About DEEP NATURE JOURNEYS & your guide: Bud Wilson

Deep Nature Journeys is the result of 30 years of apprenticing, studying and guiding leadership awareness trainings. Prior to founding Deep Nature Journeys, Bud designed and facilitated programs for John Denver’s Windstar Foundation, Rotary International’s Preserve Planet Earth Campaign, Naropa University, HeartMath, Newfield Network, The Pachamama Alliance, Hummingbird Ranch, Sacred Passage & The Way of Nature. In 2011 Bud coordinated the first World Nature Quest with 35 groups in 17 countries.

His formal education includes an interdisciplinary degree from Harvard University.

Thoughts from Bud:

“In more than 20 years of introducing people to the wilderness, I believe that direct, authentic connection with wild Nature, is the missing ingredient in our modern world. All Earth cherishing cultures, most likely including your ancestors, offered a Nature Centered “rite of passage” in wilderness as a unique life experience to support the transition from adolescence to adult responsibility. All for the well being of the entire community. Learning to live in harmony and balance with the rhythm and cycles of Nature represents an urgent priority for our communities, our modern society and each of us.”

This excerpt from Wendell Berry epitomizes the challenge we are now facing:

wendell-berry “We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.”

Deep Nature Journeys™ helps individuals quiet their minds and open their hearts to a deeper meaning and purpose for their lives. Participants discover their own true nature. In short we address nature deficit disorder as we re-weave the human story, embraced by the healing power of wilderness.

To learn about my views on Reverence and to see a brief biographical sketch, please see my recent interview with educator/author/artist Eileen Pardini, here:


“My commitment is to gently and skillfully support the awakening of your creativity and aliveness.  This experience can make a huge difference in how the rest of your life unfolds.”

judith“Bud is a gifted and experienced guide who brings a wealth of earth and body based awareness practices to support the group and the individuals on their own unique journey. Bud also provides impeccable safety instruction, training and monitoring which is the foundation for any wilderness visioning experience.” – Judith Ansara. Founder, Peacemakers Institute, Boulder, Colorado