VIDEO – Remebering an Occidental Legend, “Ranger” Rick Kaufman

The town greeter for the nearby town of Occidental passed away in February. Rick Kaufman, known as “Ranger Rick” was a fixture in our berg for decades. He took care of the landscaping and psychic space of our very special community. He was the unofficial mayor and for some, the town felt like his living room. On March 3rd he was feted with a memorial and celebration attended by hundreds. This video hopefully captures some of the sprit of Rick and this very special day that was held for him and all of us.

Osmosis Changes Name of Vision Quest to Day Long Spa Retreat out of Respect for Native Americans

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Clearly the name “vision quest” is a legacy from the Native American tradition that has a very specific meaning to Native American culture. Out of respect for that tradition and the legacy from which it comes we will no longer be naming and marketing our daylong spa retreats as a “one-day vision quest”.