Birdsong Peace Chamber 2017 schedule: 

Thursday September 7 @ 6:45 PM  FIRE CEREMONY

Sunday September 17 @ 10:00 AM:  SWEAT LODGE, CORN DANCE & PRE-SOLSTICE CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY POT LUCK. The Corn Dance is a short delightful dance for the entire family. It is a celebration of the Harvest Season, the blessings of Corn and all plant life. We’ll teach the dance, sweat, and then dance. Please wear something colorfully attractive to dance in. Please bring nourishing food for the feast after. 

Saturday October 7th @ 6:45 PM: FIRE CEREMONY

Sunday October 15th @ 10:00 AM: Sweat lodge, Chanting, and Pot Luck.

Sat- Sun September 23, 24, 2017 -The Long Dance

Tuesday November 7th @ 6:45 PM: Fire Ceremony

Sunday November 12 @ 10:00 AM: Sweat Lodge; chanting; Pot Luck

Thursday November 7 @ 6:45 PM:  Fire Ceremony

Sunday December 17 @ 10:00 AM:  Sweat Lodge, Chanting for the Winter Solstice; Pot Luck

We have found that the 10 AM start time is working 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. And because people show up on time, there is no tug away 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, chanting: ˝ hour to change clothes and ˝ hour for chanting, potluck 1 hour. 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. 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 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.

Come early for sweat lodge ceremonies.  The 1 pm time posted above is the time we plan to enter the lodge and everyone needs to be present before then to help with the process, invest in the ceremony, get acquainted with others and be educated with the introduction.  The ceremony actually starts with laying the fire so the suggested time of arrival is 10am.   All are encouraged to be here for the entire ceremony, but definitely by 12 noon.

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

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