“People, especially people in crisis, are naturally attracted to water. Just the sight of a large body of water brings a feeling of quiet and peace, a feeling of home. Water resets a system gone dry. In this western culture the most crucial task requiring the reconciling energy of water may be the confrontation of overwhelming contradictory emotions carried by people.” – Malidoma Patrice Somé.

 

OPENING THE LAND WORK WEEKEND Postponed to April 24-25 2021

Join us to kick off this year’s Water season at East Coast Village.

Come to our Opening the Land weekend and help get us set up for the season. Open the kitchen; put the tarp over the fire pit social area; freshen up the Lodge and cabins; rake the leaves to the shrine area, the upper cabins and the water ritual and lower tent platform areas.

In the spirit of reciprocity this weekend is free of charge. In exchange for your good will and shared work, the Spirit of the Land will reciprocate in this Water Year by supporting you with your personal goals and desires.

Sometime Saturday afternoon, a mini Ritual will take place. Please bring an offering for the Shrine.

Come and be a part of the ritual reciprocity dance!

Bring your gifts, passion and indigenous soul.

Bring your gloves and clothing to work and feel comfortable outdoors. And bring a meal to share with one another.

RSVP by clicking TAKE THIS COURSE BUTTON or contact Robert Walker at corpsecty@eastcoastvillage.org or call 518-658-0122

 

Cost and Logistics

Lodging – sleep in Lodge or stay in a cabin or tent.

In the spirit of reciprocity this weekend is free of charge. In exchange for your good will and shared work, the Spirit of the Land will reciprocate in this Water Year by supporting you with your personal goals and desires. If you wish to make a reciprocity donation when you register, you can click on Donate on the Home Page and receive a charitable tax receipt.

The meals will be potluck. Bring a potluck meal for 8 to share Please select “I will bring my own meals” on the following registration form.

 

This event starts on Saturday morning and ends on Sunday morning.

East Coast Village, Cherry Plain, NY.

Usual list warm outdoor clothing, work gloves MEALS – bring a potluck meal for 8 to share Sometime Saturday afternoon, a mini Ritual will take place. Please bring an offering for the Shrine. We’ve provided a basic list of the essential gear you will need. Please go here for the list. Most important is warm clothing, rain gear and camping essentials – flashlights, sleeping bag, tent etc.

To attend, click TAKE THIS COURSE BUTTON

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