Workshops and Events
Spring Equinox Gathering
Sunday, March19th from 6:00 - 8:30
6:00 - 7:00 Pot Luck
7:00 - 8:30 Ceremony
Join us for our annual Spring Equinox Gathering to plant seeds for new growth and to celebrate! Spring equinox occurs in NY at 2:30 am on the morning of March 20th, but we shall gather together on Sunday, March 19th to usher in the energies for the new Season.
We will share a nourishing vegetarian pot luck and circle around the fire. Our gathering will be indoors, unless we have warm weather, which is quite unusual for early spring in the Taconics. Bring a drum, rattle or borrow one of ours.
If you are unable to join us for the pot luck, please arrive before 7:00 to join us for the Ceremonial Fire.
RSVP required ~ guests are invited
New and Full Moon Events
Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies
Schedule ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please note, that currently there are no new or full moon events scheduled.
New and Full Moon Events ~ description
Each moon cycle has its unique quality that aids us in harmonizing with the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth mother as we all heal and grow together. The circle is led by Elandara who welcomes all participants to open their hears as we call in and create the opening circle. While gathering around the Sacred Fire, we participate in deep listening and focus our attention on the particular qualities of each moon cycle. We follow a sacred Native American tradition of "passing the talking stick."t This is a sacred way of deep listening, receiving and sharing the truth that comes from within. We respect the voices of those who share in the circle without commenting or correcting. This creates a sacred and safe place to speak for all who come. There is no "cross talk " or dialogue about "right and wrong". This creates a safe space for each person to share openly with out judgement or expectation.
Elandara facilitates this circle and is guided by the greater consciousness throughout the circle. She leads the group in a guided drum journey where messages are received and gifts are given to each one participating. Every circle is unique and is created by the those who come to participate. It is a magical time to allow guidance to come through for balance, inspiration and growth.
You are invited to bring a drum, a rattle or sacred object for the altar. We have some instruments you may use if you do not have one to bring. During the warm months, our gatherings are held outside. Our circles move indoors around the wood stove when it gets colder.
Invitations to join in these sacred circles are sent out for each of the individual gatherings.
Guests are welcome ~
A requested donation of $20 helps support the ongoing activities at Nature's Gate. (pay "at the door", via Venmo, or by check made payable to "Elandara Anderson")
RSVP so we can set up the circle:
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