DRUM DANCE 2017
Letter from Drum Dance Chief, Nan Citty:
It is with much difficulty that the decision to cancel the Seymour Drum Dance is made. Those of you who know me are aware of a physical health struggle that needs possible surgery. With that being said, the healing process is continuing, but the timing is not good.
I remain certain the energies that the Drum Dance addresses will continue to be held in our hearts and danced out to our families, our friends, our neighbors, our country and this Earth.
I will be contacting those of you who have registered.
Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you for your love.
Love and Blessings,
Drum Dance Chief
SEPTEMBER FEATURED EVENTS
|September 10th ~ Elders' Wisdom Teaching|
Wisdom from the Founders
Jeanne & Perry
Sunday, September 10th
at the Peace Sound Chamber
The "Elders Wisdom Teaching”
is an education and outreach series for the Center for Peace. An elder is featured each month and shares their wisdom and experiences on the spiritual path. It is a free public event.
Over 30 years ago, Perry and Jeanne Robinson began the journey which has become the Center For Peace. Through the years many varied experiences have been the seeds of wisdom that the Robinsons will share.
This is a free public event.
Donations to the Center for Peace are always appreciated.
About the September presenters:
Perry & Jeanne Robinson
approaches spiritual teaching from a broad background of study and experience. A graduate of Maryville College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Perry was an active Presbyterian minister for eight years. In the 1970s, he took his personal quest outside the organized church.
A childhood experience with a South American shaman in the early 1950s gave Jeanne the mental preparation for the serious study of shamanism, which she would take up in 1988.
Donations are appreciated to further the work of the Center for Peace.
Please join us and please share this event.
Thursday, September 7th
~ 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.
Come to the fire ceremony if you enjoy focused meditation, if you are looking for new ideas and insights, if you seek to release and transmute something that does not serve you, if you want to join in the service of healing the oceans (both physical and cosmic) or if you’re simply called to participate in a ceremony that honors this powerful elemental force.
We suggest you arrive by 6:45 pm.
All are welcome.
Donations are appreciated.
September 2nd ~ Sweat Lodge
Saturday Sweat Lodge
September 2nd, 2017
fire starts @ 10am
(come help cover the lodge)
go in lodge about 11:30
~led by Steve Citty
~Fire Keeper Sarah Franklin
The fire will start at 10 am. We will go in the lodge when the stones are hot (usually about an hour to an hour-and-a-half. You are encouraged to come early and prayerfully prepare for the lodge.
Please bring towels, a change of clothing, and food to share.
Suggested Items to Bring:
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.
- 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
- More information
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 ($10-$20) would be appreciated. Donations are used to support the Sweat Lodge and the Dance Away Program.
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
Monday Night Meditation
Several of the people who have been attending the Tuesday Night "Drumming, Meditation and Channeling" over the past several years have joined together as a group to continue on this path.
Since the group is evolving, we will be working on different subjects agreed on by the group:
We look hopefully forward to the occasional night that Perry might join us.
- guided meditation
- Reiki instruction
- we will listen to audio books or programs as a group
- discuss whatever comes in the door
- and many other subjects.
We look forward to seeing you this coming Monday at 7:30.
We are asking for sponsorship through monthly donations.
These donations do not need to be large but if those who love the Center for Peace could help by committing a few dollars on a monthly basis it could be the difference between always hoping that someday we will be able to build or provide those needed areas (i.e. showers, sleeping areas, restrooms) and actually making it happen.
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.
|The Center For Peace is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. Your donations are tax deductible.|
We exist on donations.
If you have ever come to the Center For Peace and liked what you found, PLEASE consider donating now; either a one time donation, or set up an ongoing donation through PayPal.
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:
|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