforming blocked emotions, and the Eleven Directions Ceremony, and many more!
Our private base camp cabins, constructed of local stone, are located next to the Chiricahua Wilderness Area. They provide comfortable support during Awareness Training with a full kitchen, refrigeration, shower and camping facilities. A lovely stream flows through our retreat center, making stream bathing possible, and deep pine forests surround us - filled with ideal locations for our outdoor Awareness Training prior to your AllOne time.
Your safety and well-being is of our utmost concern; in fact, participating in a Passage is as safe as going camping. A uniquely designed "buddy system" with daily checkpoints allows you, your fellow Passagers, and your Guide to verify the safety of everyone involved, while still honoring your solitude. In addition, a base camp is located nearby, and a whistle call brings an adjoining Passager or Guide into your site within a few minutes.
(exact days of training and AllOne time are subject to change due to weather and preparedness of participants)
April 12th: Arrival/Travel Day (Please plan on arriving sometime in the early afternoon)
April 13th - 14th: Awareness Training to prepare you for your AllOne Time
April 15th - 22nd: AllOne Time solo at chosen site in Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness
April 23rd - 24th: Reintegration Training
April 25th: Departure/Travel Day
Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness, Arizona (about 2 hours outside of Tucson, Arizona, the nearest airport). You will be camping during the entire retreat.
Teacher: John P. Milton
Cost: $2,160.00 USD (Price only includes Passage fees)
*Can't afford the full price right now? Reserve your spot by paying a 50% deposit online! Just choose 'Deposit Payment' on the 'Payment Type' drop down menu during checkout. The remaining amount will be due 30 days prior to the start of the event.
"Cultivating Natural Liberation: Teachings on reconnecting with the 3 Natures, vol 1" by John P. Milton
"Sky Above, Earth Below: Spiritual Practice in Nature" by John P. Milton
Please bring both books with you to use during the Passage.
If you have a large group that exceeds our capacity limit (20 people) for this program, please contact us directly to explore the options available to you. In many cases, we may be able to arrange a custom retreat that meets the requirements needed to accommodate your group. If you are a business owner who would like to learn more about group retreats for your employees, and the benefits that reflect on your business as a result of such a program, please visit the Organizational and Leadership Development section of this website.
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If you choose to trust, the natural world will bring you profound peace, self-respect and revelation.