EcoSpiritual Weddings & Vow Renewal Ceremonies

Hold your Ceremony in the Enchantment of the Lost Sierra 
Are you looking for a beautiful sacred setting to consecrate your vows to your beloved? As in times of old, choosing a landscape that brings a blessing to your sacred commitment to one another is a blessing indeed. University of Earth’s Lost Sierra Retreat Center is just that landscape, a beautiful and magical setting to begin your ceremonially consecrated life together.

Located in a mixed forest along the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River with the Sacred Mountain Landscape watching over the festivities The Lost Sierra Retreat Center is the perfect place to consecrate your vows and celebrate with family and friends.  

We offer several beautiful sites for your ceremony, from our Sacred Mother Mountain Amphitheater to our Medicine River Ceremonial Circle, or even the river itself. 


Your hosts are University of Earth founders Rich and Janet Silver who consecrated their courtship in the heart of these sacred mountains in 1978. They would soon thereafter transfer to Plumas Eureka State Park, the site of the sacred mountains as newlyweds, where Rich served as a ranger. The blessing on their relationship, now over 42 years, by this sacred landscape is a tale to tell.  



Janet & Rich newlyweds 1979  / Janet & Rich "oldlyweds" goofing off in ranger hats 2019

The Kahlil Gibran poem below was read at their wedding ceremony and was a guide to their enduring loving and successful marriage.                                        

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And
what of Marriage, master?
And he answered saying:
You were born together, and together you
shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white
wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the
silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance
between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond
of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between
the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from
one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat
not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone
though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each
other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain
your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow
not in each other’s shadow.
~Kahlil Gibran