Exploring Spirit

in the Natural World

2022 Circle of Companions Gathering

October 7-9, 2022

Silver Falls State Park – Portland, Oregon

Here is the real task of the aspirant: to pierce through his own layers of self-imposed self-sufficiency, and insensitivity so that he may expose a layer of vital awareness to the world about him, which would teach him if it could.”  – Meher Baba, Listen Humanity

Please join us for an exploration of the natural world in the boundless beauty of the Silver Falls State Park just outside of Portland, Oregon.  We intend to plunge into the depths of our spiritual lives through experimentation and resonance with the divine manifestations of the natural world.

Together we will walk the forested canyons and gorgeous waterfalls in the spirit of curiosity. Our guest, TJ Ravenwolf- Koyukon Athabaskan and Muskogee Creek culture bearer, artist, and trickster will share his heritage through storytelling and ceremony.  We will practice new forms of communication from our inner experience, enjoy music, revel in prayer, commune with nature, and renew the vital awareness of Spirit.

Where: Silver Falls State Park, 85 miles south of Portland, Oregon

When: We will meet in the Park for dinner on Friday, October 7, explore all day Saturday and end Sunday after breakfast, October 9th, 2022.

Accommodations:  We will share lodges in the Park with double occupancy rooms, enjoy Smith Creek Lodge cuisine from “The Big Leaf Coffeehouse and Grill”, and have unlimited access to the 9,000 acre Oregon State Park and its 45 miles of trails. www.smithcreekvillage.com

Cost: $150/per guest, includes 2 nights lodging.

Registration: To register please complete the form below.


Exploring Spirit in the Natural World Registration

Please complete the following registration form if you would like to attend this event.

  • Please enter your name as it appears on your passport.
  • Meals

  • Silver Falls is under new management and does not offer family-style meals. Other than the catered meal together Saturday evening, (included in your registration of $150), we will need to purchase our meals from "The Big Leaf Coffeehouse and Grill," which is very close to the lodges. It is a beautiful setting with outside seating, and offers a nice selection including vegetarian and vegan choices. We hope this meets everyone's needs.
  • Please enter any other dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them for the shared meal.
  • Lodging

    Cost of lodging for two nights.
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    Beads on One String
    14 Beckford St. Salem, MA 01970

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