We Can All Trace our Roots to the Stars: The 35th Native American Elders Gathering

We can all trace our roots to the stars.

The 35th annual Elders Gathering is hosted in the beautiful Sunray Peace Village.

The Sunray Meditation Society is an international spiritual organization dedicated to planetary peace. Our mission is to preserve and share the teachings of the Peacemaker from the Tsalagi (Cherokee) spiritual traditions and the teachings of peacemaking from Tibetan Buddhism. On this beautiful 27-acre site at the base of Odali Utugi (Mt. Abraham), Sunray Meditation Society has, since 1987, been creating a Peace Village for today’s world, modeled after the Cherokee Peace Villages of the last century.

It is a place where people of all ages, walks of life, clans, and nations can experience the healing power of the Earth.

Sites include Sacred Arbor, Moon Arbor, Peace Stupa, Tara Shrine, Medicine Garden & Tsalagi Clan Pole.

Event Speakers:

Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, Sunray Founder and Spiritual Director, is Chief of the Green Mountain Ani Yun Wiwa and respected teacher of Vajaryana Buddhism

The 3-day Sacred Fire tended by members of the Sunray Meditation Society

Ywahoo Lineage Healing Celebration hosted by Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo and singers, dancers, drummers & healers in the Sunray Meditation Society

Zuni Elder, Clifford Mahooty speaks about the Star People

Sagan David Lonebear Sanipass (Mi’kMaq) speaks about his Star Teaching Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading kindness, compassion, knowledge and technology from ancient wisdom.

NAMA award-winning muscian, Bear Fox (Mohawk), offers original songs from her latest album, Life Blanket, in a special concert on Friday, July 2016 in Burnham Hall

Deputy Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Doug Harris, speaks about the preservation of ceremonial landscapes

Tatjiana Cady shares women’s wisdom teachings from the Abenaki tradition

NAMA award nominee, Rev Meli Kitchens, shares Tsalagi songs from her Pow Wow drum group, Unole

Harvard Astrophysics Professor Emeritus, Rudy Schild, shares from his new book, ‘Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness & Contact with Non Human Intelligence’

Children 12 and under are welcome to attend by donation

Vendors, please contact Sheila Weaver to make arrangements [email protected]