Registration Open for 2015 -18th Annual Orisa Conference

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Dates: Friday, October 30, 2015-Sunday, November 1, 2015

Location: Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road

Kerkonshon, NY 12446 (90 min from New York City)


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All Inclusive Weekend Includes Accommodations, Meals, Transportation, Presentations, Panel Discussion and Workshops

Activities for the Weekend Include:

Workshops & Presentations | Tribute/Oro to Egun| Orisa Song & Dance Workshop| Sunrise Service| On-Site Spa Services| African Marketplace

Agua de Oxala Ceremony – The Waters of Obatala (Pre-dawn on Sunday Morning)

Complimentary Motor Coach in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan 

Specials & Discounts:

  • Earn $25 credit towards Conference Fees by registering a new conference participant (per person) now thru July 31, 2015  (up to $200).
  • Special City Discounts – email for details


  • Mindfulness Meditation through a Yoruba Lens
  • Contextualizing Feminine Energy in Sacred Anyan Drums
  • Orisa Art Exhibit
  • Odu: The Sacred Oracle, Symbols and Poetry
  • Role of Men and Women in Ceremonies across the Diaspora: Candomble, Lukumi, and Traditional Nigeria
  • Orisa Song and Dance Workshop (Youth & Adult)
  • The Role of Anyan Our Communities- Balancing Energies with Anyan
  • Manifesting harmonious and successful relationships through the Orisas
  •  Cosmo-genesis Principles of Yoruba People and the Relationship to Feminine/Masculine Energy
  • There Is No Ocha Without Plants: An exploration of five important plants of the Lukumi Botanary
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Its an All White Weekend. We humbly request that everyone wear white.

Save the Date- 18th Annual Orisa Conference

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The 18th Annual International Orisa Conference will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015-Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerkonshon, NY. Each session will be 1 hour. Presenters should leave ample time for questions. Researchers wishing to present should include case studies and abstracts involving their studies, if possible. The Theme for this year:

“Water + Iron: Sacred Feminine & Masculine Energy in Yoruba Cosmology”

Description of the Conference: Via interactive workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and performances, we explore cultural and spiritual elements/tools that mirror and instruct us on the nature and function of feminine and masculine energy in Yoruba cosmology, philosophy, ritual, and life.  Through close reflection on aspects of our tradition, such as Odu, Ayan/Anya, Gelede, Ifa, Iyami, Aje and elements of nature, primarily Water and Earth, that are considered to perform feminine functions in the creation of Life and Ritual, we hope to deepen our collective relationship to and understanding of sacred Feminine and Masculine energy. In keeping with a major organizing principle of Yoruba spiritual practice and social mores, Balance, we consider the nature and function of the Feminine in the context of constructive relationship with the Masculine in our tradition.

Registration Details will be posted soon!

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Thank you- World Peace and Healing Initiative

Alafia Orisa Community and Friends,

The World Peace and Healing Initiative:  the wearing of white clothes (or carrying something white) as a symbol of unity and peace for 12 days, along with the community Awan to Babaluaiye and the Anya for Obatala, has concluded.  This effort was awesome. It was inspiring, healing, eye-opening, (at times exhausting), humbling, but above all, Grateful.

We greatly appreciate the monetary and items donations; the hands-on support from volunteers and all the organizers, especially to Danny ObaBi. We thank A.C.A.B.A., Ile Omi Toki, the Yemonja Egbe, Awon Osun, Jagun Jagun, Orisa CDC and numerous Orisa Iles. We are grateful to the Ana Drums of Tony “Ochossi”,  and we appreciate the offer from Baba Warren Smith for his Ana drums.

We give thanks to Baba Willie Ramos for hearing the message and acting upon Orisa’s directive, and calling us into action.

We will continue to pray for world peace and healing. We cannot and should not underestimate the power of our collective prayers.

Let us pray that the rewards Orisa spoke about are manifested in your lives very tangible ways. May our efforts and our prayers resonate with Olofi to bring peace and healing to us as individuals, for our families, and our communities, nations, and the world.

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Ayan to Obatala for World Peace and Healing| Por La Sanación y La Paz del Mundo

Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time:  2 pm – 6 pm

 Location: Adam Clayton Powell Jr Building

163 West 125 Street – Art Gallery

Manhattan, New York 10027

Please wear white in honor of Obatala & World Peace and bring 1 Efun for Obatala.

The New York participation to this nationwide event, World Peace and Healing /Por la Sanacion y La Paz del Mundo is a collaboration with The Diaspora Cultural Center, Omo Obatala Egbe, Inc.,, and the greater Orisa community of New York.

About this Event: We are encouraging olorishas, regardless of the system that they follow, to show their support for world peace by wearing white during World Peace and Healing week, which begins on December 10, 2014, lasting until December 21, 2014.

We are suggesting that every city plan, host and participate in the three proposed activities:

  1. Agban for Babalu Aye
  2. Wemilere (Añá, Ayán, drumming) for Obatalá
  3. Wearing white for ten days (Dec 10 – 21, 2014)

Please join us as we pray for the health and well-being of our communities!

There are many ways you can help with this event. Visit our website to volunteer your time and services and to make a donation toward the expenses. You can also contact us at 718-481-7886 (Voice mail/Fax). 

To make a contribution to this event please click on the button below:


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17th Annual International Orisa Conference

Bridging the Gap: Honoring our Elders, Propelling our Youth

Friday, October 31-November 2, 2014

Hudson Valley Resort and Spa Kerh17th Annual Flyer FRONTonkson, New York 12446

Includes Accommodations, Meals, Transportation, Presentations, Panel Discussion and Workshops

Cost Per Person For Entire Weekend:

$575/Single| $520/Double | $465/Triple | $190.00/Children 4-12

(Children 1-3 –Free)

One Day at the Conference Saturday Only (no overnight stay): $165.00

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