The Sevenfold Path Residential Apprenticeship Program
August 11 – 20, 2023
August 11 – 30, 2023
Experience one of the most comprehensive eco-spiritual vegan Permaculture lifestyles in Canada. Each year we welcome six enthusiastic individuals to this program.
As systems that we have counted on for decades continue to crumble it opens space for new ways of living to emerge that will support the integrity of all life. This Apprenticeship program offers time-tested skills, knowledge, and perspectives from ancient and modern roots 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 applicable in regenerating your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life.
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, living 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 our relationship with our beautiful living Planet include the teachings of Joanna Macy, The Work that Reconnects; Brian Swimme, Charles Eisenstein, Steven Harold Buhner, Ayurveda and Permaculture. You will learn the knowledge, information, and philosophies – and then 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 the Sevenfold Path?
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: Inner Peace, Earth as Living Organism, Planetary Stewardship, Right Livelihood, Sacredness of All Life, Ego Transcendence and Oneness.
During your apprenticeship, you are walked through each of the Sevenfold Path to give you the skills to meet life as an adventure, face challenges straight on, and have the tools for creative 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
We welcome you 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 teachings and practices
- Classroom time
- Organic Forest Gardening
- Ayurvedic Vegan Living Nutrition
- Wild-crafting, plant identification and the energetics of plants
- Natural Building Projects
- Cultivating interpersonal skills and community building
- Spiritual Ecology leadership skills
- Deep Nature connection practices that draw on the wisdom of plants, herbs, air, fire, water, earth & ether
- Books and articles
- In the 10-day program, half of the day will be spent in class time on the philosophies and ‘how tos’ of living a connected life. There will be one day off for rest and contemplation.
- The 20-day program includes all of the above with more time spent in the hands-on experience. There will be 2.5 days for rest and contemplation.
- Incorporated in your experience is time for study.
Shantree & Lorenna Kacera, owners and directors of The Living Centre (est 1983)
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; hands-on learning 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!