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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2005 ~ THE DALAI LAMA & TETON WELLNESS ISSUE!!!

 

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Reclaiming the Balance of Our Lives

Healing Our People Retreat with Dabadi Thaayrohyadi

of the International Indigenous University,

August 12-14, Pocatello, Idaho

 

 

By Reynel Martinez

We invite you to join us for this unique adventure into the sacred rituals and traditions of the native peoples of the South.  Healing Our People Retreat is a program of the International Indigenous University that will be utilized to awaken our inner wisdom and revitalize our vibrant health.

As a descendant of the Atlantean/Lemurian culture, Thaayrohyadi uses sound, music, symbols, sacred language and the healing powers of Mother Earth to weave dynamic ceremonies for planetary healing and personal balancing.  Open to people of all traditions, this retreat will include sweat lodge ceremonies, Cosmic meditations, energy healing with animals and crystals, healing with the power of sound, and techniques to build medicine wheels from symbols that will help to align yourself with ancestral wisdom. 

Thaayrohyadi is known as the “Great Däbädi,” or spiritual guide and guardian, of the Otomi Olmec Toltec Teotihuacán Wisdom.  He is a traditional healer, historian, poet and interpreter of ceremonial music.  He is the founder of the Council of Indian Peoples and Organizations of the State of Mexico and a member of the Council of Indigenous Elders and Priests of the Americas.  He has a master’s degree in Peace and Development Studies, is a specialist on the subjects of conflict resolution, collective rights, Otomi prophecy, traditional medicine, indigenous culture and spirituality.  As the Founder and Director of the International Indigenous University, Thaay is committed to bringing forth worldwide unity and peace. 

Retreat Details:

The Retreat begins at 10 am on Friday, August 12th, and runs through 6 pm on Sunday, August 14th.  Camping sites may be requested by contacting Rey, and additional lodging ideas are available by request.  Meals are your own responsibility, although we will have an outside group kitchen for participant use.  Participants must bring a medicine gift for the presenter, personal medicine items, tobacco, a drum or rattle, a bandana, and clothing for the sweat lodge, i.e. a long skirt and blouse for woken.  The cost for the weekend is $250. 

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Please contact Rey Martinez at 208-241-2719, or fouldude@ida.net for registration and more details.