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Hear a recording from July 11th of Joanne Shenandoah with Doug Grunther on WDST Woodstock Roundtable.

Huichol Art TatewariVisit the Huichol Art Project

Summer/Fall Programs

(or view all upcoming events)

Sufism – the Path of Love and Knowledge with Tasnim Hermila Fernandez

September 17-19, 2010

Wisdom Keeper Series: Drumming and Storytelling with Bob & Lee Nitsch of the Seneca Tribe

September 25-26, 2010

Fire Ritual: Healing Relationship with Ancestors with Malidoma Somé

October 1-3, 2010

Healing Camp: 5-Days of Traditional Huichol Shamanic Healing
with Eliot Cowan

October 4-9, 2010

“Ubuntu Ubunzulu” – The Depth of Humanity – A Xhosa Sangoma Medicine Workshop with Ancestral Blessing/Purification
with John Lockley

October 28-31, 2010



August 13–15, 2010
Introduction to Plant Spirit MedicineSM Listening to the Wisdom of Plant Spirits
with Safia Johnson and Carla Leftwich

Safia Johnson and Carla LaftwichPlant Spirits have lived in a balanced and sustainable way from the beginning of time; their profound healing wisdom has never been more important to humankind than it is now. In this weekend workshop we will reclaim our innate ability to listen and speak to the spirits of plants. Register for Introduction to Plant Spirit MedicineSM by July 30, 2010.

August 13–15, 2010
Cooking With Coral, Part 2
– Market to Table

with Coral Rich

Coral RichRegain your intimate and sacred connection to food by joining Coral, the BDC's chef-extraordinaire, as she leads you through the vibrant freshness of the Farmer's Market, and magically brings you on its journey to the table. Register for Cooking With Coral  by July 30, 2010.

September 3–4, 2010
Wisdom Keeper Program: The Maori Waitaha and the Trail of the Prophecy Journeys
with Nancy Moore

Nancy MooreExplore the peace-seeking and harmonious origins of a matriarchal society in a surviving Maori lineage, endorsed by the Waitaha nation in accordance with the histories and prophesies of the ancient ones.
Register for the Wisdom Keeper Program with Nancy Moore by September 4, 2010.

September 17–19, 2010
Sufism – The Path of Love and Knowledge
with Tasnim Hermila Fernandez

Tasnim Hermila FernandezDive deeply into the universal stream of Love, Harmony, and Beauty as Murshida Tasnim shares teachings and practices to help support us in
"polishing the mirror of our heart."
Register for Sufism – The Path of Love and Knowledge
by September 3, 2010.

September 25–26, 2010
Wisdom Keeper Program: Drumming and Storytelling
with Bob & Lee Nitsch of the Seneca Tribe

Bob and Lee NitschOpen a doorway to a greater connection with spirit through the tribal Rhythms and Legends of the Wolfclan Teaching Lodge.
Register for the Wisdom Keeper program with Bob & Lee Nitsch
by September 25, 2010.



Fireball 2010 – The Fire Within

BDC Business meetings was a success in all ways imaginable from the money raised to the beautiful weather to the ceremonies with the land and river to clowns performing in the rain to melodic music of...

Volunteer Gratitude.
Laugh. Play. Love. Serve. Grow.

The Fire The spirit of Iyari has blossomed in the past three months, providing each guest and Elder with a deeper sense of home, and giving rise for many others to explore the calling of the heart in the form of selfless service. By answering this call to service you have also helped the new Center Staff become more deeply connected to this community, to our...

Upcoming Work Weekend

BDC GroundsIn response to your call to selfless service, and in gratitude for your priceless offerings to us, we would like to extend an invitation to come 'home' again to celebrate this community and to connect more deeply to the spirit of Iyari. From August 25th to August 29th, we will be hosting a week-long...

Brian and BuffyWelcome the Dynamic Marketing Duo

We are thrilled to welcome two new people to the Blue Deer Center team, both of whom joined us for the Fireball and our recent summer business meetings. Many of you already know Buffy Aakaash. Buffy lives in Seattle where he serves the local community as a...