In gkGREEN’s Home Planet series, we have highlighted worthy causes and introduced gkBRAND’s alter ego, gkGREEN. In this article, we would like to focus on an individual whom has helped countless people grow and develop a deep appreciation and understanding for nature, the ecology, sustainability and the human consciousness.
This individual is John P. Milton, a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman whom Vásken has had the honor to study with for the last two decades.
John Milton’s vision quest and shamanic work began in the mid-1940’s, after experiencing his first vision quest at the age of seven. Since the 1950’s, John has guided thousands of people into the wilderness, always sharing with them a profound connection with Nature, and a deep commitment to the realization of Source Awareness.
Over the years, many colleagues from corporations, CEO’s and executives around the globe have sought his profound teachings on the Clear Light of Source and on spiritual cultivation and meditation in Nature. His has also been widely sought for his powerful yet gentle Qigong teachings, T’ai Chi Ch’uan training, and Sacred Passage programs. He has pioneered a unique technique of spiritual cultivation in Nature that ripens in a deep ecological experience of Communion with all species and with Mother Earth herself.
John’s teaching’s draw upon many decades of practice in various styles of meditation, T’ai Chi, Qiqong, and extensive personal vision questing. His training is also informed by direct teachings from many of the world’s outstanding spiritual teachers and lineages. From this comprehensive background, John has created a path of key principles and disciplines that flow from Universal Source. He calls this path “The Way of Nature.” The lead process of this Way John has named, “Sacred Passage.”
The core of The Way of Nature Fellowship and Sacred Passage are Twelve Principles, distilled from his many years of solo time in the wilderness, and combined with deep training in some of the world’s most profoundly enlightening, earth-connected lineages. Buddhist, Taoist, Dzogchen, Tantric, Vedantic and Shamanic traditions are mystically encapsulated in these Twelve Principles, the Heart of his Awareness Training.
For John, and all who associate with his teachings and principles, Nature – not human constructs – is the Church, the Mosque, the Temple, and the Altar.
“Attune the inner pace of your life with Nature’s rhythms through ancient principles and teachings. Imagine yourself alone, deep in a beautiful, pristine wilderness. No distractions, nothing to disturb the tranquility. Alone. All One.”
To learn more about John Milton and his teachings, contact gkBRAND.