Desert Nature Retreat

Desert Nature Retreat

Jess Huon and Ronny Hickel

Friday August 17 – Sunday August 26 (10 days)

This nature retreat will take us to the East MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia, where we will base ourselves in a simple bush-camp amongst the spectacular red cliffs of Trephina Gorge. The steep rocky slopes of the ranges rise dramatically from the red desert and give a unique impression of Australian wilderness. The timeless landscape of the East MacDonnell Ranges will supply us with an astonishing setting for our meditation retreat, presenting a rich variety of terrain – from open button-grass plains to high exposed ridges with expansive views, to lush sheltered gorges with permanent water holes and abundant vegetation and wildlife.

The retreat schedule will include generous periods for walking and ‘wandering’ to explore the surrounding country, as well as ample time for sitting meditation, facilitated activities, group circles, yoga, art, music and ceremony. Utilising a combination of silence, movement, discussion and artistic expression we intend to cultivate a space where we can reflect and consider the particular and unique quality of the contribution we make to our environments and the world. We would love to give time for us, as men and women, to be pulled into deeper ground to support the diverse ways we each ‘enter’ life. This could simply involve a refinement of our capacity to just be and rest, or engaging more expressive practices such as writing, movement, or ‘great’ dreaming.

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