The Singing Stone
The Singing Stone is a Religious Organization dedicated to preserving Native American Spiritual Ceremonies and Culture. We do this through the practice of Indigenous Rites in a Traditional manner. By providing services to the public as a Sacred Community, we aim to help all those who may be interested in experiencing and learning about the Spiritual Lineages and philosophies of The Americas. Everyone will benefit from our project, our county, area businesses, Reality and our struggling Property owners association.
We Cry out for help, so that we may be able to have the facilities and Infrastructure needed to function as a Community of the Native American church. Donating to The Singing Stone will help us function as a Ceremonial Institute and a Spiritual Sanctuary for anyone seriously interested in being immersed in Aboriginal American culture.
Our grounds will allow Spiritual Leaders and Elders from all over, to conduct a variety Traditional Ceremonies and Pre-Hispanic Rites throughout the year. With the appropriate Funding we will not only be able to Function as a Church and Community, but also create an Indigenous Burial Grounds.
Help us now in our efforts to restore the Dignity of this Sacred Continent by securing a firm Foundation For the Generations to come. Help us serve the public in a way that can not only remind us of our Ancient American past, but also let us all take part in it. Donate to The Singing Stone, The sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan of Colorado (Fuego Sagrado de Itzachilatlan Colorado Corp.) and The Native American Church.
These Funds will serve to facilitate Vision Quest (hanbleceya), Traditional Song Practice, Sun Dance, Pow Wow (and many other dances) as well as Tipi Meetings, Yuwipi, Lowanpi and Sacred Pipe Ceremonies (Canupa).
Our goal is also to serve as a Church, but also will be available for everyone in our area who will use it respectfully. We are involved with Veterans, Rehabilitation, Young Adults as well as a Teen Center, we care for the Elderly, and also deal with Interfaith Education.
Help us now and know that these precious American Traditions will stand strong and be supported in a time where Industrialization and domestication threaten them to Extinction. Donate to preserve the Integrity of Indigenous spiritual Traditions of this Continent for the Generations to come!
- Legal existence.
- Officially recognized creed and form of worship.
- Distinct ecclesiastical government.
- Code of doctrine and discipline.
- Distinct religious history.
- Organization of ordained ministers.
- Ordained ministers serving after completing a required course of study.
- Distinct Literature of its own.
- Membership not associated with any other church or denomination.
- Established places of worship.
- Regular congregations.
- Regular religious services.
- Schools for ministerial preparation.
- Schools and training for the youth.
Aho, Mitakuye Oyasin!
We are a Colorado Religious Nonprofit, so you can make your tax deductible donations now!
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For many years we have planned an Indigenous American Ceremonial Grounds and a Community Space that serves to preserve our native heritage. Finally we have reached the point when we have finished the exterior of the community building that we can all use to celebrate the divine. This temple will serve as a home, an office, as well as ceremonial space. At this point we have basically finished the exterior of the building. We have the water well in place as well as the plumbing. This is a steel building that measures 80 x 82 feet and it stands 20 feet tall.
With continued donations of materials, money and labor, we will forge ahead creating an interior that will spiritually nourish and bless many generations to come. This will house a 50 foot diameter space that will serve many groups in our area.
EVERYONE WILL BENEFIT FROM OUR PROJECT, OUR COUNTY, AREA BUSINESSES, REALITY AND OUR STRUGGLING PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION.
All members will benefit from this land and be able to enjoy the facilities!
We would like to ask for your donations. Please help us as it will benefit everyone including the generations to come! By donating, you can become an official member and receive a Native American Church membership card. We will have many gifts and privileges for our supporters so be sure to let us know what you have contributed.
The result will be a 50 foot diameter ceremonial space! Besides providing Community and a space for Indigenous American Ceremonial Events, this building could serve as a Preschool, School, Teen center, Dance School and Yoga studio.
We might be able to host Holistic Fairs, Celebrations, Seminars and classes. In addition to all of this, we may be able to provide affordable space for other groups, individuals and teachers.
We will be needing donations for the following:
♥ Solar electrical inverter.
♥ Solar panels.
♥ Solar batteries.
♥ Water pump.
♥ Hot water heaters
♥ Plumbing supplies.
♥ Spray Foam insulation
♥ Commercial kitchen equipment.
♥ Lumber, Sheetrock, Screws and building supplies.
The Singing Stone Community will be open to the public. We will be able to provide education in native spirituality and help the public through outreach. As soon as our infrastructure is in place, we can serve the people by having a regular schedule of Indigenous American Ceremonies and activities.
♦ Daily Prayer Circles
♦ Weekly Sweat Lodges and Song Ceremony
♦ Monthly All night prayer meetings
♦ Bi-annual Gourd Dances, Powwows, Yuwipi, and Vision Quests.
♦ Annual Sun Dance, Dream Dance and Star Dance (At other locations).
Octobers’ end Building Project Work Party
Now is the time for us to fully enclose the steel building. We will be focusing on the roof this weekend. Any help would be greatly appreciated, so come and join us!
As we enter into Autumn new possibilities are unfolding at The Singing Stone through the necessary steps of fundraising, accomplishing our non profit status, and physically creating our much needed building. Our ongoing venture which we invite you to attend will be our Work Party to get our roof completely on, we are hoping to complete by Sunday, October 30th.
This is an ongoing project but if we can beat the winter snow of late October, then we will be able to move ahead with insulating our structure and then working inside to create a livable space. If you are able to help out in any way then show up at our The Singing Stone Ceremonial Grounds
at 10 a.m. any of these days.
Lunches will be provided.
Please bring your screw gun, drill, and work gloves. If anyone can assist with food and/or monetary donations and help with preparing lunches, please let us know. We appreciate any and all help!
We would like to thank Justin Millard, Jeremy Sharpe, Chris Allen, Bennie Ummer, RamJi, Aliya, Brian Porter, Chris Long, Benjamin Antonowicz, and all those who prepared food, Andrea Long, Joan Scheide, Lisa Bodey, Carrie Allen, Bruce Waltemyer, and Danita Martinez.
October Building Project Work Party
The Singing Stone again would like to thank everyone for their recent efforts of monetary offerings, exceptional food preparations, as well as physical labor that was donated during our last Work Party as well as during Ceremonies. Everyone pulled together beautifully getting up those walls on our building over the summer and also during Vision Quest in September. A big WOPILA or THANK YOU to everyone!
As we enter into Autumn new possibilities are unfolding at The Singing Stone through the necessary steps of fundraising, accomplishing our non profit status, and physically creating our much needed building. Our next venture which we invite you to attend will be our Work Party that will go from Monday, October 13th until we get our roof completely on (if there are enough helpers then we are hoping to complete by Sunday, October 19th).
This is an ongoing project but if we can beat the winter snow of late October, then we will be able to move ahead with insulating our structure and then working inside to create a livable space. If you are able to help out in any way then show up at our The Singing Stone Ceremonial Grounds at 10 a.m. any of these days. Monday October 13th we will go until around 5 or 6 p.m. and we will see about the other days. Lunches will be provided. Please bring your screw gun, drill, and work gloves. If anyone can assist with food and/or monetary donations and help with preparing lunches, please let us know. We appreciate any and all help!
Along with our Work Party, we will be holding Vision Quest for Chris Long. There will be daily sweat lodges around 5 p.m. from the dates of Thursday, October 16th until Sunday, October 19th. As our Spring and Autumn Hanbleceyas were a group effort of pulling together through fire tending, meals, childcare, etc… this will be much the same. The fire will keep burning throughout this time and we will all need to support him as much as possible while working together to get The Singing Stone Building up. It will be a time to connect once again supporting each other towards our collective dream of spiritual community.
Please remember to bring a tobacco offering for these sweat lodges. This is in keeping with our tradition and may be just a small amount for each lodge. One may be offered to our water pourer and one may also be offered to our fire tender. Women on your moon time (menses) we ask that you do not attend but you are welcome to join us for meals and support from a distance. Men typically wear swim trunks and women where a dress or skirt and top that covers your knees and shoulders. It is helpful to bring a towel, remove jewelry, and to show up early to make prayer ties or to help with preparations. Fires will be lit 2 hours prior to entering so feel free to show up around 3 p.m. any of these days. We ask that you bring a potuck dish or drink to share for after the lodges. Wood and any other donations are always welcomed. Please call or email with any questions. We hope to see you soon! Mitakuye Oyasin.
We are in need of someone with experience in creating an LLC and Non Profit organization to give us some pointers. If you or anyone you know is interested in donating some of your knowledge, we greatly appreciate it!
July 21 Work Party
We would like to thank Karen Kenny for her generous donations in providing all the food for our work party, Thank you Karen!
We would also like to thank the all the wonderful helpers who came for our July 21 work party.
Alan Robbins from Crestone
Andre Seifert from Mexico
Barry Bailey from Crestone
Charlton Wilson from Loveland, CO
Justin Millard from Lodi, WI
Jeremy Sharpee from Lodi, WI
Lisa Bodey from Crestone
Nick Meisman from Crestone
David Vermont from Santa Cruz, CA
James MacDonald from Chile
Ramji from Crestone
Jill from Oklahoma
Thank you for helping to make a dream come true.
July 16th Building Project
With the whole frame fully assembled, it’s time to put the siding into place.
The work parties have been wonderful there has been plenty of food. Thanks to generous donations every one has gotten enough to eat. Each afternoon the rain seems to bring us to a natural close and each evening we reconvene again for dinner.
Today the roof’s frame was fully assembled. We have started on the southern wall and should go up fairly quick. After the sides have been completed, then the roof panels will be installed. We are preparing for the doors and windows to be framed in, as well as the insolation.
we have organized a work party for the completion of our community building. Monday July 21. 9:00 AM
For information call us at 256-5307.
Food will be catered.
July 7th building project
Our barn raising is going very well. As you can see from the pictures below, there has been a lot of progress on our building! We are at a point where we are going to need more workers to put up the siding and the rest of the exterior of the building. Bring your drills, gloves, sunblock, glasses, and hats. The food so far has been exceptional. Thank you for those of you who have donated food, money, time, and energy we want to send a big thank you. We could use more help with food preparations and any donations. Jim Haulman has pulled through with his expertise and is fulfilling his promises with great skill!
Nuestro proyecto de construcción va muy bien. Como se puede ver en las fotos de abajo, ha habido un gran progreso en nuestro edificio! Nos encontramos en un punto en el que vamos a necesitar más trabajadores que soportar el revestimiento y el resto del exterior del edificio. Traiga sus taladros, guantes, bloqueador solar, gafas y sombreros. La comida ha sido hasta ahora excepcional. Gracias por aquellos de ustedes que han donado alimentos, dinero, tiempo y energía que queremos enviar un gran agradecimiento para usted. Podríamos usar más ayuda con los preparados alimenticios y de cualquier donación. Jim Haulman ha sacado adelante con su experiencia y está cumpliendo sus promesas con gran destreza!
here you can see the assembly of the roof frame.
a high lift forklift was used.
the food donations have been awesome.
March 2014 building project.
The month of March has seen some nice improvements. The picture on the right shows the future Sundance grounds cleared and ready for work. Grass seed needs to be put down along with the proper soil amendments. An irrigation system will be Installed so the we can have some grass! On the building you can see that the main roof beams have been put into place.
February 2014 building project has been a struggle so far. Our contractor has been dragging his feet and avoiding work as much as possible. He is in trouble with several other people for unfinished work. Being spiritually centered, The Singing Stone is prepared to wait and avoid negative confrontations. Some work has been done on the building and we are steadily amassing more materials. We have more doors, beds and furnishings. We have a good source for lumber to frame up the interior walls. We are planning to put the individual walls together now and assemble them into rooms later.
Our attention is on our Sun Dance grounds. The whole area needs to be cleared and leveled. This is a good time to plant grass seed as well as mapping out the arbour and tipi sites. The wood for the arbour will be collected from the National Forest. This can only be done after the mud dries up, which is in a month or two. we have plenty of help, but we can always use more. If we have to, we will have to put up this building ourselves. With enough participation and willingness of spirit, we can accomplish anything. If any of you are willing to help, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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