Teaching Rites of Passage for 35 Years

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Corona Virus Update - Leaning into the Unknown

As we make preparations for the upcoming programs at Lost Borders, we are staying closely informed about the coronavirus spread and how it may affect our ceremonies. While there are no known cases of the virus reported near our locations, travel restrictions and recommended social distancing and shelter in place orders might affect some of our upcoming programs.  We are actively monitoring the scientific news of the virus and latest recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In case of program cancellation, we will do our best to offer remote guide support and encourage individual ceremonies closer to home. 


When and where we can conduct programs safely, we will do so with a newly developed enhanced wilderness community health protocol to protect the health of our participants and guides as well as the safeguard the most vulnerable parts of the general population from further spread.


We are feeling deep grief as we turn into the possibility of program cancellations. At the same time, we see the grief mirrored in many shapes and forms, around us, in our local community and in communities around the world. Life as we know it has been suspended. In some real way, as humans we are finding ourselves in a collective threshold, at this moment in time, facing many unknowns, and emerging fears about the sustainability of our lives, medically, as well as financially and socially.   


At a time when there is much talk of 'social distancing' and 'isolation', may we remember the two-fold nature of crisis: danger and opportunity.  While we 'hunker down', in the fierce storm of these times, may we become pilgrams and hermits, and use the intimacy of the moment to receive some of the age old blessings of solitude and retreat.  May there be moments of gift in the space of silence and non-doing, and the invitation for creative dreaming, even in the midst of fears over the future.  May we resist the temptation to take our entire life online and pretend we can manage 'business as usual' but rather find the courage to contemplate our lives and callings of our heart more deeply.  


Whatever your particular way is in this time of so many unknowns, know that you are in our hearts and prayers.  Over the coming weeks we hope to share as many resources as possible to support the 'bare bones' of the ceremony in creative ways, to hold, witness and move with all that is arising in the collective consciousness. 


For general inqueries on self-generated ceremonies in this time of collective crisis, feel free to reach out to school@lostborders.org for resources and support.  For questions about an upcoming program, please contact your guide directly.


With love from all of us at Lost Borders


Note:  We encourage you to stay informed through the CDC, and the World Health Organization.