In 2004, Karen “retired” from her corporate career and spent more than two years traveling around the world, visiting sacred sites and indigenous peoples.
“Somewhere along the way, I began to see the world through different eyes,” says Karen, “and I realized that I was on
a unique and sacred pilgrimage.”
Masai village in Kenya
Highlights of some of Karen’s journeys include:
- Kenya – a 10-day silent walking safari across East and West Tsavo National Parks in Kenya, Africa.
- Egypt – sacred journeys to the temples along the Nile and the Great Pyramid, with private meditations in the King’s Chamber.
- Hawaii – swimming with the dolphins in the wild off the Big Island.
- Sedona, Arizona – hiking to various sacred sites for meditation and ceremonies.
- Peru – climbing to Machu Picchu – and to the even higher altitude of Waynapicchu.
- Brazil – hang gliding over the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro, and visiting “John of God.”
- Tibet/China – visiting the palace of the Dali Lama in Tibet, and walking the Great Wall in China.
- Australia/New Zealand – visiting with the indigenous aboriginal and Maori cultures.
- Ethiopia/Ghana – visiting a hospital and an orphanage with a contingent from the Agape International Spiritual Center led by Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith.
“Pilgrimage n: 1: a journey…to a shrine or sacred place
2: the course of life on earth”
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th Edition)