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

THE TULE POND



Session Three: April 5th – 15th, 2018
Session Four: September 27th – October 7th, 2018
Session Five: April 4th - 14th, 2019
Session Six: September 19th - 29th, 2019






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:

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 $850 for April’s session. For those who are able to pay a higher tuition, the cost is $1250 for one session. Students can also pay the non-refundable amount of $1500 for the year (two sessions), by paying in full by December 10th, 2018

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.


After February 4th, 2019 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 2019:


Schedule:


The April 4th - 14th, 2019 session will begin at 8:00 pm Thursday evening April 5th, and registration will start at 7:15 pm. The session will end no later than 11:00 am on Sunday April 14th.

The September 19th – 29th, 2019 session will begin at 8:00 pm Thursday September 19th, and registration will start at 7:15 pm. The session will end no later than 11:00 am on Sunday September 29th , 2019

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. 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.

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 14 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 April’s session. For those who are able to pay a higher tuition, the cost is $1250 for one session. Students can also pay the non-refundable amount of $1500 for the year (two sessions), by paying in full by December 10th, 2018.



Bolad’s Kitchen
THE TULE POND

2019 Registration


Session Five: April 4th - 14th, 2019
Session Six: September 19th – 29th, 2019

Please print and send in with your registration deposit

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

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

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

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

Cell Phone:..................................................................................

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

__Session Five: April 4th - 14th, 2019

__Session Six: September 19th – 29th, 2019

The cost for Bolad’s Kitchen is $850 for each session. For those who are able to pay a higher rate, tuition 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 December 10th, 2018.
Tuition does not include food or lodging.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 or the non-refundable discounted full year payment of $1500 is due at registration or by December 10th, 2018.

The balance of the tuition - $600 for those paying the lower rate or $1000 for those paying the higher rate for one session, or $2250 for the year (two sessions) at the higher rate – is due by February 4th, 2019.

After February 4th, 2019 ALL FEES are non-refundable.

PLEASE SIGN:

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I have read and understand the tuition and 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 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 by due by December 10th, 2018, $600 due by February 4th, 2019
___ $1250 for one session, $250 due by December 10th, 2018, $1000 due by February 4th, 2019


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

I will pay:

___ $1500 for two sessions – non-refundable discounted rate, due in full by December 10th, 2019
___ $2500 for two sessions, $250 due by December 10th, 2018, $2250
due by February 4th, 2019


After February 4th, 2019 ALL FEES are non-refundable.


PAYMENT METHOD

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_____ I will send 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)

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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 505-583-0029

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