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Reconnecting with the Land and Nature at Ardantane

Saturday, August 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Come back to the land, and immerse yourself in relaxation, healing, and play. We will have activities to help you deepen your understanding and connections to nature, plus time for meditation, walking the labyrinths, photography, painting, gentle discussion and sharing, and whatever feeds your soul.

Bring a potluck dish or two, and beverages.  Both lunch and dinner will be potluck feasts, and, weather permitting, we will have a fire with s’mores. sharing stories and songs, maybe drumming, in the evening.

Come join in when you want, for as long as you want.

Also a service project on the land, for the land, for those who want to join in.

This one day and into the night event will be a way to establish your connection to Ardantane after all the months of quarantine.

Fee:  a good will donation, based on what you can afford.  Please register below if you can, so we know how many people to expect.

Proof of vaccinations required for all attendees over 12 years old.  Bring a mask for indoor events.

No dogs, please.

Schedule for the day into evening

9:00     OPENING RITUAL    Brief; welcome and thankfulness to the spirits of the land.

9:30     CAMPUS TOURS    Short tour 30 minutes, Outback Tour 45 minutes more

10:00    SERVICE PROJECT for the land: Check dams and plantings for erosion control/land restoration? Or build the third labyrinth? Or…? (OPTIONAL EVENT)

11:30    THE HISTORY OF ARDANTANE – Presentation and discussion in the Dome, 60 minutes

1:00    CAMPUS TOUR    Short tour 30 minutes, Outback Tour 45 minutes more

4:00    THE WILDLIFE OF ARDANTANE, AND WHAT IT TEACHES US – Presentation and discussion in the Dome, 60 minutes

All day    SHADY NOOK CONVERSATIONS: There will be Ardantane staff members in the Shady Nook all day; come rest, hydrate, and enjoy conversation together at any time.

All day    SCAVENGER HUNT; Find 20+ things; take pictures of them, get a prize!

All day   FREE TIME to wander, meditate, take photos, do personal ritual, walk the labyrinths, visit the shrines

6:00    POTLUCK/PICNIC DINNER: Bring dinner for your party OR a contribution to a potluck.

7:00    RITUAL FOR VIVERE: Offering thanks and an energy boost to the draconiform elemental spirit who guards our land.

7:30    BARDIC CAMPFIRE: Sharing songs, stories, and poetry together around the fire. Will there be s’mores?

9:00    CLOSING. Those who made arrangements are welcome to stay overnight (cabins, camping, RVs)

For directions to Ardantane, contact Azrael at  Have questions? Contact Amber at 505-469-7777.



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Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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