The Desert Sanctuary Presents – Leaning Forward


Photo by Rafael Polendo

October 16th – Online – Free – Reserve a Spot

Aaron Tomlinson * Dr. Paul Fitzgerald * Dr. Amanda McKinney

Alana Levandoski * Karl Forehand

“Addressing Religious Trauma”
“Transforming Negative Reactions into Thoughtful Responses”
“The Planet, the Animals and our Health”
“The Way of the Mystic”
“A Journey Toward Presence & Authenticity”


“The Way Forward” segments with:

Alexander Shaia * Kyle Butler * Kathy Leach

Katy Valentine * Wm. Paul Young * Michele Cohen

Laura Forehand

History and Purpose:                          

Last year, the Desert Sanctuary initiated the Nomad 2020 online conference during the pandemic. Ever since that day, I have been dreaming of this event. I wanted to lean forward and look toward the future with all the other spiritual nomads and seekers. I wanted to bring together people with differing vantage points to see if we could see what is over the horizon.

To be on this journey and truly experience the adventure, we have to move forward with some amount of uncertainty and a fair amount of courage and vulnerability.

But that doesn’t mean that some things aren’t becoming clearer. People are discovering the same types of things and that is where we can benefit together.

Let us walk together, you and I, and find healing and genuine love, and peace. What we find won’t be a formula and we won’t write a dogma, but I believe the answers are just over the horizon if we LEAN FORWARD!

Karl Forehand


Tentative Agenda – October 16, 2021

9:00 “Addressing Religious Trauma” with Q&A
Aaron Tomlinson

The Way Forward – Laura Forehand

11:00 “Transforming Negative Reactions into Thoughtful Responses”
              Dr. Paul Fitzgerald

The Way Forward – Kyle Butler

1:00  “The Planet, the Animals and our Health”
    Dr. Amanda McKinney

The Way Forward – Michele Cohen

3:00 “The Way of the Mystic”
   Alana Levandoski

The Way Forward – Kathy Leach

5:00   “A Journey Toward Presence & Authenticity”
Karl Forehand

The Way Forward – Karl Forehand

7:00 Bonus: The Way Forward

     Alexander Shaia, Wm. Paul Young and Katy Valentine


  • The main segments are 45 minutes with Q&A following
  • The Way Forward Segments are 20 minute, recorded segments
  • Zoom sessions – sign up on the Event Page

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