led by: Nan Citty
firekeeper: Teresa McKee
lodge elder: Steve Citty
Easter is a time of renewal and rebirth. What a perfect time for a purification and celebration lodge. This year we are seeking a resurrection of the Spirit of Peace within each of us and in the world. As we work for peace within ourselves we are also creating more peace on earth.
The sweat lodge experience is an opportunity to deepen our awareness of our connection to God (Spirit).
The fire will start at 10am and we will go in the lodge when the rocks are hot (usually about an hour to an hour and a half).
PLEASE COME EARLY TO PRAYERFULLY PREPARE.
There will be a potluck meal after the lodge, so bring a dish to share.
A sweat lodge, or a stone people’s lodge, can be an intensely rewarding experience. By entering the mother’s womb (the lodge), we seek purification and a deeper spiritual awareness through prayer.
Generally speaking the experience is to deepen spiritual awareness. The steam, heat, and darkness help intensify and hold our prayers and add to our personal introspection.
The lodge leader (pourer), with help from the fire tender, hold an energetic space of safety and security while setting the intent of the lodge. The medicine of the lodge leader and of each participant helps to enrich the lessons of the lodge.
FIRST SATURDAY Lodge: The fire is generally started at 10:00 am.
It is suggested that you to arrive near this time so you can prayerfully prepare for the lodge.
Call Steve, 1-865-300-4424 for information on lodges.
If you have any questions, please ask the lodge master and/or the fire tender.
Composting toilets are located in the meadow and near the Sound Peace Chamber.
You may change clothes in either the Sound Peace Chamber or the composting toilets.
Safety Guidelines - click here
Please dress modestly for this ceremony.
Two towels (one to bring in the lodge with you and one for after the lodge)
Change of clothes.
Food to share for the feast after the lodge.It is appropriate to bring tobacco, a small gift, or monetary donation for the fire-keeper and lodge master, both of whom offer their services to the people as a gift.
Leaving the driveway at the Center, turn right on Graves-Delozier Road. At the first right (a paved road), drive down the hill. Please park in the meadow. The sweat lodge is in the north end of the meadow.
The Center for Peace is a non-profit organization that is blessed to continue based on the donations of members and those who attend its functions. Donations are used to support the sweat lodge. A cord of wood, for example, costs more than $200. We use lots of wood for the fire as well as supplies like herbs (sage, tobacco, cornmeal, etc.), drinking water, sweetgrass, and more. Donations are always appreciated.
THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE FOR CEREMONY. IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING ABUNDANT, PLEASE DON’T ALLOW THIS TO PREVENT YOU FROM COMING. If you have no idea what would be appropriate, we would suggest $20 although less, more, an item, and/or a prayer would also be very much appreciated.
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Saturday, June 3rd
Fire Starts at 10
Wednesday, June 7
Saturday, June 10th
12 noon - 5 pm
Sunday June 11th