Jaime Howell

Jaime is an explorer of Buddha Dharma with a particular appetite for working with young adults aged 18-40.  He is a trained Wilderness Rites of Passage guide, Work That Reconnects facilitator and experienced teacher of Open Floor movement practice.

Jaime is a graduate of a three year school of mindfulness/meditation who went on to spend another three years as the resident practitioner at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. He has a Masters in Education on the topic of Transformative rites of passage experiences. Jaime spent 15 years studying with Tarchin Hearn from whom he received encouragement to share dharma for the benefit of all beings. Jaime created, taught and continues to develop Bodhi Seeds, a wilderness rites of passage with the strong flavours of living dharma for young adults. He has offered these retreats for over seven years both here in Aotearoa and Brazil.

Jaimes’ other notable influences include; Joanna Macy, Thich Naht Hahn, Carl Jung, Bill Plotkin, Martin Shaw, Geordie Jahner and a swag bag of colourful musicians, shamans, dancers and poets.

Jaime is currently founding a community who are developing a Centre for the Great Turning. These retreats are inspired by Joanna Macy and the work of Bill Plotkin. Jaime and his colleagues use the spiral of gratitude/refuge, honouring our pain, seeing with new eyes and going forth as a map to wholeness. He is a humble life apprentice to offering Inepi (Sweat Lodge) and is growing into the guiding role of offering Vision Quests with the flavour of natural awakening as taught and demonstrated by Tarchin. These powerful initiations can help humans remember their innate sense of belonging to the natural world.