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Peace Talk October 2012

This Week

 
Friday 7:30 pm - Drumming Circle
 
Saturday 7:30 pm - Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
 
Sunday 10:00 am -  Monthly Council Meeting
 
Sunday 6:45 pm - Fire Ceremony
 
 
** THIS MONTH **
  
October 18th - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
 
October 20th-21st -  Native Nurturing Overnight
 
October 27th-28th - Huna Shamanism Workshop
 
 
 
 ** COMING IN NOVEMBER **
  
November 3rd- Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
 
November 4th - Monthly Council Meeting
 
November 7th - Fire Ceremony
 
November 11th - Veterans Day Sweat Lodge
 
November 15th - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
 
 
** DECEMBER **
 
December 1st & 2nd - Long Dance

Calendar

New Facebook Group

New Facebook Group
 
Facebook Group
 
We have started a new "Group" on Facebook. It seems this is a better way to stay in touch interactively than the page format. We will keep up the page, but invite you to join our new group as well.
 
Simply "click" on the Facebook button above.

Native Nurturing Overnight

GourdsOctober Overnight
October 20th & 21st
Start at 3pm
 
Register Now NN
 
In the Spring we planted gourds. This retreat we will make rattles form these gourds!
We will provide paint etc. to decorate the gourds.
 
The retreat will begin on Saturday October 20th at 3pm. Please register early so we can make plans for food and supplies. Arrive on time.
 
Saturday we will make rattles and have a meal. After the meal we will gather at the Peace Sound Chamber and learn about
  • Long Dance Ceremony
  • Drumming
  • The Four Directions
  • Story Telling
  • and Chanting
 
On Sunday morning there will be a children's sweat lodge. After the Lodge there will be a feast and a give away.
 
More information is on the website. If you have any questions or concerns, pleas contact Nan at 865-405-6809.

More information and register for October Overnight

Huna Shamanism Workshop

Eye of Kanaloa
Huna Shamanism Workshop
 
October 27th & 28th
 
led by: Perry Robinson
 
 
Register Now
 
When it comes to experiencing and practicing the presence of Creator Spirit, the “old time religion” is literally the “new kid on the block”.  People have always participated in the wisdom and healing of Creator Spirit.  Even the term “shamanism” is of relatively recent origin.  The study of shamanism in our day is simply a way of helping people of our culture to grow up into a more “adult” way of participating in this world as co-creators with Creator Spirit.
 
Huna is the healing and spiritual shamanism of ancient Hawai'i. These teachings that were once secret and carefully guarded are today  taught openly. If you're interested in spiritual growth and personal development, or expansion of your awareness and your connection to universal spirit, you'll find that getting in touch with consciousness through Huna will awaken something inside you that perhaps you only dimly remember.
 
The work of Serge Kahili King and others in our time has been to create a bridge of understanding, so people like us can enter into a richness which people in the Pacific basin have been practicing for thousands of years.
 
“I now have been studying and practicing the Huna way for some twenty years; and I feel really good about what this study has brought me.  When I was in Hawaii, I ran into the humbling understanding that all of the studying I have done helps me to start embracing ideas which are “old hat” to the traditional Hawaiian!
 
"October 27th and 28th – I will offer a two day workshop on the Way of Huna.   I consider exposure to Huna to be one of my life changing experiences.  By 1988, I already knew a lot of stuff, had had quite a few experiences, and the work of the Center for Peace had been grounded here in East Tennessee.  What Huna offered me at that time was a simple exercise, which would become my major tool in applying what I knew.
 
“I believe the energies of the times are offering humankind on planet earth an opportunity to change our lives and our world in deep and profound ways and that Huna can help us move through what seem to be uncharted waters ahead.  If  you are drawn to the idea of being an effective part of world change, you may be drawn to this workshop.”
 
~Perry Robinson
 
If you have questions, please contact me at perry@centerforpeace.us or 865 428-3070.

 

More information and register for Huna Workshop

Veterans Day Sweat Lodge

Veterans Day Sweat Lodge
 
November 11th
 
Fire starts at 9:30
 
Please arrive by 10am
 
Ceremony will begin at 1100
 
 
 
 
This lodge will be for Military Veterans only.
Limited to 20 veterans
please register by November 1st
 
Register Now Veterans Day
 
Families are invited to attend and support.  There will be information and sharing for them at the house.
 
For more information please see our web page.
 
“Veterans are the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the way for the whole nation. If veterans can achieve awareness, transformation, understanding, and peace, they can share with the rest of society the realities of war. And they can teach us how to make peace with ourselves and each other, so we never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again”.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
 
The community is invited to attend to show our support for the veterans and their families. There will be an activity planned for immediately after the lodge and a feast provided. We welcome ALL help in preparation for the lodge, meal preparation and cleanup and especially in sharing your open heart.
 
Let us know you are coming and we will be sure you get more information. If you plan to come as support, please register as a “Helper”. In the comment section of the registration page let us know how you are able and willing to help.
 
If you are coming as a family member or support for a specific vet, please register as “Support” and put the veteran’s name in the comment section.
 
 
 
legacy
Spiritual Warrior

More information about the Veterans Day Lodge

"Messiah" Training

 
Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
 
 
 
"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."
 
Perry Robinson

More "Messiah" Training information

Fire Ceremony

Fire7th 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.

Fire Ceremony Information

Sweat Lodge

Sweat lodge
Saturday Night Lodge
October 6th 7pm
led by José Gonzalez 
 
Thursday Night Lodge
October 18th 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.
 

More information: What to bring

Drumming Circle

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 
 
July 20-23 SunMoon Dance 
 
August 11 Young People’s Dance 
 
August 24-26 Star Dance 
 
August 31-September 3 Hollow Bone Dance 
 
September 21-23 Drum Dance 
 
December 1-2 Long Dance 

 

In This Issue

This Week

New Facebook Group

Native Nurturing Overnight

Huna Shamanism Workshop

Veterans Day Sweat Lodge

"Messiah" Training

Fire Ceremony

Sweat Lodge

Drumming Circle

2012 Dance Schedule at Center For Peace

Calendar at a Glance
 
OCTOBER
 
October 6th 7:00pm
led by José Gonzalez
 
October 7th 10am
Council Meeting
You are welcome to come.
 
October 7th 6:45pm
led by Katy Koontz
 
October 18th 7pm
Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
 
October 20th-21st
 
October 27th-28th
led by Perry Robinson
 
NOVEMBER
 
November 3rd 7:00pm
led by José Gonzalez
 
November 4th 10am
Council Meeting
You are welcome to come.
 
November 7th 6:45pm
led by Katy Koontz
 
November 11th 10am
 
November 21st 7pm
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.)
Contact:
Perry 865-428-3070 or
Steve 865-300-4424
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.
Council Meeting
 
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.
 
October 7th 10am
November 4th 10am
 
-Visitors welcome Note new time.
 
For more information, call the Center at (865) 428-3070.
Directions to the Center
Directions


Council Members
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:
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville
865-405-6809

Steve Citty
Knoxville
865-300-4424
 
José Gonzalez
Seymour
865-300-3439
 
Dona Hodges
Sevierville
865-805-8372
 
Sandy Palmer
Seymour, TN
865-304-0765
 
Barbara Rector
Knoxville
865-789-9955
 
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Perry Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Center For Peace • 880 Graves Delozier Road • Seymour • TN • 37865

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