Birdsong Peace Chamber Schedule

 

SUNDAY APRIL 7TH : THE FIRE CEREMONY. Please arrive at 6:15pm if you wish to drum. We’ll start the ceremony promptly at 6:45PM. 

SUNDAY APRIL 14TH @ 10 AM: The SANDHILL CRANE DANCE AND SWEAT LODGE CEREMONY.  Since 1988, the SandHill Cranes have been danced at Birdsong. The dance was gifted to the Bissingers by Joseph Rael as one of the creation stories of the Picuris Pueblo. The SandHill Cranes are among the oldest creatures on Earth. For thousands and thousands of years, if not millions, they have circled our planet, migrating to and from their summer and winter homes. The Cranes are beings who, in the most ancient mythologies, have stirred our deepest imagination and reverence. Please bring a nourishing dish for the potluck.

The SandHill Crane Dance is a fun dance for the entire family that last approximately one hour. We begin the dance on top of the hill, singing the Crane song to each other. Then we wend our way down to the dance field where we dance to the four directions and the center. Following the Dance we shall feast. on a nourishing potluck..

 Please arrive promptly. We need to prepare the lodge and the field. RSVP please, and following protocol, please do not attend if you are feeling ill. We ask  for a $20 donation and gratefully will accept any amount. RSVP if you are attending.

 TUESDAY MAY 7TH: THE FIRE CEREMONY. Please arrive at 6:15pm if you wish to drum. We’ll start the ceremony promptly at 6:45PM. 

 SUNDAY MAY 12 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge Ceremony and Pot Luck. Please bring a nourishing dish. We ask a $20 donation but we gratefully accept any amount. RSVP and please follow health protocols.

Friday June 7th: THE FIRE CEREMONY. Please arrive at 6:15pm if you wish to drum. We’ll start the ceremony promptly at 6:45PM. 

SUNDAY JUNE 9TH @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge Ceremony

We have found that the 10 AM start time works well. It gives everyone an opportunity to assist with the fire building ceremony and other preparations. We then have fruitful discussions and sharing about various Joseph Rael teachings. When people show up on time, there is no distraction from the ceremony by late comers. All are able to commit, cooperate and contribute.

   About the Sweat Lodge Ceremony:  The actual sweat lodge, with the introduction, often lasts about 2 hours. Bring clothes for wearing after the lodge. Attire for the lodge should be modest and non-revealing: men: loose swimsuit or shorts; women: long dress, preferably w/sleeves or sleeved top and long skirt. Bring a towel and a water bottle; work gloves, if you have them, and a potluck dish for after the lodge. The ceremony and protocols are explained before the lodge. You may leave the lodge at any time. Understand that sitting by the fire you are also in the ceremony: a powerful time to pray and meditate. If you need to leave the lodge itself the ceremony continues for you around the fire. Participants are allowed to come back into the lodge if they need to sit outside for a portion of the ceremony.

Please call Tom or Kristen at 610-469-9029 for information and confirmation. Donations for Lodges and Chamber are appreciated.

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