New Year Day of Renewal


Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thu, 01/01/2015 - 1:00pm

We are delighted to invite your participation in a community sweat ceremony on New Year's Day with Gilbert Manchego. Come and renew, purify, pray, sweat, spend time in nature, and begin another year in this time-honored and sacred way!

1:00 pm, Gather and Beauty Way / prepare ceremonial space on the Upper Land
Walk up the road to the top of the hill (about 5 minutes), walk left towards the ceremonial space for our gathering.

2:00 pm, Fire Lighting ... Personal Reflection / Nature Walk begins after Fire Lighting

4:00 pm ish, Lodge Entry

A simple potluck will follow the sweat ceremony. Please bring your own plate, silverware, cup, drinks, and a dish to share with others.  Please ensure that the dish is simple, finger foods are good, and does not need cooking.  No kitchen will be available. 

For the sweat ceremony, please bring at least two towels, warm, layered clothing to change into after, loose-fitting dress / sarong / shorts / t shirt for going into the lodge.

A suggested donation of $30-$100 per person (Donations cover TOF costs plus offer a gift to Gilbert and to our Firekeeper. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Please let us know of your intent to participate. Call 805-646-8343.

Please make sure to park only on the left side of the road in our parking area, and walk up the hill.