Mixed Gender Vision Fast
Sep
13
to Sep 21

Mixed Gender Vision Fast

Go to Nature and Spirit for vision, clarity, purpose, and power. Includes 3 days of fasting and solitude, and follow-up support.

Max group size; 8

$1,200-1,500 (includes nine day vision fast with 3 days and nights of solo time, organic breakfasts and dinners, and four incorporation gatherings) Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Rob Miller and Jenny Russell

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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Four Seasons of Leadership Training
Oct
1
to Aug 31

Four Seasons of Leadership Training

THE FOUR SEASONS OF LEADERSHIP IS A NATURE-BASED LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR WILDERNESS GUIDES, CULTURAL CREATIVES, AND WORLD CHANGERS. 

Let the seeds of your vision, life purpose and innate gifts sprout and grow with the support of a group of talented, enthusiastic peers. Let your roots go deep and branches wide with the inspiration and challenge of skilled guides and mentors. Let your core and trunk be strengthened by the wisdom and experience of compassionate elders. Taste the fruits of your labors in a concluding project of your creation. 

Though this year will at times be inspiring, fun, and a great learning opportunity, it isn't meant to be easy. It is intended to challenge you to your core to grow, mature, quicken, and become the best leader you can be and do your part to create a more healthy, sustainable, and beautiful world. 

The entire year of the Four Seasons of Leadership is an initiatory experience. The skills learned will be useful on their own, for many types of leadership, and specifically as a wilderness rite of passage guide. The 4 Seasons of Leadership can also serve as the first year of the two year Cascadia Quest guides training. 

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Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Mixed Gender Vision Fast
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Mixed Gender Vision Fast

Come hear the stories and celebrate the medicine that the adults of the recent Vision Fast carried back with them. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the firsthand experience of our initiated community members and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about.

This will also be a community potluck. So bring an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for nourishing, sacred ceremony. There will be plenty of people available to answer your questions if you are new. Bring your friends and family.

Location: TBA

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Day Long Medicine Walk
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Day Long Medicine Walk

These short form "medicine" journeys are inspiring and a great way to get a taste of wilderness rites of passage. In this context "medicine" means that which heals, strengthens, and empowers - medicine from your inner wisdom, Nature, and Spirit. For some people medicine walks are moving and for others, surprising life changing. 

Each medicine walk will be on a theme related to the season. There will be time in council (talking circle), a talk on the 4 shields medicine wheel (wheel of life), ceremonial time on the land, then storytelling and mirroring the gifts those stories contain. Each medicine walk is led by trained Cascadia Quest guides and takes places in wilderness areas near Eugene. They can be done individually or as a series. 

Location: At a natural area near Eugene, TBA

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Grieving for A Change - OLYMPIA, WA
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Grieving for A Change - OLYMPIA, WA

Grieving For A Change, a new, action-oriented grieving ceremony facilitated by Rob Miller, will unite us in shared sorrow over the world’s current events and to express personal loss, help purge our pent up emotions, and support the establishment of practical steps to be the change we wish to see in the world.

Join the Olympia community to express the many faces of loss, feel greater clarity and aliveness, and take action for a healthier world.

See the event web page for more info.

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Grieving for A Change - EUGENE, OR
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Grieving for A Change - EUGENE, OR

Grieving For A Change, a new, action-oriented grieving ceremony facilitated by Rob Miller, will unite us in shared sorrow over the world’s current events and to express personal loss, help purge our pent up emotions, and support the establishment of practical steps to be the change we wish to see in the world.

Join the Eugene community to express the many faces of loss, feel greater clarity and aliveness, and take action for a healthier world.

See the event web page for more info.

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CQ Community Potluck
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

CQ Community Potluck

Come and enjoy the nourishment of food and good company. We welcome all of the CQ community and those who wish to get to know us. Come one come all with an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for connection.

Location: TBD

Interested in hosting in the future?
Contact us: circles.cascadia@gmail.com

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Adult Women's Vision Fast
May
8
to May 16

Adult Women's Vision Fast

The Vision Fast is a modern day wilderness rite of passage. It engages one's entire being, requiring each participant to strongly claim their whole self. It is a nine day journey of Nature, Spirit and Community including three days and nights of fasting and solitude in wild nature plus follow-up support.

For more detailed information, please check the page Adult Vision Fasts.

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Mentor Training
May
22
to May 25

Mentor Training

This is an experiential training to deeply understand mentorship particularly in a wilderness context.  Participants will be both mentor and mentee. There will be a focus on working through each mentors “stuff” around adolescence so that they can show up most fully for teens. Topics covered will include: what is a mentor, what is mentoring, the practice and facilitation of council, the basics of mirroring, storytelling , understanding teens, developmental stages, the medicine wheel and its uses, owning ones power,  working with emotion, and more…

This 4 day, 3 night training happens in a beautiful semi-desert area in Central Oregon.  It is appropriate for anyone mentoring or working with youth or adults. This training is mandatory for anyone mentoring with Cascadia Quest.

Participants are responsible for their own food and gear. See more info at http://cascadiaquest.org/mentor-training

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Young Men's Initiation
Jun
20
to Jun 28

Young Men's Initiation

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood with ongoing mentorship for males aged 14 to 18.

Includes nine day initiation with organic breakfast s and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and nine months of mentorship. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Rob Miller and Daniel Kirchhof

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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Young Women's Rite of Passage
Jul
18
to Jul 26

Young Women's Rite of Passage

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood and ongoing mentorship with adult women, for females aged 14 to 18 years old.

Includes nine day initiation with organic breakfast s and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and nine months of mentorship. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guide: Jenny Russell

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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Young Men's Initiation
Jul
31
to Aug 8

Young Men's Initiation

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood with ongoing mentorship for males aged 14 to 18.

Includes nine day initiation with organic breakfast s and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and nine months of mentorship. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Rob Miller and Daniel Kirchhof

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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Adult Mixed Gender Vision Fast
Sep
18
to Sep 26

Adult Mixed Gender Vision Fast

Go to Nature and Spirit for vision, clarity, purpose, and power. Includes 3 days of fasting and solitude, and follow-up support.

Includes nine day program, organic breakfasts and dinners, and four incorporation gatherings. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Rob Miller and Jenny Russell

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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Men's Vision Fast | Death Valley
Oct
28
to Nov 7

Men's Vision Fast | Death Valley

The Vision Fast is a modern day wilderness rite of passage. It engages one's entire being, requiring each participant to strongly claim their whole self. It is a nine day journey of Nature, Spirit and Community including three days and nights of fasting and solitude in wild nature plus follow-up support.

For more detailed information, please check the page Adult Vision Fasts.

Payment plans may be available.

Cost includes nine days of guiding, breakfasts and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and quarterly incorporation gatherings.

Guides for Men’s Quest: Rob Miller and Praveen Mantena

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Adult Mixed Gender Vision Fast | Death Valley
Feb
24
to Mar 6

Adult Mixed Gender Vision Fast | Death Valley

Go to Nature and Spirit for vision, clarity, purpose, and power. Includes 3 days of fasting and solitude, and follow-up support.

Includes nine day vision fast program, organic breakfasts and dinners, and four incorporation gatherings. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Rob Miller and Jenny Russell

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space.

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Ecstatic Dance and Chocolate Elixir Benefit
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ecstatic Dance and Chocolate Elixir Benefit

Elixirz in Eugene is hosting a benefit ecstatic dance event outside their chocolate shop to support the continuing work of Cascadia Quest.

Twenty five percent of sales during the dance (tell them you are there for Cascadia Quest) and fifty percent of door entries will go towards our nonprofit.

Plus, the talented DJ Q Mystique (Meghan Quinn, CQ volunteer and vision faster) will be providing the musical journey. Yay!

We are eager to share the profound work of CQ while getting a groove on. And heck, treating ourselves to an epic house-made chocolate sipping elixer (if you haven't tried one yet....you really should).

Guide, Jenny Russell, will be there to answer questions and share a bit about our work.

If you aren't familiar with what an "ecstatic dance" is, some basic info is available at www.ecstaticdance.com.

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Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Young Women's Rite of Passage
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Young Women's Rite of Passage

Come hear the stories and celebrate the challenges surpassed by the newly initiated young women. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the firsthand experience of our initiated community members and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about.

This will also be a community potluck. So bring an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for nourishing, sacred ceremony. There will be plenty of people available to answer your questions if you are new. Bring your friends and family.

Join us at the Elijah Bristow State Park (Cedar picnic area) from 12pm-5pm!

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Get Real in the Park
Aug
8
12:00 PM12:00

Get Real in the Park

Over and over again, we’ve been told by the youth we serve that they don’t have a place to be real. Get Real is a safe talking circle for teens to ask the difficult questions and be really, truly, listened to. It is a place to be authentic, be respected, and talk about everything that needs saying. It is facilitated by our trained volunteers.

This is a chance for teens to come together, share deeply, and be seen and appreciated exactly as they are.

Meet at the southeast corner of Washington Park (“cheese park” next to the tennis courts).

If you have any questions, please reach out to Geena: 818-917-9969, Geena.isadora@gmail.com.

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Young Women's Rite of Passage
Jul
27
to Aug 4

Young Women's Rite of Passage

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood and ongoing mentorship with adult women, for females aged 14 to 18 years old.

Max group size: 8

$1,500-1,800 (includes nine day initiation with organic breakfast s and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and nine months of mentorship) Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Silvia Talavera and Jenny Russell

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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Get Real in the Park
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Get Real in the Park

Over and over again, we’ve been told by the youth we serve that they don’t have a place to be real. Get Real is a safe talking circle for teens to ask the difficult questions and be really, truly, listened to. It is a place to be authentic, be respected, and talk about everything that needs saying. It is facilitated by our trained volunteers.

This is a chance for teens to come together, share deeply, and be seen and appreciated exactly as they are.

Meet at the southeast corner of Washington Park (“cheese park” next to the tennis courts).

If you have any questions, please reach out to Geena: 818-917-9969, Geena.isadora@gmail.com.

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Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Young Men's Initiation
Jul
6
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Young Men's Initiation

Come hear the stories and celebrate the challenges surpassed by the newly initiated young men. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the firsthand experience of our initiated community members and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about.

This will also be a community potluck. So bring an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for nourishing, sacred ceremony. There will be plenty of people available to answer your questions if you are new. Bring your friends and family.

Join us at Elijah Bristow State Park (Ash picnic area) from 12pm - 5pm!

Details below…

Location:

Elijah Bristow State Park is about nine miles east on Hwy 58, off of Rattlesnake Rd. The turn off is on the north side of the highway. It is right before Dexter Reservoir. The Ash picnic area is at the very end of the driveway into the park. It is the second to last picnic area, before Cedar Picnic area. Find a map of Elijah Bristow here. Ash is at the site marked "group picnicking areas". Vehicle parking is free.

Amenities:

There are bathrooms, running potable water, and picnic tables. The picnic area is in the shade. We will bring extra tables.

Bring:

Potluck items to share (there is no refrigeration there so bring a cooler if needed).

Your own plates, bowls, silverware, serving spoons, cups, etc.

Blanket, chair, or cushion (to sit on during storytelling)

Water bottle

Elijah Bristow is beautiful! Lots of trails to walk, a river, and wildlife. Maybe you'll want to go for an easy hike before or after. Enjoy this wonderful park.

Invite your family, friends, and all of those who are interested in the work of rites of passage and vision fast.

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Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Women's Vision Fast
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Women's Vision Fast

  • 1204 West 28th Avenue Eugene, OR, 97405 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come hear the stories and celebrate the medicine that the women of the recent Vision Fast carried back with them. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our relationships as a community, to hear the firsthand experience of our initiated members, and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about.

This will also be a community potluck. So bring an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements (including cups, bowls, utensils), a chair if you’d like one, and an appetite for nourishing, sacred ceremony. There will be plenty of people available to answer your questions if you are new. Bring your friends and family.

Location: 1204 W. 28th Ave. IMPORTANT: This home is located in a long driveway turnoff south of 28th between Tyler and Polk Streets. Limited parking on the driveway. Park on 28th Ave.

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Young Men's Initiation
Jun
22
to Jun 30

Young Men's Initiation

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood with ongoing mentorship for males aged 14 to 18.

Max group size: 12.

$1,500-1,800 (includes nine day initiation with organic breakfast s and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and nine months of mentorship) Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

Guides: Rob Miller and Daniel Kirchhof

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon.

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CQ Community Potluck
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

CQ Community Potluck

Come and enjoy the nourishment of food and good company. We welcome all of the CQ community and those who wish to get to know us. Come one come all with an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for connection.

Location: 1825 W. 24th Ave., Eugene, OR

Interested in hosting in the future?
Contact us: circles.cascadia@gmail.com

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Young Women's Honoring Ceremony
May
11
2:30 PM14:30

Young Women's Honoring Ceremony

  • 1870 West 34th Avenue Eugene, OR, 97405 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in honoring the 2018 initiated young women for completing their nine months of mentorship. We have so much to celebrate and honor about our young women on their journeys into adulthood. This invitation is extended to all who live in the Eugene area and are interested in culture change through mentoring and rites of passage.

Mentorship has included land restoration project, sitting at the feet of Native Elder, community service work, bird language awareness, nature connection skills, joint mentorship with young men discussing sexuality and gender, medicine walks on the land, developing communication and deep listening skills and rejoicing in shared sisterhood.

For more information on the Young Women’s Rites of Passage program, see our event page.

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The Art of Mirroring
May
4
to May 10

The Art of Mirroring

Learn the art and skill of empowering sacred stories and help the teller see its gifts. An essential and powerful tool for guides, healers, counselors, coaches and more. Click Here for more information.

Guides: Rob Miller

Max Group Size: 14

May 6-12, 2018

$1,200-1,600

Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

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Grieving for A Change - RESCHEDULED TO OCT. 12
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Grieving for A Change - RESCHEDULED TO OCT. 12

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 12. SEE THE EVENT WEB PAGE FOR DETAILS.

Grieving For A Change, a new, action-oriented grieving ceremony facilitated by Rob Miller, will unite us in shared sorrow over the world’s current events and to express personal loss, help purge our pent up emotions, and support the establishment of practical steps to be the change we wish to see in the world.

Join the Olympia community to express the many faces of loss, feel greater clarity and aliveness, and take action for a healthier world.

See the event web page for more info.

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CQ Community Potluck
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

CQ Community Potluck

Come and enjoy the nourishment of food and good company. We welcome all of the CQ community and those who wish to get to know us. Come one come all with an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for connection.

Location: 640 "C" Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Interested in hosting in the future?
Contact us: circles.cascadia@gmail.com

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Men's Weekend
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Men's Weekend

  • Lost Valley Educational Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now open to men who are new to Cascadia Quest!

Cascadia Quest will be hosting our Third Annual Men’s Weekend April 12-14 at Lost Valley Education Center. It’s a great time to come together as a circle of brothers, to power up, have a great time, and get ready for the season of doing.

You’ll have the opportunity to take a medicine walk, share in council, tell stories by the fire, learn or offer at the skill share, and relax at the sauna. We’ll have time on the land for hiking. We will share delicious food, camaraderie, and laughter. Let's show up for each other on this powerful weekend so that we can show up for our families and communities.

All men who have been involved with Cascadia Quest are invited to attend (initiated young men, fathers and grandfathers of initiates, mentors, vision fasters, Men’s Group, assistants, guides, board or advisory council members, etc).

Plus, this year we will be opening this weekend up to men who have not had past involvement in a program. We welcome you to this circle.

Time: Friday, April 12th 5 p.m. to Sunday, April 14th 3 p.m.

Place: Lost Valley Education Center, Dexter, OR

Cost: $125 for existing CQ community (listed above) includes camping, all activities, and organic breakfasts and dinners. $175 for men new to Cascadia Quest includes camping, all activities, and organic breakfasts and dinners.

Lodging: Tent camping is free. Dorm rooms are available for $40/night/per person. Single occupancy rooms available for $55/night/per person.

Register by March 30th. Click here to register.

Connect with your brothers!

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Youth Rites of Passage Info Session
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Youth Rites of Passage Info Session

Have you or someone you know been thinking about a rite of passage for your son or daughter? Interested, but have questions or concerns? Does your child wish to hear first hand from another youth about their experience?

Join us for an information session about the rites of passage experience for youth ages 14-18. Our coming of age wilderness programs provide a healthy, safe, challenging, and soul-filling experience that helps mark the much needed community-witnessed and supported transition from child to young adult.

This will be our second enrollment opportunity for our increasingly popular wilderness rites of passage program. If you are interested or have been thinking about it, now is the time to begin the enrollment process while the limited spaces are still available.

This info session is located downstairs in the main building at the Waldorf School. Open to all members of the community. Please arrive early so we can begin on time.

See you there!!

Some quotes from our initiated young adults:

“It’s not like a summer camp. It’s not a bunch of games. It’s about deeply learning about yourself. When my friends ask me, I just tell them, ‘You have to do it next year.’”

“I was expecting it to be super hippie, but actually it was really intense (but erring on the side of hippie).”

“I feel like I found myself after being lost for a very long time. I am loving the parts of myself that I haven’t been able to embrace easily.”

“I realized the influence I have on other peoples’ lives. The confidence I gained by being out there alone for two days was insane, mind-blowing!”

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Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Men's Vision Fast
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome Home Ceremony and Community Potluck for Men's Vision Fast

Come hear the stories and celebrate the medicine that the Men of the Death Valley Vision Fast carried back with them. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the firsthand experience of our initiated community members and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about.

This will also be a community potluck. So bring an ample dish to share, your own eating and serving implements, and an appetite for nourishing, sacred ceremony. There will be plenty of people available to answer your questions if you are new. Bring your friends and family.

Location:

Fraeda’s House, 40 E. 30th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405

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Youth Rites of Passage Info Session
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Youth Rites of Passage Info Session

UPDATE: Due to snowy road conditions, we have to cancel this session tonight. Stay tuned for future sessions.

Have you or someone you know been thinking about a rite of passage for your son or daughter? Interested, but have questions or concerns? Does your child wish to hear first hand from another youth about their experience?

Join us for an information session about the rites of passage experience for youth ages 14-18. Our coming of age wilderness programs provide a healthy, safe, challenging, and soul-filling experience that helps mark the much needed community-witnessed and supported transition from child to young adult.

This will be our second enrollment opportunity for our increasingly popular wilderness rites of passage program. If you are interested or have been thinking about it, now is the time to begin the enrollment process while the limited spaces are still available.

This info session is located downstairs in the main building at the Waldorf School. Open to all members of the community. Please arrive early so we can begin on time.

See you there!!

Some quotes from our initiated young adults:

“It’s not like a summer camp. It’s not a bunch of games. It’s about deeply learning about yourself. When my friends ask me, I just tell them, ‘You have to do it next year.’”

“I was expecting it to be super hippie, but actually it was really intense (but erring on the side of hippie).”

“I feel like I found myself after being lost for a very long time. I am loving the parts of myself that I haven’t been able to embrace easily.”

“I realized the influence I have on other peoples’ lives. The confidence I gained by being out there alone for two days was insane, mind-blowing!”

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Men's Vision Fast in Death Valley
Feb
16
to Feb 24

Men's Vision Fast in Death Valley

The Vision Fast is a modern day wilderness rite of passage. It engages one's entire being, requiring each participant to strongly claim their whole self. It is a nine day journey of Nature, Spirit and Community including three days and nights of fasting and solitude in wild nature plus follow-up support.

For more detailed information, please check the page Adult Vision Fasts.

Max. Group Size: 8

Cost: $1,200-1,500 sliding scale.

Payment plans may be available.

Cost includes nine days of guiding, breakfasts and dinners, welcome home ceremony, and quarterly incorporation gatherings.

Guides for Men’s Winter Quest: Rob Miller and Praveen Mantena

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Community Potluck

This is more than an organization-- it's a community! Come celebrate food and warm smiles by hanging out and meeting the CQ crew. There will be a mix of initiated adults and youth, staff, guides, friends of the organization, and anyone interested in what we do. All are welcome.

To finish the evening, we may also facilitate an optional council (talking circle) on love and light, as time allows.

Please bring a large dish of food to share, your own eating implements (plates and utensils), and an appetite for community.

This potluck is hosted by Candy: 3075 Harris St., Eugene, OR 97405

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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Youth Rites of Passage Info Session

Have you or someone you know been thinking about a rite of passage for your son or daughter? Interested, but have questions or concerns? Does your child wish to hear first hand from another youth about their experience?

Join us for an information session about the rites of passage experience for youth ages 14-18. Our coming of age wilderness programs provide a healthy, safe, challenging, and soul-filling experience that helps mark the much needed community-witnessed and supported transition from child to young adult.

This will be the first enrollment opportunity for our increasingly popular wilderness rites of passage program. If you are interested or have been thinking about it, now is the time to begin the enrollment process while the limited spaces are still available. Presently, there are only five spaces for boys and seven spaces for girls left.

This info session is located downstairs in the main building at the Waldorf School. Open to all members of the community. Please arrive early so we can begin on time.

See you there!!

Some quotes from our initiated young adults:

“It’s not like a summer camp. It’s not a bunch of games. It’s about deeply learning about yourself. When my friends ask me, I just tell them, ‘You have to do it next year.’”

“I was expecting it to be super hippie, but actually it was really intense (but erring on the side of hippie).”

“I feel like I found myself after being lost for a very long time. I am loving the parts of myself that I haven’t been able to embrace easily.”

“I realized the influence I have on other peoples’ lives. The confidence I gained by being out there alone for two days was insane, mind-blowing!”

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

CQ Community Potluck

Community potlucks are back! Come and enjoy the nourishment of food and good company. We welcome the CQ community and those who wish to get to know us. Come one come all with a dish to share and an appetite for connection.

Andrew is hosting:
2650 University St
Eugene OR 97403

Interested in hosting in the future?
Contact us: circles.cascadia@gmail.com

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

CQ Community Potluck

Community potlucks are back! Come and enjoy the nourishment of food and good company. We welcome the CQ community and those who wish to get to know us. Come one come all with a dish to share and an appetite for connection.

Geena and Elizabeth are hosting:
2320 Jefferson st
Eugene OR, 97405

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Day Long Medicine Walk

These short form "medicine" journeys are inspiring and a great way to get a taste of wilderness rites of passage. In this context "medicine" means that which heals, strengthens, and empowers - medicine from your inner wisdom, Nature, and Spirit. For some people medicine walks are moving and for others, surprising life changing. 

Each medicine walk will be on a theme related to the season. There will be time in council (talking circle), a talk on the 4 shields medicine wheel (wheel of life), ceremonial time on the land, then storytelling and mirroring the gifts those stories contain. Each medicine walk is led by trained Cascadia Quest guides and takes places in wilderness areas near Eugene. They can be done individually or as a series. 

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Mentoring, Mirroring, and the Medicine Wheel

FOR EXPERIENCED OR ASPIRING MENTORS & GUIDES

Drawing from the well of ancient transformative process, this training welcomes participants into deeper connection with self, circle and society. Across two nights and two days we will grow closer to our own innate gifts through the time-tested framework of the Medicine Wheel, coming to understand its applications in mentoring, Rites of Passage, and daily life. Guides: Rob Miller, Jenny Russel, Nicky Wilks, and Alex Craighead

Location: AYH Ranch, Vashon, WA

Cost: Sliding Scale $350-500

~ LIMITED FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE ~

See the Journeymen website for more information and for registration.

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Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Home Ceremony for Mixed Gender Vision Fast

Come hear the stories and celebrate the medicine from our Mixed Gender Vision Fast on Saturday, Oct 6th from 12-3:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from our community members and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about.

Bring a potluck dish to share and your own chair (seating is limited). Bring a blanket or layers in case we sit outside.

Candy is hosting:
3075 Harris St
Eugene, OR 97405

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Sep
14
to Sep 22

Mixed Gender Vision Fast

Adult wilderness rite of passage for 2018. Go to Nature and Spirit for vision, clarity, purpose and power. Includes 3 days of fasting and solitude, and follow-up support. Guides: Rob Miller and Shawna Sherman.

Max group size; 8

$1,200-1,500 includes breakfasts and dinners

September 14 to September 22, 2018

Preparing for a rite of passage or wilderness experience takes time. Make inquiries with as much advance notice as possible to get the most from your experience and assure a space. Most offerings take place in wilderness areas in Central Oregon. Financial options, fund-raising support, and scholarships may be available.

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