“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

Path to the Wild offers Transformational Experiences in Wild Nature

David Clark

Path to the Wild is based in Southwest USA and offers awakening, meditative practices in wild nature, ranging from 10-day solo retreats to 3-5 day base camping retreats, and backpacking retreats.  Individualized retreats, tailored to the specific needs of an individual are available as well.

David also offers spiritual mentoring focused on providing guidance and support to begin a spiritual practice or to deepen an already existing practice, assisting in overcoming the inevitable challenges that arise along a spiritual journey.

The retreats and programs offered by Path to the Wild are grounded in David’s 50 years of spiritual practice in the Great Wisdom Traditions combined with his decades of guiding and living in the wilderness.  He continues to ramble in wild nature, mostly traveling along the backroads of national forests, backpacking, camping, and hiking in the deserts, canyons, and mountains of the Southwest.

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Path to the Wild Core Beliefs

  1. Every human being is born into this world with a purpose to fulfill.
  2. Our sense of happiness and wellbeing is achieved as we pursue and live out our true purpose.
  3. The discovery of our purpose is very difficult in our modern, urbanized world, largely cut off from wild nature.
  4. We are birthed from nature and nature is the best teacher to assist us in discovering and offering our gift to the world.
  5. The Wild “out there” reflects and mirrors the wild of our own “inner” wild nature.
  6. The mission of Path to the Wild is to offer programs that focus on the foundational experience of the Vision Quest
“My experience and training have led me to discover in a very profound way that it is in times of transition (often experienced as really scary and dangerous) that are actually the best times for heading into the wild to recover a sense of renewal and transformation.  Supported by wild nature, our tribe formed by sharing this journey, and your guide, we gain courage and commitment to take the next step on the path of our soul’s true calling.  This is the mission of Path to the Wild – to offer support in your courageous and life-giving journey.”
Wild Blessings,
Founder of Path to the Wild
Vision Quest Testimonial

Vision Quest Testimonial

Like many who are probably considering embarking on a vision quest, I was an absolute neophyte. I had a rough idea of what the process was about and maybe a slight inkling of what it might entail, but that was it. I stumbled upon David watching a video about him on...

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Video Interview by Cheap RV Living

Video Interview by Cheap RV Living

Meet David, a retired Episcopal Priest who now lives in an Isuzu Trooper SUV. He's found peace and harmony by living in nature and continues to serve others by leading them on their own personal Vision Quest.

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Interview on the Cosmic Creating Show

Interview on the Cosmic Creating Show

“Cosmic Creating Show” 9/1/18 with Jan Shaw and guest David Clark, who is passionate about assisting others to explore their true nature, meditation and the nature of mind in wilderness settings, using traditional meditation practices as well as drawing upon an integral spiritual model.

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