Understanding Consciousness-Altering Substances: Cannabis, Opiates, Alcohol, and More

Consciousness-altering substances have long been a part of ritual, medicine, and social life. As humanity develops, our relationship to such substances has changed and must be explored and seen anew. Understanding how these substances work in the human being allows us to understand their effects on consciousness and inner development. Substances explored as exemplars will include cannabis, opiates, LSD/psychedelics, alcohol, tobacco, and ayhuasca.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Friday,
02:00pm to 03:00pm
Location: 
Pendleton

Sacred Seed Stewardship - CANCELED

Seed is a precious common heritage and an essential component to the future sustainability of our food. Our ancestors have faithfully passed us this incredible gift of life over countless generations. Rowen White, in her work with Sierra Seed Cooperative and Indigenous SeedKeepers Network, is revitalizing the human connection to these sacred heritage seeds and honoring their cultural and practical context within our daily lives.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Saturday,
05:00pm to 06:30pm
Location: 
Pettygrove

Biodynamic Winemaking Intensive at Montinore Estate - SOLD OUT

In this full-day pre-conference intensive, we will delve into practical and creative approaches to making Biodynamic wine. Presentations from leading winemakers and researchers will be complemented by in-depth tours of the vineyard and winery at Montinore Estate.

On-farm lunch and bus transportation are included in the registration fee.

Much of this event will take place outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress for inclement weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Space is limited and we expect this event to sell out early.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Thursday,
08:30am to 04:30pm
Location: 
Montinore Estate (Bus leaves from Red Lion)

Achieving Belonging in a Culture of Race and Racism

Race has been an age-old sense of belonging for humanity and one of the strongest inheritances passing through human consciousness. Race holds for us a riddle for a most important step in the evolution of consciousness and the mysteries of the Earth. We are all called into the initiation of a new Earth Culture born our higher belonging. Understanding ways of healing this gap between inheritance and creation is the aim of our workshop.  

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Friday,
02:00pm to 03:00pm
Location: 
Overton

Connecting to Spirit

Take time to balance stimulating conference content with the healing arts. Introducing simple watercolor techniques in painting and meditation exercises for developing discernment of the heart and cultivating our connection to spirit. Through the arts, we stimulate our imagination and develop a closer relationship of our inner landscape with the outer world of nature. No experience necessary; all beginners are welcome.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Friday,
05:00pm to 06:30pm
Location: 
Glisan

Biodynamic Farming Results in Mexico after Seven Years of Research - CANCELED

This workshop will look at a participative research project, conducted from 2010 to 2017, to implement biodynamic farming and Integrated Management in México in different crops like avocado (Persea americana Mill), Corn (Zea Mays), Tomatoes (Lycopersicum sculatum), and Citrus Tree (Citrus aurantifolia). The study was developed in 50 orchards (20 conventional and 30 organic) in Michoacan, Jalisco, and Colima states in México.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Saturday,
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Crown Zellerbach

Wise Words from Biodynamic Pioneers of the Pacific Northwest

We are blessed to have several longstanding biodynamic pioneers here in the Pacific Northwest, including Henning Sehmsdorf of Washington and Ferdinand Vondruska of British Columbia. Each of these pioneers has a rich and unique story and much experience to share. What have they learned over many decades of biodynamic practice, and how do they see biodynamics moving forward into the future? Join us to hear their stories and wisdom and engage in a rich and interactive conversation, moderated by a recent graduate of the Biodynamic Association's farmer training program, Brent Wasser.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Sunday,
08:30am to 10:00am
Location: 
Crown Zellerbach

The Spiritual-Scientific Foundations of Biodynamic Agriculture, Part 2

Rudolf Steiner intended to inaugurate a rational and scientific, as well as spiritual, method of agriculture. In the first four lectures of his Agriculture Course, he outlined the spiritual-scientific foundations for the biodynamic preparations at the heart of this new method of agriculture. Unless these foundations are understood, the preparations will remain a riddle. We will review these initial lectures with their many difficult-to-understand details and uncover the systematic principles contained in Steiner's highly condensed indications.

Event Type: 
workshop
Date: 
Sunday,
08:30am to 10:00am
Location: 
Pendleton