Summer 2018 
News and Upcoming Gatherings
Summer Time Sunshine Greetings!

" Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
--John Lubbock

"He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter."
--John Burroughs


Summer is here in full charge. With the warmer days and sunny skies, we find the seeds we planted in the dark times becoming fully fledged in the light. Remember to take a day or two to be grateful for the life of this world, as it hums so loudly in the summer days, an ode to life, light, and love.
NEWS


LONG DANCE REGISTRATION IS LIVE!
We're so happy to announce that Long Dance 2018 is live!
Thursday, September 20, 2018 -to- Sunday, September 23, 2018
We invite Sisters to dance, sing and pray together at the Autumnal Equinox for a weekend of ceremony, teachings, celebration and healing under the stars. We invite Brothers to help us create and hold balance in sacred space and explore the teachings of the Thunder Lodge.
Brothers that wish to attend must contact Raven Star through email at info@circlesofempowerment.org. One of the opportunities to qualify is the upcoming Empowerment Through Ritual and Ceremony class coming up in August 4th and 5th.


Home Lodge Sweat Lodge 
Our Long Dance Home Lodge Sweat Lodge is Saturday July 14th @ 9:30am. Be sure to attend if you wish to contribute! Here we gather to discuss this years Long Dance. An opportunity to hear from each lodge. Potluck event, and Sweat Lodge to follow the meeting. 
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.

Long Dance Telemeeting
The Long Dance Telemeetings continue, it is the first Wednesday of every month till Long Dance (Second Wednessday in July due to Independence Day). Join us for organizing this years Long Dance, if you want to be heard these calls are the time. We are asking Lodge Leads to please show up at these meetings. Also, Lodge Leads, to confirm your presence in the dance please contact Hua directly as soon as you can. The number for the conference line is:  218-895-3987 code: 8888#

The Board Needs Help
We are actively seeking board members and helpers. The Secretary position is open for someone to take over. The board needs help with multiple endeavours and initiatives. If you are interested please email info@circlesofempowerment.org



July 11th Long Dance Telemeeting

July 14th Home Lodge Sweat Lodge 9:30AM
Our Long Dance Home Lodge Sweat Lodge is Saturday July 14th @ 9:30am. Be sure to attend if you wish to contribute! Here we gather to discuss this years Long Dance. An opportunity to hear from each lodge. Potluck event, and Sweat Lodge to follow the meeting. 
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.

July 27th Women's Full Moon Ceremony

August 1st Long Dance Telemeeting

August 4th and 5th Empowerment Through Ritual and Ceremony Class
This is one of the ways to qualify for Thunder Lodge!

August 18th Sage Harvest
Our annual sage harvest! Come join us to gather Grandmother Sage in a respectful and prayerful way! Call Hua at 805-481-0892 to join! 

August 19th Sage Rolling a Community Event
All are welcome to attend throughout the day to learn how to roll the freshly harvested sage into wands. Potluck event, 10AM till 4PM, @ Strother Park  1150 Huasna Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

August 25th Sweat Lodge
Arrive at 11:00 am and expect ceremony to last into late afternoon.
It's next door to the old site on Hwy 227 (aka Carpenter Canyon Rd.). 
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.

August 26th Women's Full Moon Ceremony

September 5th Long Dance Telemeeting

September 20th-23rd LONG DANCE!

September 24th Women's Full Moon Ceremony



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