Spiritual Leaders from Around the World Unite in Atlanta

Spiritual leaders from diverse, global tribes and traditions will unite for Ancient Wisdom Rising in Atlanta November 9-11 to share their views on the changing and challenging times with local residents and business leaders.

Representing the Muscogee (Creek), Aleut (Alaskan), Cherokee, Bon (Tibetan Buddhist), Dine (Navajo), West African (Dagara), and Pakistan Sufi cultures, these Elders are considered to be individuals held in the highest esteem among their respective communities due to the wisdom they have been given and their responsibility to impart it in an effort to empower others.

Aptly named ‘Ancient Wisdom Rising,’ this event presents Atlantans with a an opportunity to hear traditional, sacred stories that have been handed down for thousands of years and to listen to tribal leaders explain their relevance to contemporary tribulations.

“These are changing times,” says Sobonfu Somé, an elder of the West African Dagara People. “Change is an inevitable part of life, but it can be challenging to the human mind and body. These ancient traditions offer ways to rise to the challenge and restore balance for ourselves, each other and the earth that sustains us.”

Retreat activities primarily focus on the message of the elders as they share their views with attendees; also included are music, dance, light yoga, and meditation. Though not organized in a traditional business conference fashion, it is in line with the elders’ belief that unity is an imperative for a positive transformation and must include harmonizing with Mother Earth, a term of endearment toward the planet shared by most indigenous traditions.


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