The Art Of Presence
Jul 1st, 2018


Dancing Spirit Ranch
1600 Conn Road Columbia Falls, MT


The Art of Presence Being present with your Self and in your life is the single most healing, inspiring and transformative practice you will ever learn... Join me . . . in the presence of Trees. Where the Earth beckons a deeper listen As it draws you down into it’s peace. Join me . . . on the edge of the known and unfamiliar. In the company of intimate strangers. Join me . . . for an eternal moment Within the eye of spiraling time. As we reclaim what we’ve lost. Join me . . . in loving emancipation In blinding night and blinding light. To awaken once more and again. Peter Kater Join me, Peter Kater, for a full week (7 full days and nights) just outside of Whitefish, Montana, cultivating deep presence, healing, intimacy and joy in one of the most beautiful and serene places on Earth. Through listening to live music, to the sounds and silence of nature, crystal singing bowls, to our Selves and each other, we will cultivate a deep awareness and experience the magical presence and continual movement of Life in all of its transformations. Being present with ourselves, the Earth and each other is the single most healing, inspiring and transformative practice we will ever learn . . . and the most creative. We will spend a week together at Dancing Spirit Ranch, a peaceful yet dynamic place of conscious co-creation between man and nature, where the earth, the elements and the natural cycles of life are given center stage in the incredible beauty of the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana. It sits on 160-acres full of forests, ponds, and over 5 miles of walking trails leading you to a variety of sacred stone sites. From labyrinth walks to gong baths, the hidden treasures of Dancing Spirit Ranch will make this retreat unlike any other. The ranch has a variety of buildings that create a unique Western Village, perfect to house our nature getaway. From yoga and music in the School House, to nourishing meals in the Barn, every corner of the ranch has something memorable to offer. We will enjoy delicious, healthy meals made with local farm-to-table organic ingredients. We will listen to music performed by myself and other guest musicians daily, sometimes in performance style situations and sometimes informally next to the roasting fire. During each nightly fire circle, we will share and entertain thoughtful, engaging and expanding conversation, and sometimes just contemplate and revel in the silent roar of quiet presence. Lie under my piano while I play for you and even sign-up for a personal private musical “reading,” which I will record for you. We will tone together using 12 crystal singing bowls. We will explore the wonder and miracle of Nature on beautiful Dancing Spirit Ranch, at local lakes, at Glacier National Park and even take a leisurely four hour river float on tubes, kayaks, canoes or paddle boards from town back to the ranch. We will learn and practice various exercises to stimulate deep presence and listening. And we will have every afternoon free to do as we wish. Enjoy and explore the beauty and magic of nature; or nap in the sun by the lake; or kayak, paddle board; journal or visit with friends. All formal group activities will happen between sunrise and lunch and then again from dinner into the evening hours. There will be one or two free evenings as well to explore Whitefish or do whatever your heart calls you to do. Also, if you’re a musician and would like to play with me, bring your instrument. I’m sure we can find some time during the week to be present in our music together.

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