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Chanupa ceremony

  • Shady Lawn House 204 Grandview Avenue Catskill, NY, 12414 United States (map)

The Sacred Pipe or Chanupa Ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting the physical and the spiritual worlds, as the pipe is a link between the earth and the sky. The Chanupa is prayer in physical form, because it opens the door to Creator. By praying with the peace pipe, we communicate with the spirits and make our needs known and ask for the things we need in our lives.

When tobacco is used to make smoke, it is one of the most sacred of plants for Native people. ... We do not inhale the sacred smoke that comes from the pipe. Traditional tobacco is a medicine, which can be used in a prescribed way to promote physical, spiritual, emotional, and community well-being. It is considered to be a sacred and powerful plant when used with respect and sacred reciprocity. 


A Chanupa Ceremony is a time to come together as a people and pray in unison for the whole, for loved ones and for ourselves. Raising the collective vibration. 


I am honored to be a carrier of this medicine and grateful for the opportunity to share it with the people.

This is a donation based ceremony. Traditionally all women wear skirts, so if you want to honor this, wear a skirt or wrapped shawl.

Earlier Event: March 30
Entering the Medicine wheel
Later Event: April 13
Shamanic Drum Making Workshop