summer marks the 50th anniversary of the School of the
Natural Order at Home Farm.
spent his whole life fulfilling his dharma—to present a
re-articulation of the ancient wisdom teachings in language acceptable
to 20th century members of western cultures. When in the
1950’s it seemed just a matter of time before the United States would
be at war with Russia—a World War III—Vitvan was guided to find a
remote spot where those teachings could be preserved regardless of
what came to pass. Thus it was that one of his students brought him to
Baker, Nevada, to show him a ranch that was for sale that she thought
was the right kind of a place. On Labor Day, 1957, the School took
possession of that ranch and moved its headquarters to what Vitvan
named Home Farm.
students have come and gone since then, and some of us are still here.
It seems appropriate at such a landmark anniversary that we review
those years and renew our dedication to his work. One of the greatest
things (to some of us) about Vitvan’s teachings as opposed to other
philosophies is that he not only describes the higher levels, he
provides tools for interested students to use to achieve those heights
for themselves. Some of those “tools” are practices included in his
lesson courses, “Practice of the Way” and “Practices in Individual
summer we would like you to come help us celebrate. We will study and
work with some of the practices found in those courses. In addition,
we provide lots of opportunities to hear stories from students of how
they discovered Home Farm and Vitvan’s teachings, how they have used
them, and where their journey on the path has taken them since then.
We have enjoyed many such stories over the years, but now we would
like not only to hear them, but also to collect and publish them to
share with other students. Please come if you can and share your
story. If you can’t come and would like to email us your story, we
would be delighted to receive it.
who have studied related topics will be given time to make
presentations about their studies. We will also have early morning
sessions in breathing techniques and evening meditations. If this
sounds as exciting to you as it does to us, we’ll expect to receive
your registration soon. See you this summer!
get together and renew and rev-up our various practices in expanding
awareness and share of stories of our progress and plans for taking
our next steps on the path