Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Season of Light Gathering and Fun(d)raiser

Cascadia Quest, a local non-profit, invites you to raise friends, fun and funds at its 3rd Annual Season of Light Gathering. During this time of year when togetherness is so important (and loneliness can be close at hand), we invite you to deepen connection with your own community or perhaps get to know a new one.

The CQ crew will create a carnival-like atmosphere where you can experience the Sensation Station, get to know people in the Chalice of Connection, make and give Nature-based gifts, see your Web of Community, sit calmly with an Elder, and have a song created on the spot just for you! All this plus a delicious, healthy pot of soup while raising money for Cascadia Quest to further its vision of wilderness rites of passage for all in Cascadia. 

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

Men's Weekend

Cascadia Quest will be hosting our Second Annual Men’s Weekend April 13-15 in the Willamette Valley. It’s a great time to come together as a circle of Brothers, to power up, and get ready for the season of doing.

We’ll have time on the land both hiking and a medicine walk, councils, share food, camaraderie, laughter and much more. 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 (Young Men’s Initiation, vision quests, Men’s Wisdom Circle, mentors, assistants, guides). 

Time: Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th
Place: TBD (Willamette Valley)
Cost: $100 includes lodging, breakfasts and dinners

Lodging: We have 3 cabins (5 people each) plus camping and RV spots available

Connect with your brothers!

Bring it back to your people!

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The Art of Mirroring
May
6
to May 12

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: Praveen Mantena and 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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May
25
to May 28

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.

 

Cost:    New mentors  $350-$500 sliding scale

            Returning mentors $200-$400 sliding scale

Guide: Rob Miller

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Jun
23
to Jul 1

Young Men's Initation

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood with ongoing mentorship for males aged 14 to 18. Guides: Rob Miller and Praveen Mantena.

Max group size: 12.

$1,500-1,800 (includes breakfasts and dinners)

June 23 to July 1, 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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Jul
27
to Aug 4

Men's Vision Quest

Vision quest held within a strong supportive circle of brothers.  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 Praveen Mantena.

Max Group Size: 8

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

July 27 to August 4, 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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Aug
17
to Aug 24

Young Women's Rite of Passage

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood with ongoing mentorship for females aged 14 to 18. Guides: Silvia Talavera and Jenny Russell

Max group size: 8

$1,500-1,800 (includes breakfasts and dinners)

August 17 to August 24, 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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Sep
14
to Sep 21

Mixed Gender Vision Quest

Adult wilderness rite of passage for 2017. 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 21, 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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Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Information and Enrollment Meeting for Youth Rites of Passage

This will be an informational meeting to learn about Rites of Passage in general and the specific Youth Rites of Passage that Cascadia Quest offers for boys AND girls aged 14-18. Meet the guides and mentors, get your questions answered, and enroll for our 2018 programs. This will be the first enrollment opportunity for the limited number of spaces available in these increasingly popular programs. 

Thursday Dec 7th
6:30-8:00PM
Eugene Waldorf School - 1350 McLean Blvd, Eugene, OR 97405

 

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Grief Song Ceremony - Seattle
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

Grief Song Ceremony - Seattle

There is so much to grieve! Loss of a loved one or job, pain and illness, national and global crises, mass shootings, environmental devastation, anxiety producing presidential pronouncements…all of these and more affect us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Places to be listened to deeply and compassionately are uncommon. Places to express the visceral sensations of grief in a safe, well-held communal context are even more rare.

The Grief Song Ceremony is just such a space. It is a day long, well facilitated ceremony to cleanse grief and allow joy, aliveness, clarity and strength to emerge. In this way we become ready to actively create a more sane, sustainable, and healthy world.

 

 

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Potluck and Gathering

  • 4315 High Street Eugene, OR, 97405 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're hosting monthly potlucks for our community and those interested in wilderness rites of passage and other cool stuff. Each month a different community member will host the potluck- check back here for details. Each potluck we'll share an abundance of delicious food, time in council, and good social connection. 

Please bring food to share, your own plate and utensils, and your big heart.

Friday November 17th 6-9pm
Candy is hosting:
4315 High st
Eugene OR 97405

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Grief Song Ceremony - Eugene
Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Grief Song Ceremony - Eugene

There is so much to grieve! Loss of a loved one or job, pain and illness, national and global crises, mass shootings, environmental devastation, anxiety producing presidential pronouncements…all of these and more affect us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Places to be listened to deeply and compassionately are uncommon. Places to express the visceral sensations of grief in a safe, well-held communal context are even more rare.

The Grief Song Ceremony is just such a space. It is a day long, well facilitated ceremony to cleanse grief and allow joy, aliveness, clarity and strength to emerge. In this way we become ready to actively create a more sane, sustainable, and healthy world.

 

Purchase Tickets Here

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Potluck and Gathering

We're hosting monthly potlucks for our community and those interested in wilderness rites of passage and other cool stuff. Each month a different community member will host the potluck- check back here for details. Each potluck we'll share an abundance of delicious food, time in council, and good social connection. 

Please bring food to share, your own plate and utensils, and your big heart.

Friday October 27th 6-9pm
Raymond is hosting:
1825 W. 24th Ave
Eugene OR 97405

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Welcome Home Ceremony for Mixed Gender Vision Quest
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Home Ceremony for Mixed Gender Vision Quest

Come hear the stories and celebrate the medicine from our Mixed Gender Vision Quest. We'll gather at Wayne Morse Ranch on Saturday August 23rd, share a potluck at 12pm and then share stories from 1pm-6pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from our community members and get an embodied experience of what Cascadia Quest is all about. 

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Men's Vision Quest
Sep
8
to Sep 16

Men's Vision Quest

Vision quest held within a strong supportive circle of brothers.  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 Praveen Mantena.

Max group size: 8.

$950-1250 (includes breakfasts and dinners)

NEW DATES! September 8 to 16, 2017

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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Mixed Gender Vision Quest
Aug
18
to Aug 26

Mixed Gender Vision Quest

The Mixed Gender Vision Quest is FULL! Contact us to be added to the wait list.

Adult wilderness rite of passage for 2017. 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

$950-1250 includes breakfasts and dinners

August 18-26, 2017 (in the path of, and during, the full solar eclipse!)

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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Young Men's Initiation
Jun
24
to Jul 2

Young Men's Initiation

A wilderness initiation into young adulthood with ongoing mentorship for males aged 14 to 18. Guides: Rob Miller and Praveen Mantena.

Max group size: 12.

$1300-1600 (includes breakfasts and dinners)

June 24 to July 2, 2017

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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Mentor's Training Weekend
May
26
to May 28

Mentor's Training Weekend

The mentor training is required for any person desiring to mentor or assist the Young Men's Initiation. It is a 3 day intensive that takes place in the Central Oregon desert.

Participants will be practicing and preparing for the youth initiation and more importantly doing their inner work around their own teenage years. The Mentors Training Weekend is a deeply growthful and bonding experience. It sets a powerful container for the youth initiation and the mentoring year that follows.

$300-$400 new mentors. $150-$300 returning mentors.

May 26 to May 28.

Click Here for more information about mentoring with Cascadia Quest

 
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Young Men's Honoring Potluck and Ceremony
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Young Men's Honoring Potluck and Ceremony

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017,
5-8 PM
WAYNE MORSE FAMILY FARM
595 CREST DR, EUGENE, OR

Join us as we gather to celebrate and commemorate the end of the mentorship year for the participants in the 2016 Young Men's Initiation.  Honoring the young men is a huge part of the medicine that makes this work so powerful. We also honor their parents and the mentors who have been so supportive of these young men's journeys for the past year.

We invite the community to partake in this potluck gathering, and to celebrate with us the coming of age of these young men. Please bring a food dish, NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages, and durable utensils, plates, bowls, cups and napkins.

WE'LL SHARE A MEAL STARTING AT 5:00 PM, THEN HAVE THE CEREMONY FROM 6:00-8:00

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Meeting for Potential Mentors
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Meeting for Potential Mentors

Join us for an information session on being a mentor.

We are looking for initiated men (Vision Quest, other Wilderness Rite of Passage, MKP, etc.) of any adult age who are mature, grounded, and willing to commit to a youth and mentor group for one year. We are looking for mentors in the Cascadia region, mainly from Eugene, but also Corvallis, Seattle, Portland, and the Oregon Northwest Coast. Please send this to anyone you know who might be the right person.

CLICK HERE to for more information about Mentoring

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Thriving Teenagers w/ Dr. Arne Rubinstein
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Thriving Teenagers w/ Dr. Arne Rubinstein

  • Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene (map)
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Dr. Arne Rubinstein is a leading Australian adolescent development specialist, author of the highly influential book The Making of Men, and well-known leader of rite of passage camps, school programs, and leadership trainings throughout Australia and internationally. In his engaging and non-judgmental style he will share the principles of his successful work with youth and what it takes to support this next generation to thrive.

Click the Pay Now button below to buy your tickets using PayPal or a credit card, or you may pay at the door via cash or check.

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Season of Light Celebration

COMMUNITY GATHERING, POTLUCK,  & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER

WHEN: December 10, 6:00-9:00 P.M.

WHERE: UNITY OF THE VALLEY (Corner of Hilyard and 39th Avenue, Eugene_

Celebration Ceremony •  Story Telling  •  Silent Auction •  Raffle

Join us in celebrating the bountiful harvest of this year; raising funds and fun for next year. 

Bring your favorite dish to share at the potluck.


Want to donate an auction item? Call Bonnie at 541-345-8873 or Kelly 541-501-9426 kellys412@hotmail.com

This beautiful original painting by artist J.S. Bird will be one of the many items available at the silent auction.

 

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