October 2015

Atlan Center
:: Upcoming Events ::
CultureSeed Presents:
Circles to Creativity
Painting Social w/ Jazzminh Moore
Sunday, October 25th 2 – 5 pm
@ Volcanic Bottle Shoppe in Hood River
circles to creativity
:: Take found circular objects & trace them ::
:: Overlap circles to create a dynamic composition ::
:: Paint inside – or outside – your lines ::
:: Rediscover the joys of painting! ::
Reflect on the seasons and discover your taste for subjective color choices.
Principals of Color Theory and 2-D Design are woven casually throughout the workshop.
Join us for an afternoon full of creative fun and take home your own work of art!
learn more here :: culture seed.org/circles 
+ facebook updates here

Community Drum Circle + Potluck
hosted by Culture Seed
Come gather and co-create! No experience necessary, just bring an open spirit & a potluck dish to share. This is a celebration of each individual coming together as a group to share, listen, play, create, have fun & be in the moment!

What:        Community Drum Circle & Potluck*
When:       Sunday November 8th from 5 – 7 pm
Where:      Atlan Artifactory Building (upstairs)
37 Nestor Peak Rd., White Salmon
 Who:          Open to the community – No experience necessary**
 Cost:         This is a free event. However, we do appreciate donations to help CultureSeed offset the cost of the space.

For more information contact RobRoy at robroyukusa@yahoo.com

*Bring food to share as well as a plate/bowl/silverware for yourself.
**There will be some extra drums and hand percussion items available to use.

CultureSeed’s mission is to inspire and support thriving communities through experiential learning and transformational events.

:: Harvest Gathering ::
with the Garden Pod
Saturday, November 7th, @ Noon
The Garden Pod is looking forward to a gathering of reflection, future thoughts and celebration!
We will get together at 10 am, as usual, to work and harvest in the garden. This is an energetic time for all to put love and work into the soil, the plants and our relationships.
It has been a beautiful and bountiful season! After the work party, at high noon, we look forward to holding a Harvest Gathering. During this time, we will share a potluck lunch of autumnal dishes and trade preserved garden goods.


We’re even hoping to light up the new cob oven and collaborate on making some tasty pizzas and calzones!

This will be a grand time for everyone to reflect on the season, share thoughts for the future and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Weekend Retreat w/ John Lockley
November 13th -15th @ Atlan

CultureSeed will be hosting John Lockley, South African Sangoma shaman & healer for an intensive weekend of deep spiritual work called ‘Opening the Road’.
Participants will be invited into a container of experience with shamanic dream-work, ancestral ritual, dynamic mindful-ness, drumming & trance dance.
There will also be an evening talk & a half day workshop at New Renaissance Bookstore in NW Portland on Nov 4th & 6th.

John is also offering divination & healing sessions during his stay.
Please email laurrien@gmail.com to reserve a private session. 

Click here to sign up for any of these upcoming programs.

Community Happenings

Atlan Village Building Convergence

Special thanks to all who came out for Atlan’s 3rd Annual Village Building Convergence!
During this event, Bernhard Masterson led the construction of a cob oven that now sits under a beautiful timber framed roof made with cedar from the Atlan forest by our crew of builders. There was a dedicated group of 5 steadily working with the cob, joined periodically by a larger group of VBC participants. We felt fully engaged with the materials as we stomped and squished the clay mixes with our feet and hands.
On Sunday afternoon, our Atlan Community drum circle came to the Medicine Wheel to energize those of us building the oven. On the last day, the hearth was fired up and we happily baked delicious pita bread.
Next time…pizza!

Jamaica opening the session for the panel of contributors at the ReInhabiting the Village launch party.
more info: reinhabitingthevillage.com

Evergreen Students Visit Atlan

The Adventure Travel and Ecotourism class at Evergreen State College visited Atlan Center earlier this month. They are studying specific organizations in these industries involving large multinational companies as well as small independently owned business and their role and impact within their respective environments.
“Our trip to Atlan was a great example for us to see first hand a developing business and community with the intention to create a more harmonious and conscious way of living… Indeed, for all those fortunate enough to visit Atlan and experience what they have to offer, you will be stepping into what I believe to be the new frontier of culture and sustainable living.” – Spencer O’Neal
Thanks Spencer for bringing the class to Atlan! We look forward to building on these special relationships.

Visit to Hyla Woods for Forest Stewardship Inspiration

Our Atlan Land Management Pod had the opportunity to visit for a comprehensive tour of the Hyla Woods with Peter Hayes. There we took inspiration for forest management practices that model productive regenerative forestry practices. Have a look at their website, hylawoods.com, for inspiration and stay tuned for more on Regenerative Forestry at Atlan!

~ How to Get Involved ~

Want to learn more about
What is “Atlan?”
Come spend time on the Land and
get to know the Community. This is a great season to plan a visit. Contact connect@atlancenter.com to be hosted for personal retreat or to learn about other ways to participate. *We also invite you to fill out our contact form on on our website if you’d like to share more about yourself and to sign up for our newsletter!
To Learn more about Atlan….Please visit our website: atlancenter.com, including the FAQ section.
What is CultureSeed?

CultureSeed is a nonprofit learning network dedicated to creating and inspiring thriving global communities of interconnection. We create and support experiential learning programs and cultural events that will benefit and influence the communities that we live, work, and play in. CultureSeed’s home is at Atlan Ecovillage, however programs and events will take place all over the planet! Our vision is to sow seeds in present and future generations that empower people to live happy, meaningful lives to help our local and global communities thrive.

Programs, events, internships and artist in residence opportunities are on their way. Ideas for learning programs? Tell us about it here!

Visit Cultureseed.org for more details.

The Living Bus Project
:: Launch Party ::

Dozens of community enthusiasts joined The Living Bus Project for its 501c3 Launch Party on September 25th. The party was held by its creators Bill, Melissa and Paige Myers who opened the doors to their unique home for the first night of the Atlan Village Building Convergence. A great local IPA was provided by Pfriem Family Brewers which paired well with the wonderful display of art from local fine artist Jazz-minh Claire Moore & photographer Michael Bittner.

Find out more about this inspiring
venture here:
The Living Bus Project

You can support this awesome project by making a tax exempt donation here!
(After entering your email, a drop down menu allows you to choose The Living Bus Project.)

Atlan Community Garden:
*Community Garden Hours:  Saturdays 10 am

The garden has been providing an impressive bounty of beautiful and nourishing food for our community. We’ve been harvesting beets, beans, carrots, tomatoes, kale, summer and winter squash. 
We are very grateful that our amendment center has been moved. Tucked in behind the beautiful new cob oven and under an amazing timber framed roof, this temporary placement will provide shelter from the wind and rain during the saturating seasons. It even gives us a place to dry our bokashi! Which is now ready and available for pick up at the amendment station.

The greenhouse walls have gone up in order to “battened down the hatches” over the south beds. This will prolong our summer loving veggies! While, the uncovered north vegetable beds are planted with cool season crops which will last through the crisp fall months. We are excited to see how long the garden will continue to produce and provide for our community!

Yogaspirit hosts…
Yoga Teacher Training

Starting Oct. 24th @ Atlan Center
with Susanne Silvermoon & Joanne Matson

Take your love of yoga deeper and learn to become a certified yoga instructor. Join Susanne Silvermoon of YogaSpirit Studios and Joanne Matson of Yoga Samadhi in this 200 hour teacher training immersion. Atlan is excited to host the space for this training, happening one weekend each month for a full year.

The Kin of Atlan…is an invitation to be involved with us, this land, and this vision. It’s a very real opportunity to Learn and Live with Atlan. It’s happening. The kin are gathering. We want you to gather with us. Click here to Connect.
With much excitement and Love,
the Atlan Community