|Absaroka Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating Buddhist practice and wildreness travel for the benefit of human and planetary health.
There is no separation between personal and planetary. Each thought, each action, each breath, is an expression of this deep connection. Every human being has the capability to awaken to this reality, and to begin the process, which is both individual and communal, of creating social systems that reflect this awareness.
One of the primary spiritual tasks of our historical period is to recover an awareness of the intrinsic relationship between human beings and the rest of the living world. Nurturing this relationship is indispensable for the manifestation of personal sanity, peace of mind, and spiritual development.
Global climate change, environmental degradation, ever-increasing technological distractions, and an inexorable societal attention to consumption and entertainment are all symptoms of a broken connection. This is at heart a spiritual malady, and it requires a spiritual response.
At the core of our existence, human beings require a conscious awareness of contact with Earth. The living world is a mutually evolving support community of flora, fauna, mountains and rivers within which we live. The salient social illusion of our time is that we are separate from this mosaic of life. Seeing through this illusion and experiencing the non-separation of our existence is fundamental to realizing our true nature.
Dedicated to the path of awakening, self-realization and stewardship, Absaroka Institute is a wellspring for the unification of spiritual and ecological understanding through wilderness travel and Buddhist meditation.