Birdsong Peace Chamber schedule: 

 2020

TUESDAY JANUARY 7  @ 6:45 PM:  The Fire Ceremony & Chanting SUNDAY JANUARY 19 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge, Chanting, and Pot Luck

FRIDAY JANUARY 31 @ 7:30 PM: ROB APTAKER STORY TELLING

 FRIDAY FEB 7 @ 6:45 PM: The Fire Ceremony & Chanting

SUNDAY FEB 16 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge, Chanting & Pot Luck

 SATURDAY MARCH 7 @ 6:45 PM: The Fire Ceremony & Chanting

SUNDAY MARCH 15 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge, Chanting, & Pot Luck

 TUESDAY APRIL 7 @ 6:45 PM: The Fire Ceremony & Chanting

SUNDAY APRIL 19 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge. After the Lodge, we shall dance The Sand Hill Crane Dance, with a Pot Luck following.. Birdsong is the only place where this dance, envisioned by Joseph Rael, is being danced.           It is a special recreation of a Tiwa creation myth and lasts about an hour. This is a joyous dance, fun for the entire family.

 THURSDAY MAY 7 @ 6:45 PM: The Fire Ceremony and Chanting

SUNDAY MAY 17 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge, Chanting, and Pot Luck

 SUNDAY JUNE 7 @ 6:45 PM: The Fire Ceremony & Chanting

SUNDAY JUNE 14 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge, Chanting, and Pot Luck

FRIDAY-SUNDAY JUNE 19-21: The Drum Dance, chiefed by Lindsley Field

 TUESDAY JULY 7 @ 6:45 PM: Fire Ceremony & Chanting

THURSDAY-SUNDAY JULY 9-12: The Sun-Moon Dance chiefed by Kevin Koser

SUNDAY JULY 19 @ 10 AM: Sweat Lodge, Chanting & Pot Luck

SAT/SUN SEPTEMBER 26/27: The Long Dance chiefed by Jim Frank


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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