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Pilgrimage in the Pacific NW

Shalem Institute
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You are invited! Join us for: Connecting to Earth’s Rhythm—A Pilgrimage of Drumming, Silence and Soul in the Pacific Northwest, September 21-28, 2018.

The Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas in Washington state offer a rare and unique experience of rugged terrain, plentiful life, and ecosystems so rich anddiverse that they abundantly sustain body, mind and spirit. Anchored by the Olympic Mountains, this liminal space is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

On this pilgrimage, we will explore and honor land, sea and sky as we tune in to the spectacular beauty and stillness all around us. It will be our honor to learn Earth wisdom from First Nation peoples who have lived for generations in this area. We'll find opportunities for connection through drumming, silence, and shared experience.

As we slow our pace, we become more aware of the natural Earth rhythms and sacredness of this world; as we still our voice, we come home to the Wisdom within and around us. We invite you to dedicate a week and join with us to walk in beauty with Earth's heartbeat, to feed our souls, and to reaffirm our place in Creation.

Lodging: Seabeck Conference Center is located on 90 beautiful acres with sweeping views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. The grounds are reminiscent of a small village, complete with walkways that meander past manicured lawns, fruit orchards, and wooded trails. In your free time you can wander the trails, swim or boat in the lagoon, or beach comb when the tide is out.