The SUMMONED by the EARTH Gaia Mandala Convergence is the first of what we hope will be an annual tradition for Gaia Mandala Global Healing Community members to converge from different nodes all over the globe and meet in-person for a retreat to deepen our group practice, activate the Earth Treasure Vase Mandala, and celebrate our community!
Assisted by Rasul Bravo & Rick Jansen
With two special guests we are honored to have join us:
Julian Silburn & Master Mingtong Gu
We are excited to welcome Gaia Mandala community member from Perth, Australia, acclaimed soundhealer, Julian Silburn to New Mexico! During the retreat, Julian will guide us through sound healing meditations to empower personal and collective healing throughout the Gaia Mandala.
From Perth, Australia, we are excited to welcome Gaia Mandala community member, acclaimed soundhealer, Julian Silburn to New Mexico! Taught by a number of Yolngu elders in Arnhemland and Noongar elders in Western Australia, Julian has collaborated with them musically and culturally over many years, and received their blessing for using the didjeridu in his healing, performance and teaching work. He is committed to respectfully impart the spirit of what he was taught and to connect people with nature through various rhythms, songs and nature calls. During the retreat, Julian will share his wisdom and guide us through sound healing meditations to empower personal and collective healing throughout the Gaia Mandala.
We are honored that Master Mingtong Gu will assist us to harness our energy through the practice of Qigong during the retreat in order to accelerate our healing personally and globally. Named Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Master Mingtong Gu shares the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times and is a sought-after healer, practitioner, and teacher. He and his wife, Linling, are the resident founders of The Chi Center.
Cynthia Jurs met her root teacher, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in the early 1980s, and in 1994 received his transmission of Dharmacharya, becoming a teacher in his tradition, the Order of Interbeing. In 1990 she traveled to a remote cave in Nepal to meet the 106-year-old Lama Kushok Mangden Rinpoche (aka Charok Rinpoche) from whom she received the practice of the Earth Treasure Vases. In 2018 she was made an honorary Lama at Tolu Tharling Gompa in Nepal by Ngawang Tsultrim Zangpo Rinpoche. Today, Cynthia is forging a new path of dharma in service to Gaia, deeply rooted in the feminine, honoring indigenous traditions, and teaching an embodied, engaged, sacred activism dedicated to global healing and collective awakening. Cynthia teaches meditations and leads pilgrimages and through the nonprofit, Alliance for the Earth, she also works with former combatants in Liberia to build peace through mindfulness. She lives at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico where she is often found walking in the wilderness with her dog or gardening with husband. You can find more about Cynthia here.
Nikole Rosaria lives with her family on a small, educational non-profit farm in Ohio, Heartbeat Learning Gardens. Inside of a global vision of re-birth in sacred relationship, she dedicates herself locally to community and habitat healing, and cultural adaptation and regeneration from the ground up. She is trained as a Cultural Anthropologist; Serves her community as an Artist and Educator; and Creates from a Healer’s lens. She leads classes on ecology and community herbalism in the gardens, and teaches and performs Southern Italian drum and dance, and loves bringing them together for seasonal community celebrations. Nikole is passionate about musical storytelling that emerges from the dreamtime, and from the messy, honest path of relational transformation in these times. For the last 15 years, Nikole has been sitting inside of diverse, peer-group led circles focused on healing and empowerment – including the use of somatic, trauma-informed, nature-based, ritual and expressive arts practices. She actively explores themes of lineage; belonging; having tea with her shadows; empowering creative relationship patterns outside the distress of systemic oppression; ancient and emergent mythic narratives; how we hold and uplift the next generations. She serves as part-time administrative assistant to Cynthia Jurs and program coordinator in the Gaia Mandala Global Healing Community.
Rick Jansen is passionate about the transformation and healing needed to wake up to the deeper interconnected reality of our lives and to find one’s true and authentic calling in service to the ‘’Great Turning’’. His spiritual path started in 2013 trekking in Nepal where he met Tibetan Buddhism and his first spiritual teacher, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. Currently Rick practices mainly within the Plum Village Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Rick also works as a nature and soul-oriented Purpose Guide™ privately and as a mentor with Purpose Guides Institute. He is stewarding an Earth Treasure Vase (ETV) dedicated to the roots of Tibetan Buddhism and the lineage of this practice, going all the way back to 8th century Tibet. Within the Gaia Mandala Rick co-facilitates an ETV Stewardship Support Group and the monthly Mother Gaia Sadhana. Born in the Netherlands, Rick lives currently a 10-minutes walk away from Plum Village in the South of France. There he spends time with his hands in the dirt on the Happy Farm, a project of organic regenerative agriculture in mindfulness. He enjoys breathing in sitting meditation and taking his slow steps on the walking meditation paths with the Plum Village community. In his free-time Rick loves to hike, cook, write, dance and create or visit theatre. You can find his offerings as a Purpose Guide™ at www.naturesoulpurpose.com.
Rasul Luisa Bravo’s life is rooted in the tender yet wild remembrance of our oneness with creation. In the journey backwards and forwards to this recognition, she has been shaped by studying intuitive plant medicine, regenerative agriculture, non-violent communication, and rituals for communal grief tending. She is dedicated to cultivating the power of communication through writing and narration, song, ritual, prayer and through creative collaboration. Weaving all these threads, Rasul serves as host of the virtual home for the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Community on The Mandala. She also co-facilitates practices offered within the Gaia Mandala Sangha including the Monday Mindfulness Meditation and the Mother Gaia Sadhana to which she has developed a deep connection. Inspired to learn more about the Vajrayana Buddhist Tradition, Rasul has also participated in the Ösel Nyintig program offered through Tara Mandala. Rasul is dedicated to stewarding an Earth Treasure Vase for the restoration of the waters of the world, which has led her back to live in her native land of Colombia, where “paramo” ecosystems that offer a vital source of water, reside.
At this gathering we intend to:
- Celebrate the creation of the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Mandala
- Engage group practices of meditation, movement & working with Earth Treasure Vases in process
- Activate the Mandala’s meridians with sacred sound & prayerful offerings
- Council together on our intentions for collective awakening & global healing
- Deepen bonds of community that nourish & empower each us as holy healing vessels
- Replenish our capacity as Sacred Activists on behalf of Mother Gaia….and more!
Inspired by Cynthia’s forthcoming book,
Summoned by the Earth; Becoming a Holy Vessel for Healing Our World
we invite you to celebrate with us on the Summer Solstice Full Moon of June
at the beautiful Chi Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mark your Calendars!
The Chi Center, Galisteo, NM
The Chi Center is a beautiful 150-acre resort located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe in Galisteo, NM. With breathtaking views of New Mexico’s landscape, the sunsets over the western mountains, and vast night sky, healing emerges as mind and spirit connect. Workshops are held in the beautiful circular building set into the Earth. The grounds include two labyrinths, outdoor fireplaces, fountains, Grandfather and
Grandmother Cottonwood Trees, ancient petroglyphs, a pond with a waterfall and paths for reflection and hiking. They say, this is a place where heaven and earth can meet within you and around you.
There is an abundance of double and single rooms available with Standard and Premium options. We also have a limited number of Economy options available by request. (See below).
The lodging cost includes 3 organic meals each day. The Chi Center offers fresh, small-batch culinary creations that are locally sourced (when possible). Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are standard offerings, and vegan meals can be requested. Please note: the Chi Center is not a kosher kitchen or exclusively gluten-free.
Lodging cost with meals:
Standard Double: $225/night/ $1155 total
Standard Single: $235/night/ $1205 total
Premium Double: $250/night/$1280 total
Premium Single: $260/night/$1330 total
Economy Lodging: Some lodging has been set aside at a reduced cost for those who feel called to this gathering and are experiencing economic hardship, live within lower income brackets, or for young adults. If this describes your circumstance contact: email@example.com
To secure your spot, please send us your deposit of $250 by March 8th.
(Add $9 if you pay with a credit card).
This deposit is required to reserve your place and is non-refundable. (See cancellation policy below)
- All overnight accommodations for 5 nights from June 18-23.
- 3 organic meals a day during retreat
- All facilitated retreat activities
- Full access to the land and facilities
Total Retreat Registration Cost:
- Standard Double: $1155
- Standard Single: $1205
- Premium Double: $1280
- Premium Single: $1330
Please Note: These expenses are not included in the registration fee:
- transportation to-from airport
- Offering of “Dana” for teachers*
* “Dana” means ‘generosity’ in Sanskrit, and is a customary offering in the Buddhist tradition, to be given at the end of a retreat or teaching, as a gesture of gratitude and reciprocity. Our registration fee for this retreat includes only the costs of room and meals, facility rental and supplies. The facilitators do not receive any compensation for their service except for what retreat participants donate at the end of the retreat. Thank you in advance for your additional gesture of generosity!
On the registration form please specify which room type and which payment plan you would like. The balance can be paid in full, or in three installments.
- Fill Out this Registration Form, here.
- Use the registration form to send us a non-refundable deposit of $250 by March 8th. Or send us a wire transfer or check.
- Pay in Full, or sign up for a payment plan.
Online: Payments can be made online during registration via credit card.
NOTE: If you pay using a credit card please add on the 3% supplement to cover the fees of this service.
Check: Make checks payable to: Alliance for the Earth, and mail to: PO Box 8031, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Bank Wire Transfer: If you wish to send payment by bank wire transfer please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your deposit of $250 is non-refundable. After April 18 only 50% will be refunded. After May 18 we can no longer offer refunds.
RETREAT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
If you would like to support others in attending this gathering, please donate here These funds are allocated to those who are called to our gatherings, who are either young adults, or who are experiencing economic hardship. Thank you!
For any questions about registration, accommodations or payment plans, please contact Nikole Rosaria: email@example.com