Summer has arrived at the Sunray Peace village. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and the creeks are flowing in the sacred valley! It is a wonderful time to visit and you are invited to join us for the Elders Gathering hosted by Venerable Dhyani:
July 25-27: 2014 Elders Gathering
The Annual Elders' Gathering at the Sunray Peace Village is a multicultural celebration where people of many nations come together to pray, share and study ways that we can contribute to peacemaking in the world.
Each year we return to the sacred fire in the Arbor of the Peace Village to listen as Native Elders speak about ancient teachings and prophecies that will help prepare for the years to come.
Camping and workstudy are available.
*For more info and to register for the Elders Gathering, click here
"We are all part of a circle; we are energies gathering, and we have a choice in how that energy continues. Through affirming life, through recognizing and responding to those energies which are conducive to right relationship with the Earth, with one another, we manifest beauty."
- Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo
2014 Sunray Elders' Gathering
Friday July 25, 2014 at 6:30 AM -to- Sunday July 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Sunray Peace Village, 2202 Downingville Road, Lincoln, VT 05443
The Annual Elders’ Gathering at the Sunray Peace Village is a multicultural celebration where people of many nations come together to pray, share and study ways that we can contribute to peacemaking in the world.
The Annual Elders’ Gathering is a non-profit event hosted by Sunray Meditation Society, the Sunray Peace Village Land Trust, and the Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, Chief of the Green Mountain Ani Yun Wiwa (Cherokee).
Winter 2014 with Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo
February 15 & 16th, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We will provide teleconference for this event for our distance participants. Distance participants will receive phone number and password by email on the day before the event.
We hope to see you at the Temple of Adawees, Wise Protectors, at the Sunray Peace Village or by teleconference!
Personal Message from Venerable Dhyani
Happy New Year!
May all beings leap upon the Wind Horse, taming the appearances of the mind, and realizing wisdom potential from within.
The Peacekeeper Teachings are foundational practices of the Tsalagi/Cherokee Ywahoo lineage. The teachings investigate the nature of mind and open doorways of compassion in people's hearts.
It is a rare and precious opportunity to receive these teachings from Venerable Dhyani, the 27th-generation Ywahoo lineage holder.
The Peacekeeper mission fulfils its purpose through individual and group study, training and practice.
The Peacekeeper holds the vision of peace for all beings in all worlds, as beauteous expression of harmony and balance resonating through thought, and word, and deed.
The Peacekeeper sees all in good relationships, perceiving the underlying unity of creation.
The Peacekeeper knows that each being is empowered by will to choose, wisdom to see, and intelligence to act, all beings together weaving the dream of our shared reality.
The Peacekeeper turns aside anger, doubt, and fear, harmonizing conflicting emotions through complementary resolution, recognizing that patterns of mind manifest as one's individual, family, clan, national, and planetary relationships.
The Peacekeeper acts with consideration for future generations, with the mind of preserving life and that which enriches living.
Venerable Dhyani Ywhaoo from Voices of Our Ancestors
PEACEKEEPER TEACHINGS - FEBRUARY 2014 SEMESTER
The Peacekeeper Teachings are an ever-deepening cycle of twice yearly weekend intensives taught directly by Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo. Each semester includes:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 23rd 2014!
Your Early Registration helps us wiht our planning!
Practitioners of the sacred teachings being passed through the Ywahoo lineage of the Tsalagi Nation learn a sacred dance, the Dance of the Directions, based upon exercises and dances taught by Eli Ywahoo, Eonah Fisher, Nellie Ywahoo and the Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo.
This video is an introduction to the basic teachings of the Dance of the Directions. One who may seek to learn more about the Dance of the Directions may attend a Peacekeeper Training or by contacting Sunray Meditation Society. By viewing this teaching no one receives the authority or right to teach the Dance of the Directions.
Please dance, as it brings great benefits!
Dear Friends of the Peace Village,
We are coming into a beautiful Summer here in the sacred valley. The Peace Village has been mowed, gardens are being weeded, the water has been turned on and teachings bless our lives. It is good.
The land is vibrant with prayers made at the fire. There are many ways to join in the activities here year round. There are weekly meditation practices, new moon ceremonies, teachings in the Cherokee, Nigma and Drikung Buddhist traditions. It is possible to camp on the land, enjoying the beauty all around. It is also possible to volunteer your time to the care of the land.
The Elder's Gathering was the last weekend of July. For this there were many preparations.
There are many ways to contribute to these good works. Participation on all levels benefits so many.
We invite you to join in our efforts to support the ceremonies, medicine and teachings offered on this land by creating an easeful well cared for infrastructure. To continue reading the letter, please click here.
Please give freely, often and without expectation. If we all do this the land will flourish and the teachings will grace our lives for many generations.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE HERE.
The Peace Village Land Trust Council
Sunray Meditation Society is an international spiritual society dedicated to planetary peace. Its purpose is to manifest the Native American ideal of Circle Mind (the thought of all beings as relatives in the field of life), that we may create a world of harmony upon the Earth and throughout the Family of Life.
There are many Sunray communities in North America and Europe. We hope that you connect with one or more of them, for meditation practice, Peacekeeper Training, or just to find a kindred spirit.
Sunray's founder and spiritual director is Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, Chief of the Green Mountain Band of the Ani Yunwiwa (Cherokee). She is the 27th generation lineage holder of the Ywahoo lineage. First recognized by HH Dudjom Rinpoche of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. She is recognized as Pema Sangzin Khandro by the Drikung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and helped found the Vajra Dakini Nunnery as the first Tibetan nunnery in North America. It was recently consecrated by H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche.
The Sunray Peace Village, located in Lincoln, Vermont, is where our home fires are located. The Adawee Temple hosts teaching year round. Every summer we host the Elders Gathering at the end of July. The White Tara shrine at the Peace Village has also been consecrated.
Sunray is a Non-Governmental Organization within the United Nations, concerned about the rights and well-being of Indigenous Peoples and others, and the health of the Earth.
There are many Teachings on our new website, including our study program entitled Deep Peace and the Healing of the World, and the Sunray Basic Meditation. We are on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Sign up for our mailing list.
Finally, please consider making a tax-deductible Donation to Sunray Meditation Society or the Sunray Peace Village Land Trust, which oversees the Peace Village. We are a volunteer organization dependent on tithes and the kind support of friends to sustain our work.
You can download Sunray teachings to your computer and MP3 player through this website. Our 8-session program, Deep Peace and the Healing of the World, can now be downloaded in individual segments and saved to your computer, where you can transfer it to an I-Pod, your phone, or an MP3 player. Click here.
We also offer the Sunray Basic Meditation and Star Weaving practice for download. Click here.
You can link to the Womens' Wisdom in Tibetan Buddhism series with Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo and Khenmo Drolma of the Vajra Dakini Nunnery. Click here.
Venerable has also offered video teachings that you can watch here.
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