Gathering of Eagles June 2021 Spiritual Event

This event was supposed to be held this June, 2020. It has had to be postponed until next June 2021. Next year's dates will be June 6th-11th, with camp days on the 6th and 11th.


•    Elder Lodging at Shambhala Mountain Center - $5,000

•    Elder Travel - $2,500

•    Donation to SMC Kitchen, portable toilets, equipment and other operating expenses, golf cart rental for Elder transport, portable toilets, and permits and fees - $5,000 

•    Assistance for attendees unable to make donations for their tents and food - $2,500

Total - $15,000

The purpose of the Gathering of Eagles is to create a four-day ceremony that is open to all. We are a not-for-profit community organization with an all-volunteer staff. Although the Gatherings are rooted in Native American Spirituality, all traditions are welcome and respected. No proselytizing is allowed.   

Held at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Northern Colorado in June 2021 (POSTPONED).

38701584_1557438043105718_r.jpegPhoto: Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, in Northern Colorado, USA

We light a sacred fire on the morning of the first day, and put it to rest on the evening of the fourth day. Activities include Honoring the Elders; Listening to Speakers; Talking Stick Circles; Purification Lodges; Cross-Cultural Teachings; Music and Storytelling; Traditional Singing and Dancing; Youth Activities; and Spiritual Healing for Mother Earth.  

38701584_1557439862450244_r.jpegPhoto: The Sacred Arbor and tipi, where the elders speak, from a past Gathering, after the ceremonial fire was put out.

While the Gatherings do not presume to be an answer in and of themselves, each is a prototype and hope for the future, creating a loving and unifying atmosphere as standard. The spiritual compassion, tolerance and equality that have been understood by Native peoples for generations are the foundation of the Gatherings.They have the feeling of a family camp-out and lasting friendships develop among participants who come from all over the world.

No fee is charged, but donations are welcome.

38701584_1557438375937528_r.jpegPhoto: View at the Shambhala Mountain Center

The Gatherings encourage sharing from all who attend, through a prayer, story, song, teaching, etc. Each person is important to the whole and all share around a ceremonial fire. 

Elders have been the guiding influence in previous Gatherings and they have instructed that the Grandmothers should speak. The Grandmothers are asked to come forth and once again share their wisdom and knowledge of the ways, language, and philosophies they have learned for the benefit of all Nations of the Human.

38701584_1557440110310942_r.jpegPhoto: Buddha statue in the meditation area inside the Stupa.

The Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering of Eagles is an opportunity for the people of all Nations to rediscover how to live on Mother Earth and with All Our Relations.

Unity is our goal. Now is the time.  

The full event website with all information is here:

Videos about the event: 

For further information, call the organizers, Mary Ellen and Clay Uptain at +1 605.341.0724; or e-mail us at [email redacted].


Photo: Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain


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