Announcement of a Brand New Class of
Martín Prechtel’s Bolad’s Kitchen

THE TULE POND




Session One: March 30 – April 9, 2017
Session Two: September 14 – 24, 2017






THE TULE POND

A course in overlooked histories, ways of thinking and doing things of forgotten peoples and places that still live in the smallest of places.

Dear Hopeful Lovers of Life and Beauty,

This is a letter from me, Martín Prechtel, to you, inviting you and your friends of like mind to become a student in
The Tule Pond the newest most recent class of my “school” Bolad’s Kitchen.

Bolad’s Kitchen is a course in the overlooked and rare histories of forgotten peoples worldwide; their animals, places, plants, food, music, clothing, language and the flowering of their hands, all in an attempt to find an intact original indigenous approach to living, that addresses in a tangible way the maintenance of the reality of our eternal everyday physical and spiritual indebtedness to the world’s earth both past and present. A place where we can not only give a living home to those ancestral memories that reside yet today unheeded in our hands, original minds and strange disregarded parts of our lives, but to maintain our debt balance to the earth with the ability of their revived remembrance in order to hold a place out of which to sprout a time worth living in beyond our own. 

I, Martín Prechtel, hold out to you in a fully opened hand the dates and lovely possibility of coming together for the first time in a fresh new Bolad’s Kitchen gathering, meeting in the ‘Lady’, our desert adobe hall, where dreams, remembering and the nobility of our minds and delicious language have a home.

I invite any of you who might have the deep interest, courage, love or desire to come help us, together and individually, travel into the inner bigness of a Bolad’s Kitchen search in a more widespread, diverse spiritual and practical indigenous overview to find the origins of the present-times’ troubled orientation and apparent unconscious alienation from the natural soul, always with the intention of trying to resprout real cultural comprehensions and an actively applied everyday form of hope with those tangible details, in such a way that the Indigenous Soul of diverse people, plants, animals, land, stars, space, ideas and Holy Matter might jump up and live again.

Please come and help us in this age of cultural amnesia to approach together, court and receive the ancient seed, in hopes enough vitality can still be found in our ancient bones to sprout a tree of hope to feed and replant the same for a time beyond our own.

While Bolad’s Kitchen has become as precious to me as the sweet aroma of a free-born cavorting colt or a newly found ancient red clay jar full of still viable seeds from a forgotten time, the school is nothing without its students. After all, these students and their personal discoveries in this village style of teaching are the seeds. It is the very diversity of our backgrounds, genders, cultures, colors, ages, doubts and sincere failed attempts for a better future that make up the content of the kinds of spiritual seeds needed to keep these knowledges alive and renewable today as we continue trying to intactly live in the digesting belly of the blasé nightmare of modernity’s arrogant untenable objectifying trance. 

Because I am an admitted addict of the ecstasy of a much deeper learning in service to the Holy in Nature, in my love of that, I am calling for the next group to sprout into a wild soup of hope called
The Tule Pond. I am inviting those of you that wish it, to plant your forgotten hearts into the next four year cycle of students to add to the caravan of beauty already here. 

I cannot wait to get to know your willing hearts, see your faces and to give the ancient memory of indigenous ability a home here in the land of my heart: the wild Northern New Mexican upland desert, mountains, rivers and windy mesas.

Long life, honey in the heart, no evil, thirteen thank yous.

–Martín Prechtel



How Bolad’s Kitchen is set up:

For those interested in attending Bolad’s Kitchen The Tule Pond, please know that it’s not too late! There are still some seats left in our glittering mud hall! To join the class, kindly include with your registration and payment a two-paragraph letter letting Martín know why you want to come to Bolad’s Kitchen.

The sessions for Bolad’s Kitchen will be successive, meaning that each year two sessions, of ten days each (20 days all together) will take place. For those interested in attending Bolad’s Kitchen as a school, attending all the sessions in sequence for the full four years is important, not only for the integrity of what is being taught, but also because each student will be doing research and independent activities in between the sessions, the completion of which will be necessary for the knowledge to continue on to the next session.

The cost for ongoing students is $1500 (for 2 sessions) –if paid by October 24th, 2016– or $1700 thereafter. For those paying for one session at a time, the cost is $850 per session. We have struggled long and hard over the pricing of the school, trying to keep the price reasonable enough so that all who truly want to attend will not be hindered by their economic situation. Knowing full well that to maintain the respect for the teaching that is being offered, we should be charging at least $5000 a year per student, and in keeping with this we are suggesting a price of $2500 a year for those who can afford it. As we are a "non-endowed" school, this second tuition rate may help insure that Bolad’s Kitchen can continue on because we would then have a fund to provide scholarships to certain dedicated students who otherwise would be unable to attend. We are trusting completely that those who have the means to pay $2500 or more, according to their desires, will show their ability to make it possible for the remainder of the students to attend at the lower tuition, in accordance to their means as well.

The cost for Bolad's Kitchen is $1700 for one year (two sessions) or $850 for each session if paid separately. For those who are able to pay a higher rate, tuition is $2500 for one year, or $1250 if sessions are paid separately. Tuition does not include food or lodging.

The full tuition, for the first session or the year (two sessions), is due with your registration. No payment will be put through until after your spot in the Tule Pond has been confirmed.

After October 24th, 2016 ALL FEES are non-refundable.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please see form below (you do not need to attend Bolad’s Kitchen to donate to the scholarship fund).

If you would like, as well, to give money to help make it possible for Bolad’s Kitchen to build Bolad’s Kitchen library, children’s learning palace, and a ritual farming area according to Martín’s dream, please contact us directly at bluetayra@newmexico.com or (505) 583-9103. The library would be an elegant circular 3-story tower, lined with all the ancient volumes, rare writings, and all the books used over the years in Bolad’s Kitchen teachings as well as Martín Prechtel manuscripts and transcripts of previous classes available to all students and some select scholars. You can also contact Marianne Lust at (802) 453-6325 or marianne@gmavt.net

Class tuition DOES NOT include lodging, food or travel arrangements. Participants are responsible for their own meals- until we can build our own meeting hall and kitchen, at which point Hanna will pass on the registration to someone else and pick up her apron and knives.


Bolad’s Kitchen The Tule Pond
Schedule and Registration for 2017:


Schedule:


The March 30 – April 9, 2017 session will begin at 8:00 pm Thursday evening March 30th, and registration will start at 6:30 pm. The session will end no later than 11:00 am on Sunday April 9th.

The September 14 – 24, 2017 session will begin at 8:00 pm Thursday September 14th, and registration will start at 6:30 pm. The session will end no later than 11:00 am on Sunday September 24th.

Lodging and Food:

There are many lodging establishments in the Ojo Caliente area that range from camping to quite spacious houses, ‘50’s style motels to the local mineral springs, and the always gracious Felipe Ortega’s bed and breakfast. Call or write for a list of some lodging options in the area and contact information. Participants are responsible for their own meals.

Transportation:

For our out-of-town students shuttle transportation will be available to transport you to and from Ojo Caliente and the Albuquerque airport. We will send shuttle details and cost as the new class approaches. Please schedule your flight to arrive before 3:00 pm on the opening day and to leave after 3:00 pm on the closing day. The shuttlevan will stop at a natural foods grocery market in Santa Fe on the way up to Ojo Caliente for students to buy groceries for the week, if they choose. A transportation registration form will be sent to you about 8 weeks before class begins for those who would like to ride the shuttle.


Bolad’s Kitchen
The Tule Pond

2017 Registration


Bolad’s Kitchen Schedule and Registration

Session One: Approaching the Ancient Seed Jar
March 30 – April 9, 2017

Session Two: Teachings of the Butterfly House Part I: The Invisible Wing
September 14 – 24, 2017

Please print and send in with your registration deposit

Name:..........................................................................................................................

Street Address.............................................................................................................

City:........................................................... State:................ Zip:...............................

Home Phone:..............................................................................

Work/Cell Phone:.......................................................................

E-mail.......................................................
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Please register me for the following Session(s):

__Session One: March 30 – April 9, 2017

__Session Two: September 14 – 24, 2017


The cost for Bolad's Kitchen is $1700 for one year (two sessions) or $850 for each session if paid separately. For those who are able to pay a higher rate, tuition is $2500 for one year, or $1250 if sessions are paid separately. Tuition does not include food or lodging.

The full tuition, for the first session or the year (two sessions), is due with your registration. No payment will be put through until after your spot in the Tule Pond has been confirmed.

After October 24th, 2016 ALL FEES are non-refundable.


PLEASE SIGN: _______________________________________

I have read and understand the refund policy stated above.


If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund or give money to make it possible for Bolad's Kitchen to build a library, children's learning palace, housing and ritual/farming area according to Martín's dream, please contact Marianne Lust at forthework@gmavt.net or (802)453-6325. This amount will be charged with your tuition, unless otherwise indicated.

I would like to donate $_________ to:
_______ the Scholarship Fund, or
_______ the Building Fund.


TUITION OPTIONS - Please check which tuition option you will be paying at this time.

The full amount you select is due with your registration. No payment will be deposited or charged until your spot in the Tule Pond is confirmed and you have received an email saying when your payment will be put through.

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:

___ I would like to pay for one session at this time

Please select the session rate you are able to pay:
___ $850 for one session
___ $1250 for one session


___ I would like to pay for the full year (two sessions)

Please select the full year rate you are able to pay:
___ $1700 for two sessions
___ $2500 for two sessions


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If sending a check, make your check payable to Bolad’s Kitchen and send to:

Bolad’s Kitchen
PO Box 338
Ojo Caliente, NM 87549

If using Master or Visa Card:
send to address above and/or send Fax to 505-583-9103

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