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Zen Hiking - An Alpine Trek with Michael Stone

ENSO Society for Contemplative Engagement

Friday, 23 June 2017 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, 27 June 2017 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Zen Hiking - An Alpine Trek with Michael Stone

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Zen Hike with Michael Stone 2 Apr 2017 $1,250.00 $46.25 $64.81

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Cathedral Provincial Park, British Columbia

Located between the dense, wet forests of the Cascade Mountains and the desert-like Okanagan Valley, this mountainous park offers a rich variety of terrain including jagged mountain peaks, flower-dappled alpine meadows, fascinating rock formations, flora and fauna, and azure lakes. It is a true wilderness experience that is definitely for the adventurous.

See the following link for park details.

Program Description

Waking up the Mind & Body through hiking, stillness, study and community.  With the rugged mountains as our backdrop, we will use the 13th century Zen text Mountains and Rivers Sutra as guide for meditative practice.  A retreat into the wilderness to deepen a sense of interconnectedness with all of life, the vastness of the alpine and support we create together in camp life. This retreat welcomes and supports people from all racial and ethnic groups, sex/gender identities, and religions.

June 23-27, 2017
Michael Stone, assisting teacher, Scientist, and ENSO wilderness crew.

Shôken Michael Stone illuminates the ancient teachings and practices of Vipassana meditation, yoga and Mahayana Buddhism for a postmillennial age. Internationally recognized as a transformative visionary, teacher and agent of social change, his work manifests the fusion of committed spiritual practice and social action. Michael is a Fellow in Residence at the University of British Columbia.


Sign up with a friend before February 1st and receive 150.00 dollars discount each!

1250 dollars  (limited bursary positions available).  Payment plan available.  This fee includes transportation to base camp (Ashnola River to Cathedral Lake Base 1 hours), tenting permits, meals and guided retreat program.  While this is a tenting excursion, Cathedral Lakes Lodge does provide simple cabins for an additional fee.  One must be ready to live amongst all alpine elements and hike half and full days. 

Application deadline
24 spaces available.

Additional Details.

  • Secure parking at the Ashnola River (transport to base camp from there).
  • Required Gear: hiking shoes/boots, warm base and outer layers, rain gear/gortex, gloves, hat, very warm sleeping bag, comfortable thermarest, tent, water bottle, mug, napkin, day pack. Please pay attention to weather conditions. Something to sit upon the ground (think light).
  • You will be required to carry your own personal geer 1 k.m. to the camp site.  We will hike from base camp and return to base camp each day (day pack with 2 water bottles).

*Refund Policy

Full refunds will not be issued witin 60 days of departure date.

Refund of paid amount less than 200.00 dollars will be aministered before 60 days to departure.

Have questions about Zen Hiking - An Alpine Trek with Michael Stone? Contact ENSO Society for Contemplative Engagement

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Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park

Friday, 23 June 2017 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, 27 June 2017 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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ENSO Society for Contemplative Engagement

ENSO is dedicated to Mindfulness, Meditation, Contemplative practice and education. Rooted in tradition, alive in this era, we are compassionately engaged and serving to meet the needs of people, society and the environment.

VISION  To support a sincere and dedicated practice community and to serve others by providing mature programs, designed for individual and cultural awakening.

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