Philosophy in Nature – course 2022

Re-evaluation of all values
6 day course in Bulgaria

Dates: 16 June till 23 June 2022

(Still 3 places available!)

In 2010 Peter Raine and Miriam Lancewood left modern civilization to live in the wilderness of New Zealand – with not much more than a pack, a tent and a bow and arrow.
One year became seven, and eventually they hiked 5000 km through New Zealand and Europe.
Presently the couple reside in an off-grid shepherd’s cottage in the Rodopi mountains in Bulgaria.

After a decade of leading a rigorous life in the wild, Peter and Miriam would like to share their unique perspective and stories in Gudevitsa (south Bulgaria).
This course will involve six days of practical philosophy lectures, intensive dialogue and nature based exercises.
The aim is to achieve practical steps to move beyond the limitations of every day life. This requires a re-evaluation of all values.

Inspired by philosophers like F. Nietzsche, J. Krishnamurti and Raimon Panikkar, Miriam and Peter will take the participants onto a radical journey into the unknown.

Course costs:

600 Euro per person. The fee includes the course, food and accommodation, but excludes travel and Covid testing.

Due to limited places, the selection process is based on a good working knowledge of English.
A background in philosophy is useful but not required.


15 June, fly into Sofia
16 June, pick up by our bus at 9 am in Sofia
17 June day 1
18 June day 2
19 June day 3
20 June day 4
21 June day 5
22 June day 6
23 June, our bus goes back to Sofia
24 June, fly back home


Miriam Lancewood
Physical & Outdoor Education teacher.
Author of international Bestseller “Woman in the Wilderness”, and “Wild at heart”.

Peter Raine, PhD in environmental studies. Author of “Who guards the guardians?” Intercultural dialogue and environmental guardianship.
“Le chaman et l’ecologiste”

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Renovated school, Gudevitsa
” I highly recommend this inspiring deep-dive lead by two people who dare to question every single thing we build our lives on. Just being together with them makes your heart less fearful and your mind expand!” Judith from Italy.
It was an amazing week put together by two amazing and inspiring people. This course invited me to have a very close look at my believe system and turned everything around. Peter and Miriam provided a safe space to challenge myself, spend time with a great crew, have fun and getting back to my roots.  With much love and gratitude, Noah
Theo (70) the Netherlands: “Philosophy in Nature Course was a wonderful experience: enjoying the beautiful nature and getting to know yourself better.”
Marion, the Netherlands:
“It was fun, fascinating challenging and stretching everyday ! Feels like my own personal great reset. Ever so greatful ❤️”
“The Philosophy in Nature course was the best week of my life” LYDIA
“Amazing week. I felt so welcome, free, and intellectually challenged in a new and exciting way.” Dr. Iris Ghielen
Dormitory: mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows are provides.