Welcome to The Way of Nature – World Nature Quest

Our First World Nature Quest, May 14 -22, 2011 was a great success!

More than 35 groups participated in 17 countries on 5 continents. 

Participants have said, “they’ll never be the same!”

THANKS TO ALL THE NATURE QUESTERS from 17 Countries for participating!

Celebrate Gaia

Watch a few highlights from our first ever World Nature Quest:

World Nature Quest Highlights

Join one of the many groups simultaneously gathering all around the world, to experience a direct connection with Nature. 

Individuals within these groups will share Earth honoring ceremonial practices, followed by solo/alone time culminating in a world wide affirmation of thankfulness. Celebrations will be offered as expressions of gratitude and appreciation for all of Nature, extended by all the participating groups.

Our intention is to celebrate all life on Earth as we revive and grow the time honored process of going into nature for contemplation and renewal; opening the heart and quieting the mind.

John P. Milton on the Value of Alone Time in Nature

Gathering simultaneously in sacred ceremony creates a powerful opening for a global celebration to consciously cherish and honor Nature, Spirit and our human relationship with the cosmos!

Connect deeply with Nature and Spirit by joining one of the many groups gathering on every continent around the world.

The Trail Blazers: Participating Organizations & Group Locations:

How many groups will join us in 2012? You’re invited to participate.

  • Australia, Flinders Island; sacred observance / silent witness
  • Australia, Tapitallee near Kangaroo Valley; The Way of Nature – Australia
  • Brazil, Sao Paulo; The Way of Nature Brazil – Minas Gerais – Extrema
  • Britain, Snowdonia, North Wales; Ancient Healing Ways
  • California, Big Pine; The School of Lost Borders **
  • California, Ojai;  Ojai Foundation
  • California, San Ardo; Eco Spirit Gaia Quest – The Way of Nature
  • California, Three Creeks; Beyond Boundaries**
  • California, Tomales; Medicine Horse Ranch – Wilderness Reflections
  • Colombia, Bogota; Up-Stream Consulting & The Way of Nature, Colombia**
  • Colorado, Durango; Rocky Mountain Retreat Center – Way of Nature Fellowship
  • Colorado, “Diamond in the Rough” – School of Lost Borders **
  • Colorado, Crestone; Community Inter Faith Celebration – The Way of Nature Fellowship
  • Croatia
  • Ecuador, San Pablo; Outward Bound Ecuador/The edge
  • Estonia, Harma, Piusa Urgorg; Ruumiloojad
  • France, The Basque Region of the Pyrenees; Bio-Energetica **
  • France, The Vogesen Mountains – ARSeminare; Natur, Mythos, Kreativitat **
  • Germany, Eschwege Institut – Campus Peregrini**
  • Hawaii, Maui; Indigenous Grandmothers, Circle the Earth Foundation
  • Malaysia; United Religions Initiative, Cooperation Circle
  • New York, USA; Pumpkin Hollow – Institute for Nature and Leadership “Nature as Mentor”
  • Oregon, Ashland; Wilderness Rites
  • Panama, Mamoni Valley Preserve; Earth Train
  • Portugal, Tamera Healing Biotope
  • Scotland; The Forests of the Central Highlands – “Children of the Earth”
  • South Africa, Bergplaas Nature Reserve; Spirit of the Wild
  • South Africa, The Cederbergs; Purely Wild Wilderness Encounters
  • Sweden;  Naturakademin Learning Lab, Stockholm
  • Sweden; The Way of Nature International & The Pathfinders - Björkvikstorpet
  • Texas, Glen Rose; High Hope Ranch**
  • Utah Canyon Country, Animas Valley Institute, Soulcraft Immersion;
  • Utah, Canyonlands; Animas Quest
  • Utah, Canyon Country; The Boulder Institute**
  • Utah, Canyonlands; Sacred Passage & The Way of Nature**
  • Washington; The Coulees – 4-H youth group

** designates Donor / Sponsor


  • The Way of Nature, International
  • Threshold, Inc. Center for International Environmental Renewal – (providing overall event coordination)**
  • The Way of Nature, North America
  • Naturakademin Learning Lab, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Beyond Boundaries, USA
  • Upstream Consulting, Colombia
  • The Boulder Institute, USA

Our broader network includes:

  • Pachamama Alliance
  • Alexa Consulting; Cheryl Esposito, Principal**
  • Global Green Grants
  • Cultural Survival / Global Response
  • URI ( United Religions Initiative )
  • Generation Waking Up
  • Sentient Publications, Boulder **
  • Earth Guardians
  • Hummingbird Living School
  • Wild Foundation**

We are grateful to Pixability ** in Boston for their in-kind contribution of video editing and production. At the completion of our first World Nature Quest, you can visit this website to view Pixability’s short video of the experiences participants shared all over the world.

We express our deep gratitude to the AnJel Advised Fund of RSF Social Finance for their important and timely support! These important donor directed funds are empowering the coordination of this project.

“Going Out” in the Canyonlands – (c) bwilson

Canyonlands Questers

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9 Responses to Welcome to The Way of Nature – World Nature Quest

  1. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  2. Thank you all who are participating in our first World Nature Quest – we will be linked together in our prayers, ceremonies and meditations to give thanks to Mother Earth/Gaia at sunset on May 21 and sunrise on May 22 – as well as during our alone (all one) time in Nature. The team of tireless coordinators who brought all this together offer this process to you in the hope it will inspire many of us to begin honoring Earth and Nature for all it does and has done to support human life and the life of all species….and to help humanity come back into harmony and balance with both our inner Nature and the outer Nature that nurtures us all. After reading this, please feel free to join us at sunset on the evening of the 21st and at sunrise on the 22nd.
    Thank you.

  3. Dave Talamo says:

    Have also just realized that by chance timing, I will be out at a remote horse ranch with two groups of immigrant youth. It will be extra powerful for them to know that as they struggle to adjust to their own solitude in nature, there are others around the globe sitting in the same way. I will share this link with them as well.

    • bud says:

      Hello again Dave, Many thanks for your email and welcome, we’re delighted you’ll be connecting with us energetically!

  4. Dave Talamo says:

    Fantastic! So glad to be a part of this. Will circulate information and a link to our staff and community. I will be out in silence on our land with my family.

  5. Dear friends,
    I love the idea!
    ARSeminare will offer a medicine-walk or 24-h-solo in the french Vogesen-Mountains near to south-west Germany and Switzerland to support and join the first world nature quest. And of course I will go out myself.
    Hopefully we can offer a simultaneous nature quest next year.

    • bud says:

      Hello Reinhard, So good to have you with us. You’ll see we’ve added your location to our growing list of participants. Warm Regards, Bud

  6. Gesa Heiten says:

    Hi, great people,
    My husband Holger and me will join the initiative in going out on a mini quest, being part and renewing the deep connection with nature. Love and sweet surrender, G&H

    • bud says:

      Hello Gesa and Holger, Thank you for your participation – I wanted to re-post this for you. We are delighted the circle of participants is growing steadily and you’re now listed on our list!

      With much gratitude for your aligned actions! A big World Nature Quest hug to you both! Bud

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