“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” -Henry David Thoreau
our core values
The Adventure Awaits vision is to create experiences that help people explore, discover, and feel more connected with themselves, one another and the world. Our core values guide everything we do and our interactions with one another, with students and clients, with the communities we visit, and with our employees.
Our core values are:
<NATURE> <CONNECTION> <ADVENTURE>
"”One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
- William shakespear
Tri Hita Karana
This Sanskrit term translates to the Balinese “three paths to peacefulness and prosperity” and is based on a trio of harmonious relationships, the balance between humans and God, between humans and other humans and the equilibrium of man and nature. When all three are in balance; harmony and prosperity is the result. Tri Hita Karana teaches us:
GIVEN // TRI
The Gods graciously gave us life and have created nature for all.
RECIEVED // HITA
Nature offers nourishment and beauty, fulfilling all needs of human beings.
HONORED // KARANA
Humans have an obligation to preserve nature and live peacefully together.
"”If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
- african proverd
TRIRATNA, PALI, TIRATANA
The Three Treasures refers to the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha (TRIRATNA, PALI, TIRATANA). The sanskrit word Buddha means "The awakened one." Dharma literally means "carrying, holding," referring to the teaching, the universal laws. Sangha means "crowd, host," and refers to the community of people who practice together. In Buddhist communities, these Three Treasures or Jewels are a place of refuge and also the foundation of practice.
BUDDHA // TRIRATNA
Presence and awakening with every moment
dharma // PALI
Connection to your authentic and highest purpose
sangha // TIRATANA
Together we support, encourage and empower our greatness
"A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chains of routine and renews his life through traveling to far away places, making new friends and adopting new viewpoints"
- Wilfred Peterson
ADVENTURE // saahasa साहस
Out third and perhaps most vital core value is adventure. We believe adventure to be one of our most profound teachers. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Adventure retreat experiences teach us to come up against our comfort zone, to find the courage and empowerment for life changing awakening and personal growth.
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