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Original medicine 

This program is a  psycho-spiritual cross-cultural mindfulness approach to the teachings that weave together indigenous wisdom, mindfulness, and earth-based practices in order to integrate seasons and the transitions between the seasons as cross-cultural mindfulness tools.  In indigenous societies, there are long-standing practices of creating the sacred, cultivating stillness and embracing silence. They  cherish being in nature and conducting rituals to acknowledge the coming changes in the world around them and within themselves. 

community healing council

The practice of the healing council is based on indigenous wisdom that integrates psycho-spiritual experiences of self-development.  Our approach to healing the collective is from a holistic understanding of cultivating authenticity.

Current offerings

Original Medicine 4-Part Series

This program is a psycho-spiritual, cross-cultural, mindfulness approach that weaves Indigenous Wisdom, Buddha-Dharma, and Earth-based practices. We will work with each Season as a teacher, so that we might unify ourselves with the Natural world.

In Indigenous societies, there are long-standing practices of honoring the sacred, cultivating stillness, embracing silences, and forming a relationship to deep listening; these practices open our hearts to the mysteries of life. They are the messengers that guide us back to the wisdom of our precious hearts.

We invite you to explore the possibilities that lay within, allowing authenticity to emerge as Original Medicine.

Saturdays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM PST


January 22 (Registration open)

April 9

July 9

October 8


January 14

Original Medicine 4-Part Series 

January 22, 2022




community healing council

In most cultures, the symbol of a circle represents wholeness, and the potential for unity. When we come together as an intentional community, for personal development and healing, we are honoring the sacred. We will cultivate the collective practice of listening,
witnessing, and holding space for the whole as we heal ourselves by acknowledging what needs to be healed.

We will work with the Seasons, Elements, and Nature as direct mirrors for the healing process. Indigenous cultures recognize that the healing of self is connected to the whole community.

Sundays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM PST


April 23

July 30

October 29


January 28





New event registrations will be sent out for the remaining sessions - please save the date for our January 2022 event! 

This is a donation based offering. 

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Special Guest:

Dr. Leslie Gray, executive director and founder of the Woodfish Institute, is a Native American psychologist who has studied with medicine people and elders from various tribal backgrounds. She advocates (and embodies) a new vision of health care—the integration of ancient healing and modern medicine.


Dr. Gray has a private practice in San Francisco, California, teaches workshops and seminars worldwide, and conducts travel/study programs to ancient sites. She has lectured at various universities including the University of California at Berkeley and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She consults with individuals and organizations on the practice of ecopsychology, and her work has been featured in such periodicals as East-West Journal and Re-Vision Journal, as well as in the book Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. Dr. Gray has served on the board of directors of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and is currently an Associate of the Milton Erickson Institute of the Bay Area.

Original medicine YEARLONG PROGRAM

January 22, 2022 - December 6, 2022

*Registration open


Indigenous societies recognize individuals holding our personal power as Original Medicine. The shadow of the false self is purified as we strengthen our authentic self through the practice of coming home to our truth and power. The teachings of Buddha and Indigenous wisdom build this foundation of truth, trust, and love. 


Together we will explore ways of come into our own Original Medicine and enhance our personal growth and purpose.

Registration closes on January 24, 2021. 


Program Fees 

You have the option of choosing 1) the reciprocity contribution level and 2) the frequency by which you'll submit payments to Braided Wisdom. 


Reciprocity Contribution Levels

Benefactor: $900 

Spiritual Friend: $750 

Supporter: $600

Community Builder: please contact to discuss options 


Payment Frequency

Full Up Front, Quarterly, or Monthly 

**If you choose quarterly or monthly, you will be expected to submit a payment to Braided Wisdom at the end of each month. An event link requesting registration and payment will be sent to you quarterly or monthly. 


yearlong program dates


Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm PST

January 22

March 22

April 5 & 19

May 3 & 17

June 7 & 21

July 5 & 19

Aug 2 & 16 

Sept 6 & 20

Oct  4 & 18

Nov. 1 & 15

Dec. 6

** Due to COVID19 all class are on Zoom**  

On the Land

Wolf Dream Mountain/Philippines

June 9-12, 2022 - Deep Renewal Women's Gathering

June 17-19, 2022 - BWLTP & Original Medicine Yearlong