Bi-Monthly Community Newsletter Phamenat 6254/December 2014 Edition
Return to the Earth
Urban Farming as a tool for spiritual healing
There's a need to connect back to the earth. In the city of Chicago there's a consistency and high frequency of food deserts, junk food jungles and very few health food places. We have the divine right to natural and healthy foods. Many have asserted their right through gardening and urban farming but using these means can be seen as criminal if done without the city's permission. According to oral and written traditions, the children of the creator (often referred to as human) have dominon over the Earth. Humans have the responsibility to heal themselves, the community, Earth & this does not require anyone elses permission.
The Temple of the Seven Principles partnered with Urban Farm South Greenhouse in Chicago. We launched our first project in May of 2014 as a Self-Nurturing Sustainability Project.
Our Self-Nurturing project is an initiative to establish a self-supported, sustainable system of producing and sustaining healthy foods. We've partnered with Urban Farm South Greenhouse to be able to learn about the fundamentals of each stage of urban farming and home gardening. We offer weekly community urban farming safety orientations, hands-on training year around, and workshops on weeding, seeding, composting, harvesting, preservation, etc.
Return to the Earth Classess
Everything is spirit/energy & therefore makes everything interdependent and interconnected. The human body consists of 4 sets: emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. In January 2015 we will be offering Urban Farming classes. The purpose of theses classes is to contribute to the body as whole through preparing for spring seeding and transformation. This is a 12-week class. Materials, supplies and seeds are included. We ask for a donation of $65. If interested send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all energy!
So, now what?
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We offer a sacred space to understand and practice ancient spiritual understanding every Sunday with Self-Awareness study and every 1st & 3rd Monday Meditation.
Phamenat/December 13th & 20th, 6254 (2014) at 2622 E. 83rd (83rd & Saginaw) Every Saturday, 10a-2p
Phamenat/Dec. 15, 6254 (2014)
CSU 95th & King Dr.
Doors open 6pm; Starts at 6:30p
Intro to KMT Life/Culture
Phamenati/Dec. 15, 6254 (2014) at CSU 95th & King Dr. 4p- 6p
Temple Orientation &
CSU 95th & King Dr.
Student Union Building
Dec. 17, 6pm
About Temple of the
Hekalu Ya UKUUNKI (Kiswahili for Temple of the Seven Priniples) is a self-supported, Universal Spiritual Temple established to acknowledge the Creator for the restoration of the Original, Indigenous peoples. We offer a sacred space to advance ancient spiritual understanding/practice to become spiritually whole and trascend ones full potential on Earth.
Established in Tybi (November) 6252 (2012), we gather weekly for self awareness sessions from 3pm - 5pm. Every 1st Sunday we gather with other spiritual temples of the Chicago community.
So, its said that we have four bodies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritiual. Our physical depends on nature to survive. Our physical body has basic needs (air, water, food, etc) but for this page we will focus on food. Most of the food sold, bought and consumed is not food, not part of nature and not assisting in our survival. Our physical body knows what it needs and it alerts us to it. Do we know how to listen?
Hekalu Ya UKUUNKISelf-Sustainability Project is an initiative to establish a self-supported, sustainable system of producing and sustaining healthy foods, guided by Seven Cardinal Virtues/Nguzo Saba.
Seven Cardinal Virtues: truth, justice, propriety, harmony, balance, reciprocity, order of Maat Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles): Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), Imani (Faith)
We've partnered with Urban Farm South Greenhouse to be able to:
Learn about the fundamentals of each stage of urban farming and home gardening
Train hands-on by volunteering with Greenhouse
Schedule community workshop/events about Urban farming
Exchange produce during harvest
Through our partnership we offer: Weekly community urban farming safety orientations Hands-on training year around (after completing orientation) Workshops on weeding, seeding, composting, harvesting, preservation, etc
Weekly Schedule Standard Hours Special Hours (Call before) Mon – Sun 10am – until dusk Mon - Sun 7am - 10am
Events at Greenhouse TBA
Weekly Safety Orientation & Hands-on Training every Saturday at 10am * Daily Hands-On Training (look at schedule for times) and tours