Tuesday 7:30 pm - "Messiah" Training class
Friday 7:30 pm - Drumming Circle
Saturday 6:45 pm - Fire Ceremony
Saturday 7:30 pm - Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
** THIS MONTH **
July 7th- Fire Ceremony
July 7th- Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
July 14th - Work Day for Sun Moon Dance
July 20-23 - Sun Moon Dance
July 26th - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
** COMING IN AUGUST **
August 4th- Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
August 7th- Fire Ceremony
August 11th - Young People's Dance
August 16th - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
August 18th - Work Day for Star Dance
August 24th-26th - Star Dance
August 31st-Sept 3rd - Men's Hollow Bone Dance
Contact us regarding Work Day
NEW ROOF on the Peace Sound Chamber !
The newly insulated roof was completed this week!
A warm heartfelt "Thank You" to all our donors who made this necessary upgrade possible!
Thanks to José and his crew
Special thanks to the volunteers who participated in the work exchange program for their dance contribution.
Sweat Lodge Rebuilt
On June 16th a group of about 10 men and women came together and rebuilt the sweat lodge. After the work was completed we shared a sweat in the new lodge.
The Work Exchange program has ehlped us get more projects done that are long overdue.
Contact us regarding work exchange
Work Exchange Contributions
(alternate way to pay for Dances)
Want to dance?
This year the council has been given the teaching that it is time to return to the original contribution rates given to us by Beautiful Painted Arrow. (See article here).
Most of the feedback we have received has been positive as Dancers (both past and current) have acknowledged the power of the teaching in their experience.
At the most recent council meeting, rates of exchange for work contributions were set and several work day opportunities have been established with more to be announced later this week.
The work exchange rate is $15 per hour. You will need to work a minimum of 4 hours on a given day. Generally we work no more than 10 hours in a day. This will not include a lunch, so you will need to bring your own light lunch.
Please contact the Dance Chief or Coordinator if you are interested in contributing towards your dance in this way.
Projected: 4-10 hours
Date: In addition to scheduled work days (see Calendar) you may contact us with your available days and we will try to accomodate, pending our schedules.
Maintenance projects include:
Wood gathering and splitting
2012 SunMoon Dance
SunMoon Dance information
2012 Seymour SunMoon Dance
led by :
This will be the 15th year that Steve has led the SunMoon dance at the Center For Peace. Nan has led the dance with him for 5 years.
Are you called to Dance?
Is there a little bit of unrest that settles in when you think about dancing a visionary dance? Do you immediately begin to think of reasons that you "can't" take the time or spend the money to dance? Do you just wish everyone would quit bugging you about dancing, only to realize that no one is bugging you about it?
Be still, be quiet and without judgement of yourself or your situation feel in your heart whether you are being called to dance.
We want you to know that dancing is not an easy thing to do; it is not easy to commit the time and resources (money); it is not an easy breezy four days; it is not easy to explain to significant others in your life why you are dancing.
IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE EASY.
BUT it is not easy to live a life wondering "what if?"; not easy to live a life without striving to explore all possible potentialities; not easy to explain to your heart why your head is controlling your Spirit instead of the other way around.
If you have ever thought about dancing the SunMoon Dance, this is the year to do it. There has been much talk, not only in our community, but also in the mainstream media about the Mayan calendar and the significance of this year 2012.
None of us knows what, if anything may come to pass this December when the Mayan calendar ends. We do know that energy flows where attention goes, and in a large part the attention of the world has been on the transformation that may be coming in this year.
This is an opportuinty to explore all the possible potentialities of your being and be supported by the energy of millions focused on transformation.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind... Romans12:2
Renew your mind through the effort of the Dance, and Spirit will transform you in ways that you can not imagine for yourself.
There is never a charge for ceremony, but there is a contribution required to maintain the the Dance and the Center For Peace. It is not our intention to exclude anyone because they cannot pay the requested contribution. Several ways to meet the request have been provided, including work exchange and some limited scholarships. Please contact Steve or Nan for more information.
If you are called to serve, you may register as a Helper and we will contact you with our needs.
More Information on Messiah Training
"In September of 2009, I began leading a weekly seminar at the Center for Peace around the subject of 'Messiah' Training. These are on a continuing basis [until they are not] and everyone is invited to participate.
"If you have read and liked such books as Richard Bach’s ILLUSIONS and/or are intrigued by the teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES and/or follow the visionary path taught by people like Joseph Rael, you already may have been studying up on this subject – already a 'messiah in training'.
"Please do not let the language throw you! These times together are very little about doctrine, demands, or nice ideas and much more about self discovery, personal power, and mutual support."
Fire Ceremony Information
7th of each month, 7 pm
~ led by Katy Koontz
The purpose of the FIRE CEREMONY is to heal and purify both the planet’s physical oceans and the oceans of cosmic thought.
At 7 pm local time, fire elders light ceremonial fires at each of the Peace Sound Chambers around the world. Those present watch the fire in silence until it burns out, giving to it what we want to transmute in our lives and staying open to the messages and teachings it brings.
All are welcome. We suggest you arrive around 6:45 pm.
Donations are appreciated.
More sweat lodge information
Saturday Night Lodge
July 7th 7pm
led by José Gonzalez
Thursday Night Lodge
July 26th 7pm
led by Steve Citty
A sweat lodge or "Purification Lodge", is an intensely rewarding experience. By entering the womb of Mother Earth (the lodge), we seek purification and a deeper spiritual awareness through prayer.
Generally speaking the experience is to deepen spiritual awareness. The steam, heat, and darkness intensify prayers and personal introspection. The lodge leader (pourer), with help from the fire tender, hold an energetic space of safety and security while setting the intent of the lodge. The medicine of the lodge leader and of each participant helps to enrich the lessons of the lodge.
There are composting toilets in the meadow. You may change clothes in these toilets or at the Peace Sound Chamber. There is no nudity in our lodges.
Suggested Items to Bring:
• Two Towels
• Men are requested to wear swim trunks, gym shorts or something similar.
• Women are requested to wear a skirt or dress. (Something for inside the sweat that is modest and you don’t mind getting muddy.)
• Change of clothes (Preferably long sleeve and covers all of the legs to keep from getting the feast area dirty).
• Covered Dish for the Feast.
It is appropriate to bring tobacco, a small gift, or monetary gift for the fire-keeper and lodge master, both of whom offer their services to the people as a gift.
Cash donations are used to support the Sweat Lodge. We use lots of wood for the fire; supplies like herbs (sage, tobacco, cornmeal, etc.), drinking water, and more. If you are feeling abundant, a donation would be appreciated.
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
Every Friday @ 7 pm
~led by José Gonzalez and Tamy Brown
Drumming is a powerful, sometimes dramatic, way to break into other levels of our mind. Sensitive instruments can measure the way that drumming affects the brain waves. That’s the reason for tens of thousands of years the shaman has journeyed with the drum.
This drumming is not specifically for journeying; but you get to use it whatever way you wish – including having a good time doing it!
So, on Friday of each week, bring your drum, and come join us.
Donations are appreciated.
2012 Dance Schedule at Center For Peace
Dances at the Center For Peace have been one of the major activities that we hold each year. The complete dance schedule for 2012 follows.
You may click on the dance name to be taken to the web page for that dance where you will get further information and will be able to register.
After you register, you will be taken to a page where you have the option to make your dance contribution by PayPal. AND new this year, once you have registered for a dance you can click on the "make a payment" button at any time to make incremental payments on your contribution by PayPal.
If you choose not to use PayPal, you can send your contribution by check to the Center. Be sure to put the name of the dance in the memo line.
March 23-26 “For the One” Dance
May 25-27 Web of Life Dance
|Work is Worship
“Work is Worship”
Work/activity is one very clear way to celebrate our selves as part of the community by which we are being fed spiritually. And it is always a lot of fun. Time seems to alter into a process rather than a taskmaster and friendships are born and nurtured by our community participation.
Bring gloves, appropriate clothing, water and an open willing attitude. If you have any special skills, please let us know so we can best use your talents. Of course, we will first take care of the pressing needs, but there is a lot of work to be done and all your talents are valuable.
We provide lunch. (So kitchen help is also appreciated.)
Perry 865-428-3070 or
|Chanting in the Chamber
The Peace Sound Chamber is available for chanting, vision quests and ceremonies of many different types.
You are encouraged to come to the chamber and chant, drum, meditate or simply sit (the chamber Spirits love it); please check first that there is not something already scheduled.
Please call at least two weeks in advance to reserve our facilities as usage requires council approval.
This is the gathering of the board of directors to discuss new ideas, future projects, and events. Feel free to come with suggestions and comments.
June 10th 10am
July 1st 10am
-Visitors welcome Note new time.
For more information, call the Center at (865) 428-3070.
Directions to the Center
The Center for Peace is a non-profit religious corporation in the State of Tennessee. Donations to the Center for Peace can be claimed as deductions from income for income tax purposes.
Active Council Members of the Center for Peace: