Into the Wild Festival news: When I was 23, young, wide eyed and eager, one summer I travelled across the wor

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When I was 23, young, wide eyed and eager, one summer I travelled across the world from one sacred site to another on each full moon, Ayers rock (Uluru), Mount Kailash in Western Tibet, New Zealand, Glastonbury, Lhasa at the Jokhang temple with Akong Rinpoche and the Karmapa, Lumbini in Nepal, Siddhartha (Buddha's) birthplace…

The first place we went was to Western America, hired a chevy and drove from LA to Grand canyon and then onto HoteviIla – Bacavi on second Mesa in Arizona, the secluded ridge where the small but mysterious Hopi tribal people live.

We went to visit an old Hopi chief. (Pic below)
Even then his village had no electricity and lived by the ancient ways. We had been given his name, that’s it.
We asked around and pointed here and there, finally a crow led us to his door. It’s good to pay attention to birds, they know more than they let on.
Think about it. They have a very different perspective, they see the bigger picture and the tiniest!

Whilst there we sat in his small sand cracked, desert howled abode, with the walls covered in corns of deep blue and dark reds, hung between the Katchina dolls, the turquoise and deep ruby corn husk jewels and a Tibetan mandala of the Kalachakra (the great wheel of time). A reminder when the Karmapa, a head of Tibetan Buddhism had visited the ancient underground temples known as Kivas and shared their ancient prayers for the blessing of rain. It is said that on the first time they met, these ancient people’s understood parts of each other’s languages.

As we sat together, he shared with us an ancient prophecy, from an old dusty drawer he produced an old scroll. It was written in pictures, in more of the style of the Aztec and Maya and the Central American Indigenous cultures, still, he unrolled it, placed his wide desert woven hands across it and started to share its meaning.

There were 3 pictures, first an Indian holding a sacred plant or herb, second the plant was cut by a white man, the third was both white man and indian holding the herb.

He explained that, the first picture was humans being deeply connected to the earth, as a sacred being. The second represented, white mans greed and how it would destroy the indigenous connection to the sacred earth. The third was a time when we finally had a choice, to protect and nourish this sacred connection with earth, with other species that we share our home with or we will destroy all humanity and disrespect all sacred life. He said the choice was ours. And even then in his village, the young were becoming lost in the culture of materialism and greed. When we left he was in tears.

He said, this is like three world wars, the third is not about nations, but an individual choice to wake up and love this wild earth mother, who gives us everything we need endlessly.

As I look back, much has changed already, there were no mobiles then, no personal computers in everyday use, no sense of climate change or the precarious future we face. Now those words are more poignant than ever.

What do you choose?



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3 days ago

Intothewild

Our prime purpose in this life is to be kind and help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. Compassion is stronger than aggression.

All you ever have is this moment, appreciate your life, as it is, right now. You never know when you will pass on.

Don't look for happiness in worldly things, true happiness sits in the heart, it arises with the wisdom of appreciation and compassion for all sentient beings, which brings inner peace.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

Tenzing Gyatso
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Our prime purpose in this life is to be kind and help others. And if you cant help them, at least dont hurt them. Compassion is stronger than aggression.

All you ever have is this moment, appreciate your life, as it is, right now. You never know when you will pass on.

Dont look for happiness in worldly things, true happiness sits in the heart, it arises with the wisdom of appreciation and compassion for all sentient beings, which brings inner peace.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

Tenzing Gyatso

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No, our prime purpose is to survive and pass on our DNA. That's it. And that's why you'll get results like this.

Well said

So proud of you....xx

True thankyou Amen ❤️

With respect, when Tao is forgotten , rest sprouts. Now I understand the verse 18/ Tao “When the great Tao is forgotten Kindness (charity, in some translation) and morality arise....”.

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5 days ago

Intothewild

Close call.... ...

Close call....

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The Princess of Wails...

Oooowwwooo baby

Nobody is safe!!!

Listening to it right now.

Inga Heron 😂

Isabel Stead Tay Cousins Camille Bennett Samantha Alice Jones

Lee Rump😂😂

I got caught while on hold to EE 😂

Kelley Swana Lara Griffin 😅😂

Perry Owen we can mark ourselves safe as didnt hear one today 🤣🤣

Katie Lee I have managed to avoid it so far this year...

James Knaggs

Tarun Nayyar 😂😂

Kelly Dollman 😂

Dan Lee

Glyn Jitka MacAdam 🤣🤣🤣

Anthony Linda Carpenter

Liza Farrell

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6 days ago

Intothewild

"Look at your life. Look at the ways in which you define who you are and what you're capable of achieving. Look at your goals. Look at the pressures applied by the people around you and the culture in which you were raised.

Look again. And again. Keep looking until you realize, within your own experience, that you're so much more than who you believe you are. Keep looking until you discover the wondrous heart, the marvelous mind, that is the very basis of your being."

Tsoknyi Rinpoche
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Look at your life. Look at the ways in which you define who you are and what youre capable of achieving. Look at your goals. Look at the pressures applied by the people around you and the culture in which you were raised. 

Look again. And again. Keep looking until you realize, within your own experience, that youre so much more than who you believe you are. Keep looking until you discover the wondrous heart, the marvelous mind, that is the very basis of your being.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

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Sounds like a plan.

Vannessa Ward

Erica Regis-Williams💞

🙏❤🙏

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6 days ago

Intothewild

Sounds like Into the Wild Summer Festival!

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Sounds like Into the Wild Summer Festival!

www.in2wild.com

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Dulcie Fairweather I think you’ll like this, and you might actually know how to pronounce it! ☺️ it’s how I feel about AD! X

Omg. We are welsh, in europe looking for our 'forever' home in a suitable rural, private setting. Have been wanting a name for it too. This is it!!! Thank you 😊

Spot on!

Lisa Burton

Fiona McKenzie

Victoria Lily 💓

🧡

Steff Wood

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6 days ago

Intothewild

Why not get a different kind of present! Not another thing, but a life changing experience!

Super Early birds tickets on sale now for the best family festival in the UK! Into the Wild festival is an amazing weekend of workshops, music, delicious food, theatre, dance, wild games, forests, summer meadows and so much fun! It really is a fantastic experience for the whole family!

In the beautiful countryside of Sussex, only an hour from London but a million miles away, in terms of natural vibes....

At our Summer festival and it was wonderful to see so many amazing people of all ages, a whole tribe of children, running around with smiles and joy. We barely saw any children on phones and definitely not stuck stuck on a screen all weekend.

These are the memories that stir in our mind throughout our lives, of those summer holy days, running free in the wild.

This is what Into the Wild is all about....

If you haven't been to our spring event in May on our other site, come along its smaller and a beautiful time of year with bluebell forests full of songbirds and clear starry nights!

Find out about all our events from here:

www.in2wild.com
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Why not get a different kind of present! Not another thing, but a life changing experience!

Super Early birds tickets on sale now for the best family festival in the UK! Into the Wild festival is an amazing weekend of workshops, music, delicious food, theatre, dance, wild games, forests, summer meadows and so much fun! It really is a fantastic experience for the whole family!

In the beautiful countryside of Sussex, only an hour from London but a million miles away, in terms of natural vibes....

At our Summer festival and it was wonderful to see so many amazing people of all ages, a whole tribe of children, running around with smiles and joy. We barely saw any children on phones and definitely not stuck stuck on a screen all weekend. 

These are the memories that stir in our mind throughout our lives, of those summer holy days, running free in the wild.

This is what Into the Wild is all about....
 
If you havent been to our spring event in May on our other site, come along its smaller and a beautiful time of year with bluebell forests full of songbirds and clear starry nights!

Find out about all our events from here:

www.in2wild.com
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