We seek to answer a call heard in the voices of people who sit in our circles. Many people express a longing to bring their deep and ceremonial relationship with wild nature into their work lives, homes, relationships and communities. Living the Practices is designed to synthesize the traditions of the School of Lost Borders with spiritual, artistic/creative, personal and professional disciplines and practices.

What is Living the Practices?

Living the Practices integrates ceremonial perspectives into everyday life, work and practices.

Lost Borders teachers and guides offer these programs as a way of ongoing incorporation, going deeper into personal calling and strengthening professional and personal skills. Some programs are designed for experienced School of Lost Borders participants who want to dive further into various aspects of the work and others are for those interested in specific subjects.

They all have the school’s traditions in common: The Four Shields, Solo Time in Nature, Nature as Teacher, and Storytelling and Mirroring.


Living the Practices

Nature of Council

Sep 16th, 2017 - Sep 23rd, 2017

How do we remember all our relations, embrace differences, and find our own voices, all while opening to others?  It seems more than ever an essential moment in our nation and in the world, to awaken this deeply relational heart/mind.

Offering from Ukraine: Crisis and Meaning: Renewing the Dance of Life

Jun 14th, 2017 - Jun 18th, 2017
As human beings we all have the capability to determine who we are in the world we live in through meanings. We use these meanings to define our past, become more aware of our present, and attempt to forecast our future. 

The Muse: Personal Creativity through the Four Shields

Jul 19th, 2017 - Jul 23rd, 2017
Emerald North

 The muse is an unfathomable creative force that lives within and around us. The Muse is our inspiration for creation. Many of us have forgotten the physical sense and presence of our muse. We knew it as children and at moments of great transitions in our lives. We sense the deep importance of turning our attention to creativity for its own sake, not for profit or fame, but as an active and lively intercourse with our own personal nature as creative beings.