Upcoming in the next days, weeks and months are some wonderful events at Epworth Camp and Retreat Center in the Hudson Valley, 2 hours north of NYC, accessible by Adirondack Trailways buses from Port Authority to Rosendale. Please pass this on to friends who might be interested.
DATES HERE, DETAILS BELOW:
LODGE AND NATIVE AMERICAN CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS: LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Starting Friday, September 3, Noon--Monday, September 6. Come to all or part of the weekend. Contact: Paul Tobin, [masked], [address removed]. Details below.
EARTH CLAY PLASTERING GUIDED WORK WEEKEND ON INTERIOR OF STRAW BALE HOUSE. SEPT.10,11 [Arrival Friday pm or Sat am] Contact: Joan Ewing and Wilton Duckworth, [masked], [address removed]; Green Phoenix Permaculture. Details below.
KAOLIN CLAY FINAL COAT OF PLASTERING WORK WEEKEND, OCTOBER 9, 10, 11.
Led by Kay Cafasso.[ Arrival Fri, pm or Sat, am]. Contact Joan and Wilton, [masked], [address removed]. Details below.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE, With Kay Cafasso, Connor Stedman and Guest Teachers, WEEKENDS MONTHLY BEGINNING JANUARY 15, 16, 17, 2011. Sponsored by Green Phoenix Permaculture and Sowing Solutions. Contact: Joan at [masked], [address removed]. More details below.
LABOR DAY SWEAT LODGE AND NATIVE AMERICAN CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS:
Greetings my relatives
celebrate the weaving of cultures and the blending of sustainable
systems, where permaculture meets mentoring and primitive skills, and
all are inspired by traditional and sacred native teachings. Weaving
all of this into a basket, together, we can carry it forward for the
This will be a weekend of joy and
laughter, music and dance, as well as teachings of the sacred fire.
There will be storytelling, native elder wisdom and networking, as well
as the opportunity to enter the womb and receive the healing energy of
the sweat lodge.
Calvin Pompana is a Dakota Sun Dance Chief
and Aboriginal Elder/Advisor for the Dakota Ojibwa Tribal Council of
Manitoba, Canada, a member of the Red Hand and Red Blanket Societies,
and is a founding member of the White Buffalo Spiritual Society. All are
encouraged to come enjoy Calvin's peaceful presence and warm-hearted
wisdom and humor as he shares inspiring stories and introduces teachings
and traditional ways of his people in ways that can heal and restore us
For those attending the sweat lodge: Inside the sweat
lodge, ladies wear sweat dress, long skirt or sarong; gentlemen wear
shorts or swim trunks. Bring two towels (one to sit on).
Women on their moon time: Please speak to one of the women elders present. We will have a moon lodge each day of this event.
sweat lodge rites and ceremony: This ceremony is one of the seven
sacred rites brought to the Dakota people, and one of the few ceremonies
appearing among many native nations in North America and aboriginal
nations elsewhere on Mother Earth. It is shared out of love for
humankind because it has power to help and heal. In the womb of Mother
Earth all are safe and secure, and the whispers of one���s own heart to
the Great loving One remain within.
Bring a story, a song, a dance, a
musical instrument, and your open heart, and join our gathering at
beautiful Camp Epworth in High Falls, NY (nestled between the Shawangunk
and Catskill Mountains, along the Rondout Creek). Our celebration will
begin on Friday, Sept.3rd @noon, and conclude on Monday, Sept.6th. You
are invited to attend for a day or (we hope) the entire weekend.
for the entire weekend will be one hundred dollars. There are family
discounts. Children free 16 and under. This will include camping,
primitive cabins and an evening meal each day. Breakfast and lunch will
be self serve. Bring extra food for teens. Also, bathrooms, hot showers
and swimming in the pool are available. In addition there will be
wilderness skills, wild crafting, and fun and games.
There is no
charge for the ceremonies and no one will be turned away for lack of
funds. The cost of the weekend covers land use fee and transporting the
Elders, also for food and firewood.
Bring towels, and warm
clothes for possible cool nights. There will be no drugs or alcohol at
this gathering. There will be donation baskets clearly marked away from
the ceremonial area. Please let me know if you are attending so I know
how much food to prepare. Also our warrior society will tell you where
to park and how to proceeded. Camp Epworth has certain do's and don't's.
We want to respect their wishes .Any questions http://[address removed]
directions " www.epworthcenter.com/directions.html
Any other questions that you may have please feel free to call [masked]
All my relations
Plastering Work Weekend, Sept 10, 11: We will also camp in Woodbine. There is no charge, and we will provide some basic food and would accept donations of food and other expenses. Contact: Joan and Wilton [address removed], [masked]