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Lift the Earth: Bringing Peace To Our Ancestors (Four Day Option)

September 19 - September 23, 2019

Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgram

Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot

Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

Grandmother Mona Polacca

Grandmother Rita Blumenstein

Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance

Alice Walker

Dr. Henrietta Mann

Chief Phil Lane

Robert A.F. Thurman

Jussara Korngold

Day Schildkret

Taking place on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox, LIFT THE EARTH is a four-day event, from September 19-23, which includes the participation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Alice Walker, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phil Lane, Dr. Robert Thurman and other spiritual leaders and activists from around the world.This gathering will include interactive dialogue, prayer circles and teachings on ancestral healing, water and land issues, and the future for the generations to come.Join us for this special event and participate in this world-wide collective prayer for outer and inner peace.
ScheduleThursday, September 19th
  • 3 - 6pm Travel Day & Registration
  • 4pm Sweatlodge
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 8pm Fireside Storytelling - Grandmother Rita and Marie, Grandmother Clara and Grandmother Agnes (Field)
Friday, September 20th
  • 6am Sweatlodge
  • 7:30 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Opening Ceremony - Grandmothers Prayer Ceremony (Field)
  • 12:30 - 2pm Lunch
  • 2:30pm Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors: Africa and our Shared Heritage - Grandmother Bernadette and Alice Walker.
  • 6 - 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8pm Panel on Reincarnation – Dr. Robert Thurman and Jussara Korngold
Saturday, September 21st
  • 6am Sweatlodge
  • 6am Morning Altar (Pond)
  • 7:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 10am World Peace Day Chief Phil Lane, Grandmothers Council and Special Guests (Field)
  • 12:30 - 2pm Lunch
  • 2:30 - 4pm Water Forum - Grandmother Agnes, Grandmother Mona and Grandmother Clara (Main Hall)
  • 4 - 5:30pm Sacred Land Forum - Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Dr. Henrietta Mann and Chief Phil Lane (Main Hall)
  • 6 - 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8pm Altar Prayer (Pond) - Prayers and Music with the Grandmothers Council and Special Guests
Sunday, September 22nd
  • 6am Sweatlodge
  • 7:30 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 11am Future Generations - Grandmother Agnes, Dr Henrietta Mann, Alice Walker, (Main Hall)
  • 11am - 12:30pm Grandmother’s Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation book presentation and book signing.
  • 12:30 - 2pm Lunch Feast (Field)
  • 2:30pm Gratitude & Gifting Ceremony (Field)
  • 4:30pm Closing Ceremony (Field)
  • 6 - 7 Dinner
  • Quiet Night for Relaxation
Monday, September 23rd
  • 7 - 8am Morning Yoga
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9 - 11am Check-out & Departure
*Please note that schedule is subject to change
We invite all participants to join us for a more intimate experience with the grandmothers after the main event. Our three women's circles will take place September 23rd - 25th. For more information regarding these extended retreats please use links below.Women's Circle Immersion One: The Vision of Spirituality in Africa Women's Circle Immersion Two: A Women's Healing Journey - Experience Sacred Time and Sacred Space With Our Turtle Sister Circle Women's Circle Immersion Three: Awakening Your Divine Self Through Your Connection With The Divinities Of Nature  

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgram

Agnes Baker Pilgrim (Federated Tribes of Siletz) is the oldest living member of her tribe. Grandmother Agnes has been honored as a treasure of her people. She brought back the traditional Salmon Ceremony along with other traditions that were soon forgotten. She is the oldest on t...

Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot

Born in Libreville, Gabon of the Omyene Linguistic community, widow and mother of ten, grandmother of twenty-three. Before retiring, Bernadette worked as an educator and school administrator. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Traditional M...

Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

Born in the State of Sao Paulo Brazil, Clara studied philosophy at the University of Sao Paulo. Through her experiences of Clairvoyance and mediumship, she has initiated many teachings from macrobiotics to Umbanda. After helping with the curing of Padrinho Sebastiao, spiritual le...

Grandmother Mona Polacca

Mona, a Hopi/Havasuai/Tewa elder has a Master of Social Work degree and has recently been chosen as a member of the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders due to her international justice work. She has worked on issues of Indigenous Peoples especially related to the Rig...

Grandmother Rita Blumenstein

Rita worked as a traditional healer in the South Central Hospital in Anchorage as a tribal doctor using plant and energy medicine and now travels tirelessly healing and teaching the was of her grandmother. Rita is currently employed with South Central Foundation as a tribal docto...

Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance

Unci means grandmother in Lakota. Unci Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance is Oglala Lakota, she was born in the SW corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. She still lives on the land that was allotted to her great grandparents over 100 years ago. Unci Rita cherishes ...

Alice Walker

The author of short stories and novels, essays and poetry and activist for racial civil rights, women’s equality and peace among other causes, Alice Walker brought black women’s lives into primary focus as a rich and important subject for US American literature. Her landmark ...

Dr. Henrietta Mann

Dr. Henri Mann is a Cheyenne enrolled with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and she is the founding President of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College. Dr. Mann was the first individual to occupy the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BOZEMAN, wher...

Chief Phil Lane

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development. During the past 50 years, Chief Lane has worked with Indigenous Peoples from the America...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is...

Jussara Korngold

Jussara Korngold, BS, MBA. Jussara is the founder and president of the Spiritist Alliance for Books (SAB), a non-profit organization, which has the aim to promote and disseminate Spiritism, in English, as codified by Allan Kardec. Mrs. Korngold is also one of the founders and pre...

Day Schildkret

Day Schildkret is internationally known for Morning Altars and has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages across the globe to renew our relationship to nature, creativity, and impermanence with the ritual and practice of earth art....

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