Lift the Earth: Bringing Peace To Our Ancestors (Four Day Option)

  • Menla Retreat & Spa Menla Retreat & Spa
  • 375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
  • Sep 19 - 23, 2019 (5 days)
  • MENLA Deluxe Queen - $1,660.00 MENLA Deluxe Double - Shared bath (Shared Room) - $1,244.00 MENLA Deluxe Quad (Shared Room) - $1,163.00 MENLA Standard Single - $1,286.00 MENLA Standard Double (Shared Room) - $1,171.00 MENLA Standard Triple (Shared Roo

About This Event



Taking place on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox, LIFT THE EARTH is a four-day event, from September 19-23, which includes the participation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Alice Walker, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phil Lane, Dr. Robert Thurman and other spiritual leaders and activists from around the world.

This gathering will include interactive dialogue, prayer circles and teachings on ancestral healing, water and land issues, and the future for the generations to come.

Join us for this special event and participate in this world-wide collective prayer for outer and inner peace.


Thursday, September 19th

3 – 6pm Travel Day & Registration

4pm Sweatlodge

6:30pm Dinner

8pm Fireside Storytelling – Grandmother Rita and Marie, Grandmother Clara and Grandmother Agnes (Field)

Friday, September 20th

6am Sweatlodge

7:30 – 9am Breakfast

9:30am Opening Ceremony – Grandmothers Prayer Ceremony (Field)

12:30 – 2pm Lunch

2:30pm Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors: Africa and our Shared Heritage – Grandmother Bernadette and Alice Walker.

6 – 7:30pm Dinner

8pm Panel on Reincarnation – Dr. Robert Thurman and Jussara Korngold

Saturday, September 21st

6am Sweatlodge

6am Morning Altar (Pond)

7:30 – 9:30am Breakfast

10am World Peace Day Chief Phil Lane, Grandmothers Council and Special Guests (Field)

12:30 – 2pm Lunch

2:30 – 4pm Water Forum – Grandmother Agnes, Grandmother Mona and Grandmother Clara (Main Hall)

4 – 5:30pm Sacred Land Forum – Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Dr. Henrietta Mann and Chief Phil Lane (Main Hall)

6 – 7:30pm Dinner

8pm Altar Prayer (Pond) – Prayers and Music with the Grandmothers Council and Special Guests

Sunday, September 22nd

6am Sweatlodge

7:30 – 9am Breakfast

9:30 – 11am Future Generations – Grandmother Agnes, Dr Henrietta Mann, Alice Walker, (Main Hall)

11am – 12:30pm Grandmother’s Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation book presentation and book signing.

12:30 – 2pm Lunch Feast (Field)

2:30pm Gratitude & Gifting Ceremony (Field)

4:30pm Closing Ceremony (Field)

6 – 7 Dinner

Quiet Night for Relaxation

Monday, September 23rd

7 – 8am Morning Yoga

8 – 9am Breakfast

9 – 11am Check-out & Departure

*Please note that schedule is subject to change

We invite all participants to join us for a more intimate experience with the grandmothers after the main event. Our three women’s circles will take place September 23rd – 25th. For more information regarding these extended retreats please use links below.

Women’s Circle Immersion One: The Vision of Spirituality in Africa

Women’s Circle Immersion Two: A Women’s Healing Journey – Experience Sacred Time and Sacred Space With Our Turtle Sister Circle

Women’s Circle Immersion Three: Awakening Your Divine Self Through Your Connection With The Divinities Of Nature



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