PILGRIMAGE TO PANDO is a contemplative journey to the home of the largest living organism on Earth, Sept. 6-9, 2018. PILGRIMAGE TO PANDO follows in the footsteps of the 2017 ROADTRIP TO PANDO, taking place in remote Fish Lake, UT in the south-central part of the state.
Event guides are the Rev. Ed Bacon, Episcopal priest and author; the Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Buddhist priest and founder of the Center for Transformative Change, and Jihad Turk, imam and founder of the Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School.
Pando Pilgrims are seekers of wisdom from across the greatest diversity. Lovers of nature. Enjoyers of great food. Nurturers in the company of others.
Together, they’re undertaking a journey of reflection and (re)imagination. To a site where everything you can see is part of the same rootball.
Like last year, we’re spending three nights in cabins adjacent to the Pando grove — only this time, we’ve secured them all, including the lodge (built of heavy timber in 1930). Full disclosure: cell phones don’t work in the area.
During the days, Ed, angel, and Jihad lead us into a variety of contemplative and ritual experiences, in collaboration with leaders from other diverse traditions.
We spend time with the Pando grove and learn about its ways from chief scientist Paul Rogers and others focused on the ecology of the area. Legendary social impact designer John Bielenberg facilitates workshops focused on saving the Pando grove and extending the message of interconnectedness that it symbolizes. John B. Cobb, Jr., pioneer at the intersection of philosophy, religion, and the environment, helps us keep the whole in philosophical perspective.
Special guests will continue to be announced between now and the time of the trip.