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Located in the Catskill Mountains, this land was recognized by indigenous peoples over a century ago as a place of healing. Come experience the natural world from a place of heart and connection.   Learn more »
"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians...The white people never wanted to learn before...Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn. But who really wants to learn?"   —Don Jose Matsuwa, Huichol, 1989   Learn more »
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.   —Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe   Learn more »

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Blue Deer Center News

Posted June 8, 2015

Blue Deer Center hosted our first Open House of 2015 on May 30th, welcoming more than 65 guests, of which approximately 40 were first-time visitors. This opportunity to share information about our programs and partnerships was a lot of fun and rewarding—new friends were made, several people registered for upcoming programs on-the-spot and even a generous donation was received—all before the day was through. The weather was splendid and the rain held out until after all the events had concluded.

Posted April 24, 2015

SOME MOUNTAINS ARE NOT MOUNTAINS. Not all caves, springs, groves and deserts are caves, springs, groves or deserts. Some are god beings of vast capacity, masquerading as features of the landscape. These god beings offer help to human beings.

WHAT KIND OF HELP? Some of life’s challenges yield to our effort, but some require something beyond what self-effort alone can muster. For this reason people throughout the world have long made pilgrimage to the sacred places…

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Posted April 10, 2015

Ancient Wisdom Rising ~ August 7-9, 2015

Raffle ticket will enter you to win an all expenses paid trip to attend the Ancient Wisdom Rising event at the Blue Deer Center on August 7-9.

Ticket Price: $50.00, Value: $1500.00. You have a 1 in 30 chance of winning!
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