The Walden Gathering is a diverse community of passionate innovators finding inspiration from nature to focus on making the world better for the next generation.

Walden Gathering has been inspired by all of the participants who have joined us since 2018. In 2020, we aim to cultivate diverse perspectives, listen intently, and develop new a paradigm for collaboration, innovation, and enlightenment.

“when you talk, you are only repeating what you know; when you listen, you learn something new.”

-Dalai Lama

The day-long discussions in nature seek to develop solutions to our world’s most pressing issues that we can all act upon immediately.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
— Albert Einstein

Why Gather?

We invite passionate individuals, groups and organizations to gather, learn and collaborate in small groups on how best to contribute and invest their time, talent and resources to find innovative solutions — and then take them back into the world.

In order to transform the world, we must first transform ourselves through nature.

When we renew ourselves in retreat, it provides us the tools and capacity to be more effective and holistically connected within ourselves and others.

The Walden Gathering came together when Jekogian was challenged to create a purposeful platform that would allow a private forest to provide value to the greater community.

“We see everyone who joins as an equal expert at the table because we believe in the wisdom of the crowd to find solutions.”
— Nick Jekogian, Founder


Finding Inspiration From Nature

How can we draw upon our natural surroundings to create innovative solutions?


How can we “disconnect” from the demands of our every day lives to reconnect and focus on what we value most?

Purposeful Living

How can we live a more purposeful life?