Dusty pilgrims

September 10th, 2011

The theme of Burning Man 2011 was Rites of Passage, and many people there shared stories about life passages and transitions. The Cleu crew created a beautiful liminal space for personal rites of passage in the Starman Dome where we offered our ever-popular brainwashings to all the dusty pilgrims who made their way across Black Rock City to get a Cleu.

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Thru the Cleu

August 19th, 2011

For Burningman 2011, we celebrate Rites of Passage, those magical transitions and transformations from one state of being to another. When you go through a rite of passage, you enter into sacred, liminal space where you can be reborn. Going on pilgrimage to Black Rock City is a true rite of passage, changing us inside and out as we create a city out of our collective imagination. Living together for a week gives us time to enjoy family, friends, and the ‘hood.
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June 20th, 2011

The Cleu is a handmade symbol that we like to give to anyone with a clue, but especially in person. For one thing, it’s easy to see the clue in you when we are face-to-face. There’s something about the eyes, smile, and body language that makes this personal interaction a uniquely intimate experience every time.
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Power of Pilgrimage

August 27th, 2010

Here at CLEU, we like cyclic rhythms, such as daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. At this time of year, we make our annual pilgrimage to the Black Rock desert of Nevada. We all enjoy the excitement of reconnecting with family and friends as we prepare for another year of Cleu camp.
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Dreaming of Cleu village

September 29th, 2009

Once a year, the Cleu crew goes on pilgrimage together to the most crazy beautiful, peaceful city on earth. That would be Black Rock City, an incredible place created by some 40,000 participants in the Burning Man festival that happens every year during the week before Labor Day. For me, it’s been a recurring dream since 1999, a pilgrimage to a place where imagination rules and people find meaning in the simple act of giving. The 2009 theme of Burning Man was Evolution, an invitation to examine the past, contemplate the present, and envision the future.
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Sanuk dee! – Good feelings!

April 17th, 2008

If you go out on the street, you’re going to get wet. The splashes come from every direction while the smiles come from deep inside. The Songkran water festival is a celebration of the Thai New Year, and this year marks 2551 in the Buddhist calendar. Thailand is bathed with scorching tropical sun and heat in the middle of the dry season. Everyone understands that the rains will return eventually, so until then, water buckets and cupped hands suffice for monsoon thunder and rain. Tradition was a calm, respectful pouring of water on the shoulder, smearing of clay on the cheeks, smiles, bows, and thanks.

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