4th Annual Northeast IONS Gathering

Community Group Event

4th Annual Northeast IONS Gathering

Fire of the Heart - The Beauty Way!

Friday, Oct 18, 2013, 6:00 PM –
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Community Group: Utica Community Group

PEACEVILLAGE Learning & Retreat Center
54 O Hara Road
Haines Falls NY 12436
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Imagine all the beauty of the world and you are dancing your sacred dream into being!

Come and be at the center of your heart, where through ancient earth-wisdom teachings you will experience the most powerful seat of the human consciousness. Here we will experience through sacred ceremony life-changing medicine wheels and share stories from the heart which fuel the fire that resides within. We will expand our current thinking and learn new ways of living into the beautiful dream we seek.

The weekend will include:

  • Heart Rhythm Meditation
  • Tslagi practice (Cherokee)
  • Talking Stick Circle – Share your passions!  
  • Sacred Healing Ceremony 
  • Evenings for drumming and conversations that matter
  • Vegetarian meals lovingly prepared by Brahma Kumaris volunteers

“The gathering was nothing short of thrilling! We danced, beating drums! Peace Village staff joined in, and I felt a warm sense of community. The participants and staff were wonderful, the food delicious, the accommodations clean and quiet. I look forward to attending again.” - 2012 weekend gathering participant

Darci D'Ercole, MEd, and Dan Arenos, MD, invite you on a sacred human journey of discovery into the self.  Darci, a guide of the Origin Teachings of the Delicate Lodge (, will share her experience as a Sundancer and guide you through the ceremonial teachings of the medicine wheels. Dr. Dan will share his wisdom and stories of the sacred humans true journey to healing.

Zelda Hotaling “Sacred Sound Healing Ceremony” – Using singing bowls, drumming and singing we will journey to bring our bodies into resonance with mother earth and create sacred space for healing. We will co-create a powerful prayer offering to celebrate the richness of life.  About Zelda: A Native American woman raised in the traditions of the Mohawk people Haudenosaunee, Zelda received teaching from the Elders. A teacher, healer, storyteller, and drum maker, she will be available for her famous "Bone Readings" throughout the weekend. She will have drums, rattles, bark baskets, dream catchers, feather fans, smudging supplies and one-of-a-kind items available for purchase.

$275 for 2 nights - includes room, all meals, materials, and full program.

Send registration form and check payable to:
Jack Pendrak
15 Paris Rd Apt 1
New Hartford NY 13413
(315) 733-5425
On memo line: "NE IONS gathering"

Contact info for questions or to register:
Jack Pendrak: (315) 527-9535


Peace Village is located in the beautiful Catskills (two hours from NYC). It is owned and run by full time volunteers of the Brahma Kumaris World organization which is committed to spiritual growth and the personal transformation of humanity.

The Northeast gathering will start with dinner on FRIDAY evening, October 18, 2013, and will end after lunch on Sunday, Oct. 20th. This program is open to anyone who would like to come. You won't want to miss it!!

Download a PDF of the Event Announcement and Registration Form
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