The Sevenfold Path to Peace Apprenticeship Program
23-Day Residential Apprenticeship Program
July 2 to 23, 2023
Experience one of the most comprehensive eco-spiritual vegan permaculture lifestyles in Canada. Each year we welcome six enthusiastic individuals to this program.
In a social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to improve the world? This apprenticeship offers grounded skills, knowledge, and perspectives that open the way to a more regenerative future for yourself and the Earth. This hands-on experience unlocks skills and potential, passions and insights to unleash the hero within, and with that, a forest of possibilities to enrich your life and the life of our home planet.
A Sevenfold Path Peace-Walker is a potent catalyst for change and has a deep desire to be part of the global transition we are in the midst of. The world needs people who choose to embrace the invitation to be emissaries of conscious evolution. Pioneering souls who can ‘live the solution’ in all areas of their lives.
Supported by a progressive educational model and a group of kindred spirits who are committed to living life on the same level as you are, we combine skills in Permaculture, organic forest gardening and natural building, live-food nutrition, wild plant foraging, and identification, with the practices and philosophies of Deep Ecology and Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings
“This is a time in history where it’s not enough to know. This is a time to know-how. ~ Dr. Joe Dispenza
Philosophies to support this shift in consciousness include work from Joanna Macy, The Work that Reconnects; Brian Swimme, The Universe Story; Charles Eisenstein, Steven Harold Buhner, Ayurveda and Permaculture principles. You will take this knowledge, information, philosophies and apply them. Go from mind to body to soul, from knowledge to experience to wisdom, from thinking to doing to being.
We invite you to think out of the ordinary, challenge beliefs and choose values that align with your innermost knowing. Fully embracing the interconnectedness of all life, you begin the process of creating a lifestyle filled with passion, purpose, and awe.
What is a Sevenfold Path Peace-Walker?
The Sevenfold Path finds its roots in the ancient teachings of the Essenes. It offers a powerful blueprint for developing practical wisdom, integrity, inner-vision and skills to live vital, harmonious lives in the seven aspects of life: body, mind, emotions, community, creative work, ecology, and spirit. A Sevenfold Path peace-walker is someone who lives life as an adventure, meets challenges straight on, is skilled in self-care, and has the tools for creating change so peace becomes a mighty force for regeneration. Established upon Earth-centered values, the Sevenfold Peace supports individuals to realize their ‘sacred work’ as builders of a planetary community focused on peace and respect for the sacredness of all life.
Live Your Passion and Purpose
This fantastic experience requires commitment and focus. You will acquire the skills and confidence needed to awaken your inner hero and evolve a lifestyle and career that ushers in a new era of peace, joy, love, and compassion.
We welcome you if you feel called to immerse yourself in a transformational, spiritually inspiring adventure of personal growth, healing and awakening. Expect to leave transformed, empowered and revitalized!
What You Will Experience:
As a Sevenfold Path Apprentice, you will participate in a Permaculture lifestyle that attunes you to the rhythms and wonders of nature. Teachings include:
- Daily Shamanu: Earth Wisdom philosophies and Primordial Movement practices
- Organic Forest Gardening
- Ayurvedic Vegan Living Nutrition
- Wild-crafting, plant identification and the energetics of plants
- Natural Building Projects
- Cultivate interpersonal skills and community building
- Spiritual Ecology leadership skills
- Natural healing processes that draw on the wisdom of plants, herbs, air, fire, water, earth & ether
- Deep Nature connection practices
- Visioning and manifestation skills
- Books, DVD’s & CD’s
Most days begin and end with morning practices and sunset meditations. You will have one day a week and most evenings free for study and integration.
Guest presenters will join Shantree & Lorenna Kacera during your Apprenticeship to support your soul-full adventure.
The Forest Gardens
The Living Centre strives to support the elevation of consciousness through our Permaculture garden practices. A diversity of Forest Gardens enhances the beautiful landscape.
Organic Vegan Live-Food Cuisine is pesticide, herbicide-free, with all nutrients intact, warmed to a temperature no higher than 118 degrees, sun-ripened, nutritious and delicious. It is a harmonious diet with a minimum ecological footprint.
We are looking for enthusiastic pioneers dedicated to their personal growth and desire to be of service to the world. Your responsibilities as part of the Apprenticeship Program are to attend all classes; participate whole-heartedly in the daily schedule, which includes: daily practices, classes and workshops; learn in the gardens, kitchen and general care of the Centre, be in line with the program dharma, be on time and committed to be here and have a positive, caring attitude. That’s it!