Upcoming Illuman Of Washington Events
EROP Grave Digging and Garden Prep Work Party: Friday, April 21st, 4 pm – Sunday, April 23rd, 1 pm
You are invited to spend a weekend in community on the land at Ekone Ranch, helping to prepare grave places at White Eagle Memorial Preserve, Ekone’s conservation burial ground.
This sacred labor will support the Illuman EROP eldering retreat in May and future winter burials.
We will gather for dinner and a Q&A session on Friday evening, then an orientation after breakfast on Saturday morning followed by two work sessions Saturday morning and afternoon, and a morning session on Sunday, followed by lunch and goodbyes.
Ekone staff will provide meals and some indoor lodging is available in the bunkhouse, or you can bring camping gear.
Bring work clothes and gloves, sturdy boots, and water bottles.
White Eagle will provide tools, but if you have favorite shovels, pick axes, or digging bars, feel free to bring them!
* In the spirit of the full spectrum of celebrating life and preparing for death, this weekend is a joint grave and garden preparation work party
* Covid protocols: We ask that you take a home test before you come out to join us, we will be working outside, but eating together and there is shared sleeping space in the bunkhouse. Tent camping is recommended if you do not want to share indoor space. There are a few spots for RV/Van camping as well.
If you have specific questions, please reach out to White Eagle Cemetery Director Jodie at email@example.com.
Elder Rites of Passage: May 3-7 2023, Ekone Ranch
Where the MROP serves primarily as an initiation into the second half of life (though we regularly have men in their 60s and 70s attend), the EROP serves as a gathering of men beginning and/or deepening their eldering journey.
Men’s Rites of Passage: The MROP returns to the Pacific Northwest in May of 2024.
The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) is an experience that awakens men to the adventure and mystery of their own belovedness, their masculinity, their deep spirituality, their potential for leadership, and the process of transformation.
Stoke the Fire
Illuman of Washington offers a range of gatherings on an ongoing basis. These include quarterly wilderness wanderings, firesides, backpacking, councils, retreats, work days, service work, and more.
The location and other details for each Washington council are announced each month in the newsletter. Council includes practices that touch on all five of our touchstones, but the best way to learn about council is to experience council. Council is open to all men. For those who live far from an existing council circle, we have virtual council groups that meet as well.
Illuman of WA Calendar
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