Seven Unforgettable DaysYou are invited inward…and outward…in a week-long quest for meaning, for understanding, for direct experience, for freedom and truth. Such a journey gains authenticity from the dedication of body, mind and spirit to pilgrimage. ashrams, zendos, stupas, retreats, labyrinths, temples, sweat lodges, sanctuaries and much more…
The Camino de Crestone
Whilst walking the Camino de Santiago in October 2012, William Howell and his wife received a gift of inspiration from The Way of St. James...'Not far from our destination, a voice whispered within our ears a message as clear as springtime arising. “It's time for a Camino de Crestone.” That's where we live, in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Our little international mountain town of Crestone at the foot of sacred mountains, has since the '70s drawn to its quaintness numerous retreat centers, spiritual enclaves, labyrinths, sweat lodges, prayer circles, medicine wheels and sanctuaries. Immediately, the Camino's invitation to create another Camino became clear: The Camino de Crestone would be the world's first interfaith pilgrimage. '
2014: Walking into History
The great pilgrimages of the world—in India, Japan, Spain and England—are now joined by the world's first full inter-faith pilgrimage in a little mountain town in southern Colorado. Amid gorgeous country, a village unique in all the world beckons you to experience a full range of spiritual traditions aspiring to their original inspiration.
It all takes place over seven remarkable days and 36 miles. The Camino de Crestone pilgrimage is offered in the spirit of religious unity and diversity. You will be visiting many spiritual centers in a week-long experience geared to be educational, clarifying, non- dogmatic, and richly thorough—a unique contribution to your spiritual journey.
Amid some of Colorado's greatest beauty, the little mountain town of Crestone is a magnet of spiritual presences. Within walking distance of this small international village are stupas and zendos, ashrams, a Carmelite monastery, Buddhist retreats and centers for sacred dance and voice, not to mention medicine wheels, sweat lodges and the labyrinth of Chartres in its exact dimensions. The most sacred mountains in the world to the Hopi and Navajo overlook the Camino de Crestone and the Great Sand Dunes just to the south. It is a true place of power.
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