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PEACE TALKS ~ December 2017

This Week and Upcoming
Featured Event
November 17th-19th ~ Dragon Dance of Creation
Saturday, December 2nd ~ Saturday Sweat Lodge
Saturday, December 2nd ~ Premier Shopping Day

Thursday, December 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
Wednesday, December 20th ~ Solstice Peace Chant
Sunday, December 24th ~ Christmas Eve Candle Light
Monday, January 1st ~ New Year's Day Lodge

Monday, January 1st ~ New Year's Day Lodge
Sunday, January 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
Saturday, January 20-21 ~ Long Dance

Sunday, December 24th ~ Christmas Eve Candle Lighting

Monday January 1st, 2018 ~ New Years Day Sweat Lodge
World-Wide Chanting for Peace on the December 2017 Solstice: Creating 24 hours of Chanting for Peace
Universal Time: Starting on December 21 at 12:00 am
USA East Coast Time: Starting December 20 at 7 pm
WINTER SOLSTICE CHANTING THEME: “Sounding the elements and the seasons, we are the two-leggeds honoring the essence of balance.”
We are asking the people chant the sounds of the elements (earth, water, fire, ether) and the sounds for the seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). The sacred sounds for the elements and seasons can be found here.
World-wide Call for Chanting
Please join the call to create a stream of continuous chanting for peace across the solstice. Peace chambers, groups and individuals from around the world will be joining in this annual event by chanting for an hour. Chanters are asked to devote most of the hour to chanting the sounds of the elements and the sounds of the seasons and then are invited to select their own chants or to engage in spontaneous chanting for peace.

Solstice Celebration at the House of Mica Peace Chamber
Wednesday, December 20th
Evening Schedule
Arrive in the chamber: 6:30 pm
Chanting: 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Pot Luck: 8:15 until whenever
We will offer all donations from this evening to the Regional Food Bank.
November 12th ~ Elders' Wisdom Teaching
The Dreamkeeper
Wisdom from the Founders

Jeanne & Perry

Sunday, November 12th

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.
Founders Wisdom

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
Perry 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.
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 Fire Ceremony
 Tuesday, November 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.
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
 From ya-native.comSaturday Sweat Lodge

November 4th, 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:
  • 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
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. 
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 Meeting

Monday Night Meditation

Every Monday

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:
  • 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 hopefully forward to the occasional night that Perry might join us.
We look forward to seeing you this coming Monday at 7:30.
Friends of the Center

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.
2017 Dance Schedule
2017 Dance Schedule at 
The Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
May 6
Native Nurturing Young People’s Dance
Chief & Coordinator: Nan Citty
May 26-28
Women’s Web of Life Dance
Chiefs & Coordinators: Heather Robinson & Jennilea Beem
July 14-17
Seymour Sun Moon Dance
Chief & Coordinator: Steve Citty
September 15-17
Drum Dance
Chief & Coordinator: Nan Citty
November 17-19

Dragon Dance of Creation
Chief & Coordinator: Candy Barbee
January 20-21, 2018
Long Dance
Chiefs: Colby McLemore & Katy Koontz

In this issue:
This Week and Upcoming

November 12th ~ Elders' Wisdom Teaching

Monthly Fire Ceremony
September 2nd ~ Sweat Lodge

Monday Night Meeting
Friends of the Center

2017 Dance Schedule
Calendar at a Glance
Facebook Group
Council Members
Chanting in the Chamber
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. 

Calendar at a Glance
Saturday, November 4th

Saturday Sweat Lodge
fire starts @10am
in lodge about 11:30
Tuesday, November 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony
Sunday, November 12th
1-4 pm
Elders' Wisdom Teaching
November 17th-19th

Dragon Dance of Creation

Facebook Group


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:
Liza Bach
Sevierville, TN
Nan Citty
Knoxville, TN
Steve Citty
Knoxville, TN

Rachel Hall
Lenoir City, TN
Dona Hodges
Sevierville, TN
Teresa McKee
Lenoir City
Heather Robinson
Seymour, TN
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour, TN
Perry Robinson
Seymour, TN

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