If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Photo by Ellen Tynan

Sugarloaf Walk (Early Summer)

Spring shot 2What would it be like to enter the landscape and walk the land in a sacred way? What might we discover about ourselves and this living system we call home, if we were to slow down and mindfully explore both our inner and outer landscape? Hindus and Buddhists circumambulating Tibet’s Mount Kailash. Pilgrims trekking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Indigenous Australians following the Songlines of their land. Hiei-zan monks in Japan practicing 1000-day walking meditations. For thousands of years and in almost every culture and spiritual tradition, people have walked the land as a way of connecting with the sacred nature of the life within and around them.

Our  walk will be interspersed with stops for meditation, readings, and qi gong (with James Foulkes) to bring a greater awareness to our experience of being with and on the earth. As Gary Snyder said about his and others’ circumnambulation of Mt. Tamalpais in the early ‘60s – “The main thing is to pay your regards, to play, to engage, to stop and pay attention. It’s just a way of stopping and looking — at yourself, too.

Come celebrate the arrival of summer! Join us on the mountain and allow the energy of the season help you awaken more fully to your life!

  • The winter walk is adjusted for length and difficulty depending on conditions.  The walk could be as short as 3 miles or as long as 5 miles.
  • We will meet at the East View parking lot at Sugarloaf Mt, Dickerson, MD at 9 am.  The day will finish about 3 pm.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20

Register for the walk at www.imcw.org.

Questions? Contact Ellen: e@wildpresence.org.

June 26, 2016 9:00 AM - June 26, 2016 3:00 PM
Sugarloaf Mountain
Dickerson, bbMD