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Pilgrim Walk in the Southern Grampians
1 September 2017 - 4 September 2017
…Awe, discovery and reflection through walking
‘Inaugural Pilgrim Walk’
We connect with pilgrim walking as essential to our human story
Wannon circle walk (easy-moderate 3days 45K walk)
(Friday September 1- Monday 4 – 2017)
A way of intended slowness is the gift of the old pilgrim’s (Camino) knowledge
–Indigenous people past and present who hold this place as sacred and alive.
–The Chinese who walked across the southern Grampians on their way to the goldfields, many dying on the walk and others held for forced work.
–The early settlers who valued and created the park we know today.
–Refugees and immigrants who risk their life every day walking for a new land and future.
Our life as a pilgrim Journey: Attending to transitional moments in our life is a soulful undertaking. Touching the earth, connecting with other stories of pilgrimage, being open to ‘not fully knowing’, experiencing simplicity, meeting other sojourners and feeling enlivened in natural beauty opens us to see new possibilities. Just the experience of walking is rejuvenating and connecting. You will be supported by a team who have carefully planned the route for care safety and enjoyment
Funds generated after cost to: Sanctuary Australia Foundation & Dunkeld refugee and asylum seeker support group
Leaders: Phil Perret: Safety, logistics and environmental co-planner Pauline Yule: General administrator and co-planner. Eleni Rivers: Artist and Educator. Paul Sanders Zen teacher and co-planner. Marty: botanist and environmental educator.
Inaugural Cost offer: Residential: Single, full $450, con. $350. Couple, full $800 $Con. $700 Early booking advised. Non-residential: Single $250, Con $200. Day only: $100, $75 Con. The costs will include: Accommodation, transport to and from walk when required, meals, processes and information booklet
While one does not have to be an experienced walker-please recognise a reasonable fitness is required or a capacity to walk around 15-20 Ks per day.
Sponsors: Dunkeld Old Bakery, Grampian Views B&B, Eleni Rivers Studio, Uniting Church, Dunkeld Delights, Cloud Mountain Retreat. Sanctuary Australia Foundation & Dunkeld refugee and asylum seeker support group.
Other elements within the pilgrim walk experience
Processes will enable participants to integrate the discoveries emerging from the walk through gentle reflective activities and supportive activities. These will include-conversation, art processes, hospitality, meditation or/and other reflective engagements.
An informational resource book and inaugural motif will be given to each participant