Preserving a Legacy of a Transformative Sanctuary for Future Generations


Dearest Way of Nature Community,

During the last four decades, our Sacred Land Sanctuary in the spiritual center of Crestone, Colorado has hosted thousands who have come to retreat and immerse in Way of Nature programs and enjoy the sacred and peaceful nature of this beautiful land.

Today, through your generous contributions, the Way of Nature Foundation has the fortunate opportunity to purchase an essential stream-side parcel and to formally protect it within the Sacred Land Sanctuary.

We are asking for your generous support to help the Way of Nature Foundation acquire this essential parcel of land, 15 acres adjacent to the Sacred Land Sanctuary which just came on the market. As part of our Sacred Mission to protect Sacred Land, it is imperative that we acquire this parcel of land known as "Stone Heaven," its name derived from the prominence of ancient stone meditation seats on the property. This pristine land overlooks many of the prime solo sites on the Sanctuary, including the classic 28 and 44 Day AllOne Time Solo Sites. With your support, we can protect it from invasive development and ensure its preservation and enjoyment for many generations!

The Sacred Land Sanctuary, which now stretches over 240 acres, is home to over 2,000 ancient stone meditation seats and contains a diverse biome and safe haven for many wildlife species to thrive. It is recognized as one of the most idyllic places on the planet to practice earth-centric spirituality and experience nature-connected healing and transformation.

Under the protection of the Way of Nature Foundation, the Sacred Land Sanctuary serves as an essential and contemporary model demonstrating to the world how to honor and protect sacred land. We stand for and uphold the "rights of nature." By honoring the sanctity of nature and allowing it to remain in its original and natural condition, we fulfill our deep commitment to natural liberation and to be of highest service to this magnificent planet we all share together!

We deeply appreciate your financial support. If you can give $100 or more to support this sacred initiative today, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped preserve a legacy of a transformative sanctuary for untold thousands to come.

Please Click Here to make a tax-deductible donation to the WoN Foundation (a 501(c)3 non profit). 100% of all donations will go toward the purchase of this sacred parcel of land. You may want to check to see if your employer will match your donation.

Our financial goal is to raise $200,000 for the purchase of this vital and important land. With your generous support, we will achieve our goal.


For More Information: 
Michele Blackburn: 435-259-0816
John McGah: 617-913-7723

1. The Fundamental Truth

All perceived forms are interconnected, constantly change and continually arise from, manifest within and return to Primordial Source.

2. Commit Yourself Completely to Liberation in this Lifetime

John personally recommends:  That you commit yourself completely to liberation in this lifetime for the benefit of all Beings.

3. Relax 

De-contract, relax, let go, trust and surrender into Life.

The Twelve Guiding Principles

of Natural Liberation

The Twelve Guiding Principles of Natural Liberation are a multi-faceted Matrix, where we can enter from many doorways, depending upon our unique situation. Taken together, these Twelve Principles and their associated practices create an all-denominational body of unique teachings that form the Heart Essence of the Way of Nature path.
John P. Milton devoted many years of study, deep training and spiritual cultivation in some of the world's most profoundly enlightening, earth-connected traditions to present these core principles in a clear and concise manner. Synthesized and distilled from the ancient teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, Dzogchen, Tantra, Vedanta, and several Shamanic paths, these 12 Principles are a culmination of John’s many years (starting in 1945) of solo immersion and spiritual practice in the wilderness. For those of you searching for a path to Sacred illumination, these teachings are offered as a useful way to support your journey into the Boundless.

‚ÄúThe unmodified, uncorrected Nature of Mind is Liberated by its being allowed to simply remain in its own original and natural condition.‚ÄĚ

~ Padmasambhava, Founder of Tibetan Buddhism

Step into the Sanctuary 

Please enjoy this short video entitled, "Sacred Land, Sacred Mission."

We hope this will inspire even deeper appreciation and commitment toward the Sacred Land Sanctuary Initiative.

Over the past few years, the Way of Nature Foundation has been successful in securing 2 very important 40-acre parcels adjacent to the Sacred Land Sanctuary for preservation and stewardship, including the 20-acre parcel mentioned in last year's appeal. We are grateful to everyone who has given generously of their time, finances and energy to support our efforts to preserve this sacred land.

We couldn't do this without you!

John P. Milton

The Beauty of the Sacred Land Sanctuary

Download this Presentation about the Way of Nature Foundation's Sacred Land Sanctuary