John P. Milton

John P. Milton teaches with his organization, Sacred Passage and The Way of Nature Fellowship. As a practitioner of meditation since the 1950s, he has developed unique practices for uniting inner and outer nature through training in Buddhist, Taoist, Vedantic, Tantric, and Native American traditions. He is a former professor of environmental studies and Woodrow Wilson Center scholar at the Smithsonian. John was a founding father of the environmental movement in the early 1960s. He was one of the first ecologists ever on staff at the White House as a member of the President’s Council of Economic advisors. He is also is the founder of Threshold, an international center for environmental renewal.

Title of UFCSH talk: “Sacred Land: Healing Through Immersion in Nature”
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

John P. Milton discusses how elements from the world’s Earth-honoring wisdom traditions can be integrated for personal and environmental transformation. He draws upon his vast experience to show that intentional alignment with Sacred Lands can have profound healing effects. John describes how ancient practices such as wilderness retreat, vision quest, ceremony and meditation are relevant today and help us fulfill our role as stewards of the Earth.