The intention of this offering is to explore how we show up for indigenous led prayer walk and/or how we can become allies with peoples, lands and waters. How do we embody solidarity in real time. Using pilgrimage and prayer walks as our guide, we will walk the path from listening to responding to what is happening in the world around and within us. This will be a journey from vision to implementation.
Organizing and walking in this way asks us to:
- Listen to the stories of the lands, peoples, waters that we walk with, and through deep listening, become responsible with what we learn
- Be in relationship with what is around us in every moment, and with every step respond to what is new (ie, a different location, a different story)
- Find and live our questions together in community
- Keep moving and be in flow
Through the session we will explore the themes and practices that enable us to respond to our current world situation. This includes protocols and permission, collaboration and partnership, vision, responsibility and fundraising as well as many other elements that go into being a good ally to prayer walks/pilgrimage.
Much of the group sharing will be based in story, emergent, and deeply grounded in years of experience organizing both local and global prayer walks. The weekend is led by Desirae Harp and Kate Bunney.
The is a collaboration between Black Mountain Circle, Walking Water, Beyond Boundaries and Weaving Earth.
Dates: May 22-24
Location: TBD – near to Berkeley/Marin
Costs: We offer a price of $200 per session to cover minimal costs and ask that those who can make larger gifts of $350 or more. Your generosity is important and we do not want to turn anyone away because of costs.
We aim to make this offering as accessible as possible, and honor the time, experience and monetary costs it takes to offer such an experience. Working with our relationship to money is a key element in how we organize and co-create together so we invite everyone who wants to participate to actively engage in that relationship building from the start.
Accommodation/Food: This is a non-residential offering, and lunch each day is potluck.
Please send a letter of intention and deposit of $100 to Kate Bunney (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 15th. Maximum participants is 20.