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8th Grandmothers' Council Gathering in Japan in honor of Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

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8th Grandmothers' Council Gathering in Japan in honor of Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

Time: October 22, 2010 at 6pm to October 25, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Amami Island, Japan
Street: Amami Island Cultural Park
City/Town: Amami Island, Japan
Website or Map: http://www.grandmotherscounci…
Phone: Rebecca Rodriguez at
Event Type: gathering, honoring, ceremony
Organized By: Center for Sacred Studies
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2010

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Event Description

"Everyone has an inner knowing, a gift and an ability to do things, especially if we open our hearts to God and work for Mother Earth."
With devotion to the Creator in their hearts, the 13 Grandmothers are once again gathering from the four corners of the world, in prayer for the Earth and harmony for all beings. For this 8th Council Gathering, we are respectfully joining together in honor of Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura and her people, Brazilian by birth and Japanese by ancestry.
The Council Gathering will include sacred dancers and local elders coming to greet the Grandmothers to open the Sacred Fire. As they have done in previous councils, the Grandmothers gather together to offer teachings, prayer, and wisdom from their peoples. Grandmother Clara's great love and compassion is guiding this 8th Council to be a time of healing and inspiration for all of us.
Amami Island, Japan. The Grandmothers will convene for Council at the Amami Island Cultural Park which overlooks the ocean. We will gather in prayer three times a day around the Sacred Fire at the Cultural Park entrance.
Schedule: October 22nd-25th
Friday, October 22, 12:00pm-3:00pm Registration Amami Cultural Park Entrance
Friday, October 22, 4:00pm Opening Council Fire, Welcoming
Monday, October 25, 6:00pm Closing Fire
Contribution & Registration
As an offering to bring our beloved Grandmothers together for their 8th Council Gathering, we ask that each participant contribute $330.

$130 deposit reserves your space at the gathering, and the remaining $200 balance is due by September 15th. This is a very small island and accommodations are limited, we are expecting a large attendance from the Japanese people, so to ensure your participation, please register no later than the July 31st.To register, please log on to

Extend your stay: Miki Yoshioka: at Ace Travel is preparing visitor packages which will allow you the option to visit some sacred sites on Amami Island after the gathering.
Center for Sacred Studies | P.O. Box 745 | Sonora | CA | 95370

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