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 Double - Shared bath (Shared Room) - $1,244.00 MENLA Deluxe Quad (Shared Room) - $1,163.00 MENLA Commuter (Please note that this option has no meals included. Guests are invited to bring their own food for lunch & dinner or purchase items o

About This Event



Taking place on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox, LIFT THE EARTH is a four-day event, from September 19-22, which includes the participation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, 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.

Full Program Tuition: $520

4 Day Commuter Fee (No Meals): $100 * Lunch and dinner will be available for purchase provided by Veggie Oassis food tent on site

4 Night Accommodations with Meals: $392 – $724


Thursday, September 19th

3 – 6pm Check-in

4pm Sweatlodge

6 – 7:30pm Dinner

8pm Fireside Storytelling – Grandmother Agnes, Grandmother Flordemayo, Grandmother Rita, and Marie Meade

Friday, September 20th

6am Sweatlodge

7:30 – 9am Breakfast

9:30am Opening Ceremony – Grandmothers Prayer Ceremony

12 – 1:30pm Lunch

2:30pm Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors: Our Shared Heritage – Grandmother Bernadette, Grandmother Maria Alice, Chief Phil Lane and Maya Tiwari

6 –  7:30pm Dinner

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

Saturday, September 21st

6am Sweatlodge

7:30 – 9am Breakfast

10am World Peace Day – Chief Phil Lane, Grandmothers Council and Special Guests

12 – 1:30pm Lunch

2:30 – 4pm Water Forum – Grandmother Agnes, Grandmother Mona and Grandmother Maria Alice

4 – 5:30pm Sacred Land Forum – Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Grandmother Clara, Dr. Henrietta Mann

6pm – 7:30pm Dinner

7:30pm The Peace Mandala with Maya Tiwari

9:30pm Altar Prayer – Prayers and Music with the Grandmothers Council and Special Guests

Sunday, September 22nd

6am Sweatlodge

7:30 – 9am Breakfast

9:30 – 11:30am Call to Action: Grandmother Maria Alice, Chief Phil Lane, Tim Guinee, Julia Walsh , Anne Marie Miller

11:45am – 1:00 pm Future Generations: Grandmother Mona, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Júlia Freire de Medeiro

12 – 1:30pm Lunch

2pm Grandmother’s Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation book presentation and book signing with the Grandmothers Council

4:30pm Closing & Gifting Ceremony

6pm Departure for 3 Day Program participants

6 – 7:30pm Dinner

Quiet Night for Spa and Relaxation

Monday, September 23rd (Extra night)

7 – 8am Morning Yoga with Golriz

8 – 11am Check-out of Rooms

7:30 – 9am Breakfast

9am -12pm Free time for Relaxation & Spa

12 – 1:30pm Lunch and Departure

*Please note that program 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

Women’s Circle Immersion Four: Prayers, Vision, Wisdom & Spirituality Of The Maya

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