Announcement of a Brand New Class
of Martín Prechtel’s Bolad's Kitchen
THE SINGING SEEDS AND FLOWERING HANDS





Session One: May 14th – 24th, 2020
Session Two: November 12th – 22nd, 2020





THE SINGING SEEDS AND FLOWERING HANDS

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, inviting you and your friends of like mind to become a student in
The Singing Seeds and Flowering Hands 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 recognize what an intact original human approach to living encompasses. Bolad’s Kitchen tries to address in a tangible way 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 replant those seeds of ancestral memories that reside yet today unheeded in our hands, original minds and strange disregarded parts of our everyday lives, but to approach and spiritually address our unpayable debt to the Wild Natural 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. 

While Bolad's Kitchen has become as precious to me as the sweet pleistocene aroma of a free-born cavorting colt or the stirring dusty acridity of 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, the students of Bolad’s Kitchen and the personal discoveries they make in this village style of teaching are the seeds. It is the very wide array of our backgrounds, genders, cultures, colors, classes, stages of exile, ages, doubts and all our sincere failed attempts to make 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 bravely continue to approach a way to intactly live in the digesting belly of the blasé nightmare of modernity's arrogant objectifying trance and untenable depressive policies.

I, Martín Prechtel, hold out to you in a fully opened hand the possibility of coming together 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. Please come and help us in this age of cultural amnesia to approach together, court and propagate the ancient seed, in hopes enough vitality can still be found in the most ancient of our bones to sprout a tree of Indigenous intactness to feed and replant a time of hope beyond our own.
 
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 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 of 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 re-sprout real cultural comprehensions in our daily lives and an actively applied everyday form of hope with the blessings of those tangible details. In such a way maybe the Indigenous Soul of diverse people, plants, animals, land, stars, space, ideas and Holy Matter might jump up and live again.
 
There is a lot to say, a lot more to tell, but to begin if you are going to register please be so kind as to write a couple of paragraphs that let me know why you want to come and send it along with your registration. That way you will know a little better what you're thinking, and we can get to know you a little bit better.

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


Bolad’s Kitchen
The Singing Seeds and Flowering Hands
Schedule and Registration for 2020:

If you are hoping to learn more about how the school’s classes are set up, the day-to-day schedule of Bolad’s Kitchen sessions, as well as some of the arrangements to expect with attending, please click here.

Schedule:


Session One: May 14th – 24th, 2020 will begin at 8:00 pm Thursday evening May 14th, and registration will start at 6:30 pm. The session will end no later than 11:00 am on Sunday, May 24th.

Session Two: November 12th – 22nd, 2020 will begin at 8:00 pm Thursday evening Nov. 12th, and registration will start at 6:30 pm. The session will end no later than 11:00 am on Sunday, Nov. 22nd.

Lodging and Food:

Bolad’s Kitchen students find their own places to stay locally during sessions and are also responsible for their own food while they’re here. Food and lodging are not included in tuition. There are many lodging establishments in the Ojo Caliente area that range from camping to quite spacious houses, '50s style motels to the local mineral springs resort. We send all students a list of some lodging options in the area along with contact information well in advance of each session to help folks make their plans.

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.

A Note on Tuition:

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, or $1250 for each session, for those who can afford it. As we are a “non-endowed” school, this second tuition rate may help ensure that Bolad’s Kitchen can continue on, to keep a low tuition and 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 students to attend at the lower tuition, in accordance to their means as well.

We have kept the tuition for Bolad’s Kitchen the same for 15 years since it’s beginning in 2004 and would like to continue to do so for as long as we possibly can. We are hoping that with no questions asked, students whom are able to pay the higher rate of $2500 a year will do so, helping us keep the cost down to $1500 a year or $850 for one session for the rest.

The cost for ongoing students is $850 for next May’s session. For those who are able to pay a higher tuition, the cost is $1250 for one session, or $2500 for two sessions. There is a discounted non-refundable rate of $1500 for the year (two sessions), if that amount is paid in full by November 4th, 2019. A non-refundable deposit of $250, that goes towards tuition, is due with registration.

Donations:

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 Martin'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 ____or the Building Fund



Bolad’s Kitchen
The Singing Seeds and Flowering Hands

2020 Registration

Session One: May 14th – 24th, 2020
Session Two: November 12th – 22nd, 2020


Please print and send in with your registration deposit

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

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

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

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

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

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Bolad’s Kitchen –
The Singing Seeds and Flowering Hands


If you are going to register please be so kind as to write a couple of paragraphs that let us know why you want to come and send it along with your registration. That way you will know a little better what you're thinking, and we can get to know you a little bit better.

___ Session One: May 14th - 24th, 2020 

___ Session Two: November 12th - 22nd, 2020

The cost for ongoing students is $850 for next May's session. For those who are able to pay a higher tuition the cost is $1250 for one session,
or $2500 for a year (two sessions).

There is a non-refundable discounted rate of $1500 for the year if that amount is paid in full by November 4th, 2019.

Tuition does not include food or lodging.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is due with registration - this will not be deposited/charged until after your place in the class is confirmed.


The balance of the tuition after the $250 deposit is due by November 4th, 2019. The amount of your remainder depends on which tuition option is chosen, and will either be $600 or $1000 for one session, or $1250 or $2250 for the year (two sessions).

Afte
r November 4th, 2019 ALL TUITION & FEES are non-refundable.

PLEASE SIGN:

_______________________________________________
I have read and understand the tuition and refund policy stated above.

TUITION OPTIONS

Your deposit of $250 is due with your registration. We won’t put it through until we’ve confirmed your place in the class and let you know when your check will go to the bank or your card will be charged. Once charged or deposited, your deposit is non-refundable.

Please mark which tuition option you will be paying for the upcoming session(s).

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:

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

I will pay:

___ $850 for one session:
$250 due with registration, $600 due by November 4th, 2019

___ $1250 for one session:
$250 due with registration, $1000 due by November 4th, 2019


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

I will pay:

___$1500 for two sessions – non-refundable discounted rate:
$250 due with registration, $1250 due by November 4th, 2019

___ $2500 for two sessions:
$250 due with registration, $2250 due by November 4th, 2019




After November 4th, 2019 ALL TUITION & FEES are non-refundable.

PAYMENT METHOD


___I will send a checks or money orders (made out to Bolad’s Kitchen) for the amounts marked above by their respective due dates

___ Please charge my credit card for the amounts marked above on their respective due dates


Card Account #________________________________________

Exp. Date______________

Signature_____________________________________________

CVV2 code _________________(3 or 4 digits on back or front)

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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

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send to address above and/or send Fax to 505-583-0029

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