Gathering of the Ages: An Intergenerational Equinox Celebration of Indigenous Wisdom in Contemporary Times


Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:00pm to Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:00pm

Please join us for our third annual Gathering of the Ages!  We are delighted to bring new and returning wisdom keepers back to The Ojai Foundation along with youth visionaries and people of all ages in dialogue, sharing, and learning. 

Click here to donate to our Wisdom Keeper Fund, or to Sponsor A Youth for $150!  Thank you for your support.

Schedule subject to change

2:00-4:00 pm Arrival & Registration
4:30, Land Walk and Orientation to The Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary
5:30, Dinner, Potluck Supper
7:00, Sunset Four Directions Fire Ceremony (Sunset is 7:11 pm)
     Gather all together with the call to ceremony
          Welcome and Introduction to the Wisdom Keepers

6:45 Sunrise Ceremony (Sunrise is 6:55 AM), upper wheel
8:00 Breakfast
9:15-10:45 am, Breakout session # 1
11:00-12:30, Breakout Session # 2
12:45 Lunch
2:00-3:30, Breakout Session #3
3:45 pm, Youth And Wisdom Keeper Council
6:00 pm, Dinner
7:30, Equinox Ritual, guided by Leilani and Luisah

6:15 am, Gather at Upper Medicine Wheel for Sunrise Ceremony
6:30 am, Sunrise Ceremony (6:56 am, sunrise) … begins the silent peace walk around Besant Hill School
8:00 am, Closing Ceremony for Walk at Sunset Terrace West (by Sage House on land)
8:15 am, Light Breakfast
9:15 am, Closing Council … How we share the gifts of this weekend with our communities, and with the world
11:00 am, Brunch
Noon, departure





This year's Wisdom Keepers:

Julie Tumamait, Chumash
Crossing Over The Rainbow Bridge: Exploring the Mysteries of Death

Leilani Birely, Hawai’ian
Sacred Prayer in Motion & Chant:  Hula, the Language of Body & Soul
Ashe-Aloha! Priestessing the Primal Life Village (with Luisah Teish)

Luisah Teish, West African Ifa / Orisha
The Ancestor Journey:  practical Ancestor Reverence
Ashe-Aloha! Priestessing the Primal Life Village (with Leilani Birely)

Anne-Marie Sayers, Ohlone
Honoring the Past to Shape the Future

Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Coyote Woman, Ohlone / Chumash
Finding Balance with Coyote Trickster Medicine
Talking Stick Art Project

Uqualla, Havasupai of the Grand Canyon
Healers, Sentinels, Healers, Alchemists (Which One Are You?)
Tribal Dance & Chants
Sacred Oratory

Our Firekeepers will be:
Tautahcho Muhuawit Castaneda and
Art Cisneros, Earthman with a Good Heart


Thursday, September 18
Music & Arts Fair!
with I Am Life Tea Lounge
Music, Art Fair, Poetry, and more
Arts & Crafts will be for sale
By Donation at the door ... Suggested Minimum $10

Monday, September 22 (Fall Equinox Day)
Visit to Chumash Sacred Sites with Julie Tumamait-Stenslie

10:00 am til 4 or 5 pm
(Wheeler Gorge and Casitas Lake site)
Lunch at Farmer & The Cook (not included in your fee)
Car pooling to sites
Click here to register.

We give thanks for our partnership with I.Am.Life for this Gathering!     

$150 for youth ages 32 and under, or for seniors 62 and over 
$185 for all others
Fees include four meals, and all events during the weekend

Make sure to pick your accommodations as well as to register.

One Day (Saturday only) registration available for $125, includes evening Equinox Celebration and two meals
Does not include overnight accommodations, which may be available.  Please contact us.


If you are between the ages of 18 and 32, and need sponsorship in order to participate, please contact Judy at