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!
2013 Sunray Elders' Gathering
Path of Awakening
Magnetizing the Future You Wish
Thank you all for an amazing Gathering! We'll see you again next year!
The mirror of your mind reflects the universe
See your naked face not separate space.
Your life purpose is to explore potentials and
Actualize your natural intelligence.
Recognize luminosity as your natural state.
-Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo
Each year we return to the sacred fire in the Ceremonial 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. It is a time for joyous celebration and wondrous insight!
The Annual Elders Gathering is a multicultural celebration hosted by Sunray Meditation Society, the Sunray Peace Village Land Trust, and Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, Chief of the Green Mountain Ani Yun Wiwa.
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.
The Peacekeeper Mission fulfils its purpose through individual and group study, training and practice to develop four fundamental qualities of mind:
Mindfulness: The ability to see things as they are, to be fully present in the moment, and to manifest right thought, right action.
Peacekeeper Consciousness: Recognition of one’s responsibility and power to manifest peace through right relationship with all the family of life.
Caretaker Mind: Awareness of one’s privilege and duty to serve as a caretaker of this planet, honoring the Earth as a living being and sowing seeds of abundance and harmony unto seven generations.
Continuity of Mind: Understanding of cause and effect in determining the quality of one’s life, death and future lives, and in shaping the karma of groups, nations and the planet.
Peacekeeper Training is held in several Sunray communities throughout the year, including Boston, California, and Germany, as well as at the Peace Village the week after the Elders Gathering. Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo has begun a seven-year cycle of Peacekeeper teachings.
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