Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages

Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team


Event Details

This event is running from 31 March 2019 until 15 December 2019. It is next occurring on March 31, 2019 9:00 am

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  • Cost: $150-$250 sliding scale (for 4 walks)

~Co-sponsored by Walking Water~

Join us for a series of four seasonal pilgrimages led by Walking Water co-founder, Kate Bunney and Walking Water team members. Participants will walk together for a day each season in Point Reyes National Seashore on a combination of the Muddy Hollow and Estero trails. The landscape offers diverse environments including forest, streams, coastal scrub, and chaparral, incredible views of the Estero and ocean, and even tule elk. With a distance of roughly 6 miles, it is a beautiful, mid-range walk with some strenuous elevations and descents—a perfect path for a journey through the four seasons.

On these walks, we will explore and practice the meaning of pilgrimage within the environmental, political and cultural contexts of our times. We will reclaim and redefine what it means to be on pilgrimage, and embody our collective and individual questions. Walking the same route each season—often in silence—supports self-reflection, witnessing and observation. The thread that guides us is our steps towards restoring our relations with land, fire, water and peoples. Group size is limited.

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before March 31st. Prior to 7 days before this event, there is a $15 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

Kate Bunney

Kate Bunney was born and raised in the UK. Surrounded by water on all sides, she learned to swim and sail as soon as she could. From an early age she witnessed many disparities in our human world and began searching for the places where change was happening, for the better. For 15 years, Kate lived in one of the most progressive communities in the world and focused on educational programs and consultancy for communities in conflict areas, fundraising, global networking, organizing and public relations. One of her main roles was organizing and walking Pilgrimage, through Israel and Palestine, Colombia and Europe, as a way of empowering social action and re-discovering our potential as agents of change. In 2012 Kate founded Walking Water–a pilgrimage with the waters–as a way to inspire us to be in community, be in relation with the waters and the places we live, and ultimately to experience the huge potential we all have to create change. Kate has a degree with honors in Psychology and a Masters in Women’s Studies with focus on epistemology. She is a member of the Beyond Boundaries team, a Council carrier, and community consultant. In 2016, she joined the Weaving Earth team as a public relations officer and pilgrimage teacher.

Geography of Hope

In 2019, Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, film screenings, conversations and art exhibits that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”

More Upcoming Offerings

Feb 23

Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims & Tourists Toby McLeod and Chief Caleen Sisk

Mar 1

The Sacred Work of Grief Community Grief Ritual with Francis Weller

Mar 16

Geography of Hope: Pilgrimage Redefined Kate Bunney, Gigi Coyle, John Francis, Desirae Harp, Michael Preston & Weston Pew

Mar 21

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Apr 13

Our Common Home Summit: Spiritual Ecology in Education and Action Joanna Macy, Corrina Gould and Spiritual Ecology Leaders

Apr 19

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

May 7

Barry Lopez Author of Horizon

May 18

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

May 19

Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit & Loss Toby McLeod & Melissa Nelson

Jun 17

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Jul 16

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Sep 8

Standing on Sacred Ground: Fire & Ice Toby McLeod & Corrina Gould