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Module Numbering

Please note that the first module in the course is the Intro and Orientation, and the first content module is Module 2. When Dr. Barstow mentions a module in the video, add 1 to it and you’ll be able to find it. Sorry for the inconvenience — the software won’t allow a module zero or an un-numbered one.

Rain of Blessings Online Retreat–Video Recordings

Welcome Video by the Acharyas
(Please note that for Acharya Hessey’s section, the video froze, but we can still hear his voice well.)

Thursday, August 13– Session 2
Guided Practice #1 with Acharya Spiegel

Thursday, August 13–Session 3
Talk #1 by Acharya Pongracz

Friday, August 14–Session 2
Guided practice #2 with Acharya Marianne Bots

Friday, August 14–Session 3
Talk #2 by Acharya Hessey

Saturday, August 15– Session 2
Guided Practice #3 with Acharya Pongracz

Saturday, August 15–Session 3
Talk #3 by Acharya Bots

Sunday, August 16– Session 2
Guided Practice #4 with Acharya Hessey (+ Talk on Inexpressible Absolute Confession)

Sunday, August 16–Session 3
Talk #4 (during feast) by Acharya Spiegel

Touching the Earth Collective’s Community Meeting on Saturday–September 26–Recording Available


We met on Saturday, September 26 at 2:00 pm (Eastern) to raise our collective lungta and harvest ideas and inspiration about the 2020-2021 Strategic Plan and how we will move forward in the year to come.

This gathering was also  an opportunity to celebrate our successes, and give thanks to each other, after almost 2 years of existence!

Two-Eyed Seeing with Elder Albert Marshall–Recording now available here!

Join us for this conversation with Elder Albert Marshall, HonDLitt – Mi’kmaw Nation, facilitated by Christine Heming.

Saturday, July 25 at 4:00 pm (Atlantic).

Climate change activists have been calling for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge.  Elder Albert Marshall’s two-eyed seeing is a guiding principle for how to join indigenous wisdom and knowledge with Western science and technology in a collaborative effort of co-learning how to live on this earth in a balanced and sustainable way.

Albert Marshall is a highly respected and much-loved Elder of the Mi’kmaw Nation; he lives in Eskasoni First Nation in Unama’ki (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia, and is a passionate advocate of cross-cultural understandings and healing, and of our human responsibilities to care for all creatures and our Earth Mother.  

In Albert’s words:  “So this is what we truly believe. This is what reinforces our spiritualities: that no one being is greater than the next, that we are part and parcel of the whole, we are equal, and that each one of us has a responsibility to the balance of the system”. 

Please enjoy the recording!

You can also read the transcript here!