Birdsong Peace Chamber schedule: 


Thursday March 7th @ 6:45 PM. Fire Ceremony & Chanting
Sunday March 17 @ 10:00 AM. Sweat Lodge, Chanting, and Pot Luck supper

SUNDAY APRIL 7 @ 6:45 PM. Fire Ceremony and Chanting. A ceremony to observe the fire while we reflect in silence on the healings of the Earth’s waters and share any insights we gain from the observance of the flames dying into embers. 

SUNDAY APRIL 21 @ 10 AM. Sweat Lodge Ceremony and The SandHill Crane Dance. Please bring nourishing food for the dinner. Joesph Rael gifted Tom and Kristen with this short dance that enacts the Tiwa Creation story. The dance is short and fun for the entire family. The myth tells of the Cranes bringing life to the 4th world of humans after having visited the previous three worlds.

 TUESDAY MAY 7 @ 6:45 pm.  Fire Ceremony and Chanting

 SUNDAY MAY 19 @ 10:00 AM  Sweat Lodge and Chanting. Feast following.

 FRIDAY JUNE 7 @ 6:45 pm.  Fire Ceremony & Chanting

 SUNDAY, JUNE 16 @ 10:00 am.  Sweat Lodge and Chanting. Feast following.

 JUNE 21-22-23.  THE DRUM DANCE 

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: ½ hour to change clothes and ½ 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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