The Mirror of Nature Retreat planned for Sept! Check calendar page for more details.

Be Still.


What in Your Life is Calling You?

Live your life with passion, meaning and purpose.

At Vermont Wilderness Rites, we guide individuals toward a better understanding of themselves and the natural world through a variety of programs that encourage self awareness, reverence for the Earth, and relationships that foster interconnection with All Beings. 


Vermont Wilderness Rites honors and respects the land of the Abenaki people, N'dakinna, which includes Vermont.  We give gratitude for the ancestors of this beautiful, verdant land and those who continue to steward their traditional homelands.  Recognizing the pervasive appropriation of the ceremonies of First Peoples, Vermont Wilderness Rites strives to use only self created ceremony and ceremony that rises up out of personal experience on the land including songs, sacred herbs, and rituals,  and to name the source of all prayers, songs and poems that are offered in our programs.  




What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned... The lists laid aside, and the Wild Iris blooms by itself in the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?

In the silence between your heartbeat bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there?

Come, Come, Come, Whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. Even if you have come one thousand times before. Come yet again, Come.

- Mevlana Rumi

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