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PEACE TALKS ~ June 2022

 
Upcoming ~ Mark your Calendars
 
Sundays at Noon ~ Chanting & Drumming Prayers for Ukraine
 
Saturday, June 4th ~ Sweat Lodge
 
Tuesday, June 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
Saturday, June 11th ~ The Verge - Pre-Solstice Festival
 
June 17th - 20th ~ Dance to Heal the Earth
 
 
 
 
Chanting & Drumming Prayers for Ukraine

Every Sunday at 12 pm to 1 pm, we will hold a Chanting and Drumming Prayer ceremony for the people of Ukraine in the Sound Peace Chamber.
 
Click here for more info.
 
Saturday Sweat Lodge

From ya-native.com
June 4th - fire starts @ 10 am
 
~led by Nan Citty

~firekeeper Paradise Kirkland
~elder Steve Citty
 
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.
 
For more information click HERE

To call or text: Steve Citty 865-300-4424
 
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
Fire Ceremony
 
 Tuesday, 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 elder's 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.
 
 
The Verge Pre-Solstice Festival

 
Saturday, June 11th
12pm - 5pm
 
 
The Center for Peace is excited to present The Verge 2nd annual Pre-Solstice Festival
 
 
What better place than the Center for Peace to celebrate the coming of summer. Come and celebrate the coming of the longest day of the year. The day the sun gazes directly into your being and fills you with the purest form of power and vitality.
 
We will have around 40 Vendors!! Healers, Seeers, Artists, Purveyors and Curators. Tarot Readers, Community Builders, Reiki Masters, Akashic Records Consultants, Crafts, Vegan Clothing, on and on and on!! 
 
The entertainment, look at the line-up we have!!  Einstein Simplified - improv group, Sam Rosolina - singer/songwriter, Tim Woody, Joe "Ragman" Williams, Sound Baths by Lauren King and Lisa with Owl Ridge Raptor Center- predator and raptor rescue center.
 
Join us for food, fun and entertainment!
Dance to Heal the Earth
 
June 17th - 20th
 
 
 led by ~
Robin Youngblood and
Bert Gunn
 
at the Center for Peace
 
 
 
Many of you already know that Dance to Heal the Earth is a vision that came together after the tragic Oso, WA mudslide on spring equinox in 2014. If you don’t, here’s a video about our history.
 
https://youtu.be/_waHLYUiKM0
 
It’s an honor, a privilege, and sometimes a challenge to organize, facilitate and dance this vision throughout the years. Every year in December and January, Spirit starts giving me the message about what we’ll be working with in this year. This year’s refined theme is Regeneration in Right Relationship to All Life. What does this mean to me, and for us all?
 
We’ve experienced lockdowns, masks, vaccines (or not), isolation, self-examination, the release of everything we had come to think of as ‘normal’ in the past two or more years. I experienced that even more after the mudslide, so a part of me was prepared for accepting another ‘new normal’. 
 
However, most weren’t prepared and that has caused great division, huge fear, depression, anxiety, and for some, despair. Others have gone down the rabbit hole or simply bypassed the whole shift that is happening.
 
So, Regeneration.. for me this means finding my core, balancing and integrating, living from Center.
 
In Right Relationship…. means finding middle ground again, and living in harmony with myself, caring for myself by resting, eating well, doing the daily practices that align me with Father Sky and Mother Earth.
 
With All Life….includes my relationships in the natural world. We are neither above or below any of Life’s creations. I now have the privilege of listening to a myriad of birdsongs 🎵🎶
every morning as the sun wakes up. I leave them  offerings. We live in a Bear Sanctuary, and I had the great honor of hearing a bear in the forest last night. Being surrounded by incredible tree healers is a profound privilege.  Listening to the river roar or babble below us fills my heart with joy. Watching the sunrise opens my heart in gratitude for all that lives. And even the Stone People are alive with the breath of Spirit. Some of us have to go far to escape concrete cities. Yet, even in the city, dandelions grow in cracks between pavement, and kestrel nest on tall buildings. 
The theme of this year’s Dance applies to all areas of our lives all year, not just when we come together to dance. I invite each of us to find our own Regeneration in Right Relationship to All Life.
 
For those who will join us in person this year, we ask you to self test for Covid 24 hrs. in advance. If you test positive,  please stay home. We’ll refund any fees you’ve paid, or you can donate it to support another participant.  We ask that any Earthkeepers who want to have a personal steam cleanse and blessings bring two flat (white if possible) sheets and two towels. Only Dancers will be in the Sweat Lodge this year. Please bring a sweat dress, or shorts and shirt (for men), towels and your own water bottle to the lodge.
 
Our purpose in this year’s Dance is to discover and refine the contributions each of us can make to Heal our Mother and All Our Relatives. We will Dance, Sing and Celebrate Life together!
 
We can’t wait to be with you again!!
 
New Donation link
Thanks to an upgrade by PayPal, we are now able to donate to specific funds and projects at the Center.
 
Try it out and share the love.
 
 

 

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If you shop online at Amazon.com, PLEASE follow this link by clicking on the logo above and Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your purchase to the Center For Peace. There is no additional charge to you.
 
Then bookmark that Amazon Smile page and every purchase that you make on Amazon all year will generate a donation to the Center For Peace.
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.
 
 
 
In this issue:
Upcoming ~ Mark your Calendars
Chanting & Drumming Prayers for Ukraine
Saturday Sweat Lodge
Monthly Fire Ceremony
The Verge Pre-Solstice Festival
Dance to Heal the Earth
New Donation link
Amazon Smile
Friends of the Center
DONATE
Calendar at a Glance
Amazon Smile
Facebook Group
Directions
Council Members
Chanting in the Chamber
DONATE
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
 June
 
Every Sunday
Chanting & Drumming Prayers for Ukraine
12 pm - 1 pm  
 
Saturday, June 4th
Sweat Lodge
10:00 am
 
Tuesday, June 7th
Monthly Fire Ceremony 
6:45 pm
 
Saturday, June 11th
The Verge Pre-Solstice Festival
12 pm - 5 pm
 
June 17th - 20th
Dance to Heal the Earth
 
Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile For Center For Peace
 
 
If you shop online at Amazon.com, PLEASE follow this link by clicking on the logo above and Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your purchase to the Center For Peace. There is no additional charge to you.
 
Then bookmark that Amazon Smile page and every purchase that you make on Amazon all year will generate a donation to the Center For Peace.
Facebook Group
 

 
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, TN
865-405-6809
 
Steve Citty
Knoxville, TN
865-300-4424
 
Teresa McKee
Lenoir City
865-755-0778
 
Sandy Palmer
Seymour, TN
865-304-0765
 
Heather Robinson
Seymour, TN
865-414-9492
 
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour, TN
865-428-3070
 
Becky Walker
Seymour, TN
980-215-2631
 
 
Dona Walker 
Seymour, TN
865-719-8447

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

http://www.centerforpeace.us

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