Our camps are learning intensive experiences. The first summers at Wounded Knee have thrown mainstream Americans together with Israeli nationals, Scottish, African and English nationals from different class and race backgrounds together with third generation Lakota Wounded Knee and residents.
This has created a challenging and invigorating clash of cultural perspectives, heart deep relationships, hard experiences and hopeful potentialization. Sustainability education has everything to do with learning how to learn on every level of our being.
In a global climate of world crisis due to changing weather caused by environmental devastation, contributing now to the sea level rises, food crop challenges, all the expected natural breaking down that has been seen coming by natural law practitioners since the beginning of the industrial age…we now actively ponder the wisdom of corporate markets, Dow averages and other economic justifications for those who must amass wealth to feel successful in life. Sustainability education has much more to do with realignment within the balance of our human nature than anything else possibly could.
When we mix the earth with our hands and pray the breath of our love into the intentions we mix into the clay-rich soil, sweating in the sun, getting drenched in the rain, we can begin the dance of social change, we can begin the dance of do unto others as we would have for ourselves. We can begin to respect each other by using the ancient protocol of human behavior ie; thinking only good thoughts about ourselves and each other. We human beings call this RESPECT. It is the goal of every human being; to achieve excellence in this area. This is known as having achieved the goal of being able to remain in a “good” or “god” realized condition. It is a very precious condition we call sacred.
There is no healthier classroom than the diversity of passionate humans clashing their belief in life and love together with generating energy for a new way of global cultural recovery. A return to natural law spirituality in action, as a global community does not preclude any one religious actions over another on any level. Promotion of natural, safe, comfortable earth and air, prana (life-force) and life-giving homes can be built simply and safely by anyone, any age and any size. Many people in wheelchairs or those with thinking disorders find peace and calm while working on cob walls. Children are the most useful for many onsite jobs.
A healthy, happy Cob house building site has food, music, laughter and many hands working to get an average size home up within a few months. In just a summer, with the right size team, a whole house can be completed. A house, that when properly built and maintained, will remain resistant to gale force winds, fire, severe storms, intense heat or cold, for up to 1,000 years. In our minds, learning how to grow our own food, how to support the return of fully food producing, naturally occurring environments so cost effective that a family cottage industry and a well maintained garden are all one needs to survive. This means freedom to choose an art, live beyond the boundaries of imposed stress and blossom once again into a race of divinely inspire beings.
We crave a global culture similar to those in the past whose natural village existences included profound numbers of seasonal festivals, ceremonies of lavish detail and cultivation of much joy in communities working together in communion with life and love. Most of us know this is possible, and crave it deeply, but have on some level given up hope of ever having.
Because many of us simply don’t want to see another human being too cold, too hungry or uncomfortable in ways others are not subjected to because of birth location, we feel the time is right to promote peace on earth through natural village development.
To us, this is the highest form of delivering love to each other.
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This is a 15 hour ceremony festival honoring the Earth as our Mother, the embodiment of natural peace. She is also known as the Queen of our forests. In this ceremony they are honoring the Sun as our father and creator and initiator of our soul’s spiritual journey through the sun, moon and stars. This journey leads to the peace within ourselves as divine beings who live in heaven, in the garden of our Mother, this earth. Her son is known as the Christos, which is the embodiment of all conscious human efforts toward enlightenment. These ceremonies are held in the village of Mapia in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. This photo was taken in the year 2000. To know love, is to know the light. To know the light is to know only good, as darkness cannot enter therein.
Wounded Knee Community Church: The place where wakes and funerals occur.
Our Sustainability building camps are held every summer on village construction sites of hosts who have expressed a welcome to visiting students and other natural idealists. Students and visitors will be expected to be fully prepared to camp with minimum supports beyond cooperative meals and sanitary conditions. Please notify our team and use this site to help you prepare for the experience.