2013 Annual Jedi Gathering

  • July 26, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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NORRIS, TN (Just outside Knoxville)

July 26-29, 2013

Registration: JediResourceCenter.org

What: 2013 Annual Jedi Gathering


A real-life gathering together of Jedi and Force Followers from all parts of the world and online community to share and exchange knowledge, ideas, insights, applications, and enlightenment related to the Jedi path. In addition, this Gathering also serves as opportunity to meet other Jedi in real life.


Who: YOU!!!


No matter how much planning goes into this event, it will only be a success if there are Jedi there to share it and enjoy it. YOU are the ones who will make this Gathering great.  To register or request more information, please submit a Jedi Gatherings Registration Form to be added to the notification list. We're expecting at least 15-30 people this year!


When: Friday July 26, 2013 – Monday July 29, 2013


Lodge check-in time is 3:30 pm on Friday. Check out time is 11 am on Monday. People can filter in throughout the weekend as their schedules allow. However, everyone is encouraged to be there for the full day on Saturday and Sunday, when the majority of workshops will take place, to get the most benefit out of the Gathering.


Location: Norris, TN


Rabbit Run Retreat

2662 Norris Freeway Knoxville, TN 37705



Accommodations: Lodge, Cabins, and Tents

Wifi provided

-Smoking is not allowed inside the cabins or lodges. You are welcome to smoke outside, but please be respectful of non-smokers when doing so. Ashtrays are provided. Please respect the property and place butts in the provided ashtrays and not on the ground. There is a $500 charge plus damages for smoking in the buildings. They are made of logs and retain the odor of the smoke.


Cost: $50-$100 per person for food and lodging (free for kids 5 and under)


2013 Gathering prices for 4 days, 3 nights, with meal plan included are as follows:


-Kids 6 and under – Free

-Kids 7-13 - $50

-Adults 14 and older - $100


If you choose to bring your own food and opt out of the meal plan prices are as follows:


-Kids 6 and under – Free

-Kids 7-13 - $50

-Adults 14 and older - $50

Pricing for staying in a tent is as follows. Tent availability is limited so first come, first served.


For tent with meal plan:


-Kids 6 and under - Free

-All others - $50


For tent without meal plan:


-Kids 6 and under - Free

-All others - $25


For day pass with food, prices per day are as follows:


-Kids 6 and under - Free

-All others - $20 (by April 31st)/$30 (by June 20th)/$30 (at the door)


For day pass without food, prices per day are as follows:


-Kids 6 and under - Free

-All others - $10 (by June 1st)/$15 (at the door)


For anyone with financial considerations, a payment plan can be worked out. Additionally, the meal plan is optional, so you may also choose to provide your own food for less cost.


Food: Optional Meal Plan / Bring Your Own:


If you opt for the group meal plan, meals will include Friday dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Monday breakfast plus limited snacks throughout the weekend. Meals will be prepared at the Lodge through group effort by the Gathering attendees. Food will not be catered, so everyone will be expected to take turns helping with either cooking or cleaning throughout the weekend.


Food cost is included in the total cost for the Gathering unless you choose to opt out and bring your own food. The Lodge comes with a refrigerator and full kitchen for storage and preparation of your food. Just be sure to label your food if you bring your own.


A rough meal plan for the weekend is still in the works. Please contact Alethea with any special meal requests or dietary concerns at [masked].  Know that Alethea uses a Seventh-Day Adventist dietary plan (e.g. no pork).  Sunday and Monday breakfast will be continental style, while Saturday will be a Japanese Breakfast and traditional tea ceremony (served by Alethea, and possibly one other…though… don’t expect fancy plates, lol).  Lunch for Saturday and Sunday will be a sandwich bar and veggie/fruit platter.  Dinner will be cooked.  If you have any suggestions or want to cook a specific meal, please let Alethea know ahead of time.


Events: Workshops, Activities, and Discussions


An exact schedule will be provided a bit closer to the event, but likely activities may include, but are not limited to mediation, sword work, energy sensing, qigong ,etc.







EVENING Conch Shell Ceremony (led by Isaac)


MORNING Japanese Breakfast and Tea Ceremony - Alethea (possibly Yayoi Crabtree and Crystal Benton)

LUNCH (11AM-1PM) Sandwich and Veggie/Fruit bar

AFTERNOON Martial Arts (Ross)

DINNER (6PM-8PM) Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Beef)

EVENING Shamanic Journey with Angelus; Council Reviews for Promotions to Knighthood. (Anyone can put someone’s name forth for a review, the sanctioning is not recognized by Jedi Orders online, but it does gain recognition by offline Jedi Chapters).



BREAKFAST Continental Style- cereals (variety packs oatmeal and Kellogs), cottage cheese, yogurt, fruit, muffins, milk, coffee, orange juice

MORNING Locutions (Hearing Voices, both Spiritual and Psychological Views) - Alethea

LUNCH (11AM-1PM) Sandwich and Veggie/Fruit bar

AFTERNOON Sword Work– Andy

DINNER(5PM-7PM) Looking for inspiration from Viking meal traditions

EVENING Soul Sword Meditation and Ceremony planned by Andy (bring any weapons you have, need Andy to expand on this for you all); further council reviews if needed



MORNING Breakfast (same as Sunday); Knightings; Group Photo ops; Goodbyes and departure


Packing List


A rough packing list can be found here, although you will not need a tent, sleeping bag, or linens if you’re staying in the Lodge. The Lodge provides towels, although it’s usually nice to have an extra.




Carpooling options may be available depending on your location. If you either ride or would like to help provide transportation for others, please indicate it on your Jedi Gatherings Registration Form.

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IMPORTANT: In order to register for this Gathering or ensure receiving updates for future Gatherings, you must fill out theJedi Gatherings Registration Form at JediResourceCeneter.org . Even if you’re not yet positive that you can attend, submitting this form if you are at all interested helps us to get a better head count and assists us in planning events and notifying you of updates.


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  • @kungfubarber

    new info has been updated

    June 13, 2013

  • @kungfubarber

    There has been a change of plans as far as location is concerned. I will post latest updates asap. Thanks

    June 11, 2013

  • Edward B.

    are we in costume for this?

    February 4, 2013

    • @kungfubarber

      We have a "knighting"cer­emony for the people to recognize some of the members time and commitment in the Jedi path. There are people in costume for that. We also have opportunities for group photos and having a costume would add to the spirit of the event. Last year we had a professional photographer who works in a major magazine take group and action shots of us.

      February 4, 2013

  • @kungfubarber

    Please remember to go to www.JediResourceCenter.org to OFFICIALLY register. This meetup announcement is only meant to inform you of the event.

    Saying YES to attending here does not register you to the Gathering.

    February 4, 2013

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