The 2017 Earth Vase Pilgrimage will begin and end at the Enlightenment Stupa at Milarepa Retreat Center, just on the border of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
The journey will take place on and around the famous peak of Mt. LaConte, one of the most beautiful and multifaceted mountains in the park. The pilgrimage will include a solo retreat of one or two nights, and will feature practices to connect with the five elements and the animal world.
This year we will will again offer a retreat on Johanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects” led by Deborah Eden Tull. The Work that Reconnects is a perfect prelude to the following pilgrimage and exploration of the sacred ground of the Smokies.