wIld ChRIST, wILD eARth, wIlD SelF
An Online Weekend Intensive | April 15-17, 2021
The Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self Weekend Intensive is an experiential, nature-based, immersive program to help you remember your primary participation in sacred Earth. In the face of profound ecological and social challenges, an ecological awakening is happening among people from diverse communities of faith and spirituality across the planet. This deep and wild intensive is an introduction to the animated and inter-connected conversation between all things.
This program is for those individuals who sense that their old ways of believing, being, and doing are inadequate for the tasks ahead. We invite all who feel their longing to take their unique and vital role in the emergence of a New Story of reconnection.
Seminary of the Wild offers nature-based tools, practices, teachings, experiences, and support for your inner transformation with a band of wild pilgrims and guides as you move toward your wild calling during this period of turbulence leading us into profound transformation that Joanna Macy calls "The Great Turning.”
Helena Norberg-Hodge - Thursday, April 15th
Helena Norberg-Hodge is founder and director of Local Futures, previously known as the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Local Futures is a non-profit organization "dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide."
An outspoken critic of economic globalization, Norberg-Hodge co-founded – along with Jerry Mander, Doug Tompkins, Vandana Shiva, Martin Khor and others – the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) in 1994. She is a leading proponent of localization as an antidote to the problems arising from globalization, and founded the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) in 2014.
Norberg-Hodge produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness (2011), which lays out her arguments against economic globalization and for localization. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "preserving the traditional culture and values of Ladakh against the onslaught of tourism and development." In 2012, she received the Goi Peace Award for "her pioneering work in the localization movement”.
Reclaim a sense of sacred relationship with Earth - Explore themes of incarnation and full embodiment in deep communion with Earth. Participants will experience a re-enchantment taking a deep dive into the innate and hidden resources of their own intimate belonging to the world.
Remember your own wild authenticity - Explore your own hidden wholeness, the "treasure hidden in the field" of the Wild Self, encountered through parables, dreams, deep imagery, shadow work and Self-healing practices.
Rewild your spiritual life - Reckoning with the ways your beliefs may have been formed within a religious system that colluded with colonizing and patriarchal agendas. An ecospiritual lens offers access to the Cosmic and Wild Christ as a path to a spirituality that is integrated with the natural world.
Thursday, April 15th
Friday, April 16th
Saturday, April 17th
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Program Orientation with the Seminary of the Wild founders.
9:00 - 11:30 am PDT
Wild Earth: Participating in Sacred Relationship with Earth
We will explore the themes of incarnation, embodiment, communion, and the re-enchantment of Earth by looking toward the mystics of the Christ tradition and our own experiences of intimate connection with the Earth. You will be invited to experience the innate and hidden resources of your own intimate belonging to the whole of the natural world.
11:30 am – 4:00 pm PDT
Asynchronous Practices for Wild Earth: wandering on your own
4:00 – 5:00 pm PDT
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Opening keynote and Q&A with Helena Norberg-Hodge
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Wild Self: Clarifying a Sense of Your Wild Authenticity
We will explore our own hidden wholeness, the “treasure hidden in the field” of the Self encountered through parables, dreams, deep imagery, shadow work and self-healing practices.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT
Asynchronous Practices for Wild Self: Wandering on your own
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Wild Christ: Reclaiming a Wild Spiritual Life:
We will explore the historical narrative of the Christian church in collusion with both empire and culture, supporting the domestication of our original wildness. Practices offered will help explore the concepts of the Cosmic and Wild Christ that speaks to our ecological crisis.
5:30 pm – Next Session
Asynchronous Practices for Wild Christ: Wandering on your own
8:30 am – 11:00 am PDT
Wild Call: Embodying Your Authentic Identity As A Unique Gift to the Word
We will explore rewilding our “call” as leaders, and what it means to embody one’s authentic identity as a unique gift to the world. Today will focus on practical steps for the cultivation of wholeness and integrating practices from the week into your life’s work.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT
Asynchronous Practices for Wild Call: Wandering on your own
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Founders Introduction of the Seminary of the Wild Eco-Ministry Program
Wild Commitment Ceremony
5:30 pm – End of Program