Special Activities This Month
Sweat Lodge ~ Saturday June 7th & Thursday June 19th
David Arms: Global Changes (info) ~Saturday June 14th
** THIS WEEK **
Tuesday June 3rd 7 pm - "Messiah" Training
Saturday June 7th 10 am - Saturday Sweat Lodge
(fire starts at 10 am - go in lodge about 11:30)
Saturday June 7th 6:45 pm - Monthly Fire Ceremony
** THIS MONTH **
Thursday, June 19th 6pm - Thursday Sweat Lodge
Work days will be scheduled on several Saturdays. Contact us if you have work to share with us. Work Exchange opportunities!! We can accommodate most schedules.
** UPCOMING **
July 18th-21st - Seymour SunMoon Dance
|Friends of the Center For Peace|
|If you have participated in any of the programs, offerings, and events that occur on an ongoing basis at the Center for Peace you have already felt the personal blessings from these activities. Our mission is to be a Spiritual Center for our community which extends to anyone open to this learning path.|
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It doesn’t take much — just a community.
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June 7th - 10:00 am
Thursday June 19th 6:30 pm
~led by Steve Citty
The new lodge gives us the chance to sit on the grass instead of the dirt floor of the former lodge. This also brings new procedures to the lodges as we will be covering and uncovering the lodge before and after each use.
Please arrive as early as 1-1/2 hours prior to lodge time to help with the process of covering the lodge.
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. (Typically $10-$20)
Information: Steve Citty (865) 300-4424
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
June 7th - 6:45 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.
|Holistic Wellness Alignment|
and what it means for healing modalities including Holistic Wellness Alignment
June 14th 10 am - 11:30 am PRESENTATION
Sessions by appointment to follow
$25.00 donation for presentation
(will be deducted from full session of 45 min to 1 hour of $75.00 Booked that day or evening)
What is Holistic Wellness Alignment? Trauma, emotional and mental stress, false belief systems and other blocks to our personal growth can be stored in the energy fields of our bodies, impacting our ability to function at our full potential and to lead happy, fulfilling lives. HWA is a gentle and non-invasive method of healing. HWA treats the WHOLE PERSON. When the emotional causes are cleared that are behind most physical issues, the body starts to heal itself. Even injuries find improvements from getting rid of emotional trauma.
“My intent is to restore your body’s recuperative powers,” explains Arms, “Let me help you get past your present challenges and on to better health and wellness, by healing through the presence of Love.”
Sessions will be available after the workshop. Contact Patti McFee for information.Click here to Email Phone: 865-250-1988
~led by Perry Robinson
"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
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Active Council Members of the Center for Peace:
Oak Ridge, TN
|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