Taino Woods Update – March 2024

Dear Taino Woods Sanctuary Community,

With the gentle breeze of Spring upon us, we extend our warmest greetings to you all. It is with great joy and anticipation that we gather once again to share the latest news and updates from our beloved sanctuary.

Spring Equinox: A Time of Birth and Renewal
In the Caney ceremony of Equinox, we celebrate the delicate balance between beginnings and endings. As Spring Equinox approaches, we enter a sacred time of renewal, marking the birth of the yearly cycle. This celestial event holds deep significance as the Cosmic Matriarch Ata Bey graciously bestows upon us the gift of her son, Yoka Hu, embodied in the form of the Spring Sun and the gentle rains that nourish the Earth. As we witness this harmonious balance between light and darkness, we are reminded of Ata Bey’s boundless generosity and the eternal cycle of birth, growth, and renewal, (Behike Miguel Sague, https://caneycircle.wordpress.com/equinox/).

Spring Equinox: A Lodge Prayer:
Join us for a sacred Spring Equinox Lodge Prayer ceremony led by Miguel Sague on April 13th and 14th, 2024. This special event will include the construction and purification sweat lodge, spanning overnight for a deeply immersive experience.

Please note that the ceremony’s timing is subject to the readiness of the Land. We’ll be in touch to confirm this weekend for the lodge build once we’ve assessed the Land’s readiness. In the event the Land isn’t ready, we will hold the purification lodge in our upper lodge.

We extend a heartfelt shout-out to our entire community for your continued support and participation in our ceremonies. Your presence enriches our gatherings and strengthens our bonds.

To participate, the contribution is $75 per person for the day pass, $125 for the overnight stay, or $175 for a family of four.

We’re calling for volunteers to join us the weekend before (April 6th and 7th, 2024) to help cut the saplings needed for the lodge construction. Your assistance in preparing for this sacred ceremony is deeply appreciated.

Stay tuned for further updates and details via our website: Taino Woods Sanctuary as we prepare to honor the Spring Equinox in communion with Nature and Community.

Join Our Team: Seeking Passionate Souls to Embark on a Journey of Healing and Growth
If you are passionate about fostering healing, preserving indigenous traditions, and nurturing spiritual growth, join our team at Taino Woods Sanctuary!

We are seeking dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of unity, reverence for Nature (Atabey), and cultural preservation. Whether you’re skilled in event coordination, community outreach, or land stewardship, there’s a place for you in our vibrant community.

Reach out to us today and let’s embark on this journey together: tainowoodsny@gmail.com

Membership Enrollment
Consider joining our community as a member and embarking on a journey of healing, cultural preservation, and spiritual growth.

Membership offers you exclusive access to our array of events, ceremonies, workshops, and retreats, alongside special discounts on accommodations and merchandise. Your membership directly supports our mission of fostering unity, reverence for nature, and the preservation of indigenous traditions; Taino Woods Sanctuary.

In the Meantime:
In our bustling hive of activity behind the scenes, we’re diligently preparing for our grand reopening on April 1st. With each passing day, we’re weaving together the threads of our vision—a year brimming with opportunities for healing, learning, gathering, and prayer. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Spring Equinox, a time of renewal and rebirth, we’re excited to journey alongside you on this path of growth and transformation. Stay tuned for what promises to be a season filled with connection, discovery, and shared experiences.

In unity and reverence,
Taino Woods Sanctuary