An essential component of The Tracking Project’s program is the art of peacemaking. Just as the true martial arts in their higher form lead to awareness and sensitivity rather than violence, the awareness induced by tracking, together with the Arts of Life, deep listening skills and simply being in nature, can lead to a profound inner peace. In this sense, nature itself is a peacemaker. For us, peace is the not the end of the process to heal the Earth—it is the beginning.


NEW!!!!! For years, one of the most popular parts of The Tracking Project’s courses has been the daily dream circle. John Stokes, Director of the project, has often talked about offering a course on dreams and dreaming that would address the dream ecology he has encountered in this travels and work with traditional cultures and communities around the world. Part 1 of this workshop (Nov 10-12, 2017) draws specifically on John’s experiences in Australia and Hawai’I, while Part 2 (offered in the spring 2018) ties in dream cultures from North and South America. Click for more details and to download flyer.


In early October Jade and John Stokes traveled to Cuiabá and Brasília to visit friends and members of our international community mentor network. Once again we were able to visit the Yudja people in Aldeia Aribaru and continue the dialogue we began in 2016 with the community regarding strategies for cultural revival and survival.


Check out our STAFF VIDEOS. And below, Jade Stokes talks about being born into The Tracking Project, finding one's place and position in this vast web of interconnections, the link between nature and creativity, and the role of the young in helping set up values and systems that are in tune with nature.

“Study the animals unobserved, learn their secrets. Wolf knows how to endure under the severest conditions. Deer can teach how to withstand thirst for a long time. The hawks give lessons in how to strike with accuracy. The elk teaches gallantry, the frogs watchfulness, the owl night wisdom and gentle ways, the bears strength, the foxes cunning and the coyotes how to elude capture.” ( from Mystic Warriors of the Plains)