Tipi Guidelines
“May the Simple and Sacred lead us to a more peace-filled planet.” ~ MorningStar
Tipi Guidelines

The Tipis on the Holyland of MorningStar Community are spaces much like a traditional
church where one can feel welcome, at home, and yet a sense of holiness, deep respect
and the sacred. They are used for sacred ceremony and communal decision making,
pow wow, as well as for private and group retreats. You are welcome here. Feel the
blessing of those who came before you. Leave a blessing for those yet to come.

  ♦ Offer a brief blessing or prayer or bow (Namaste) when entering and leaving. A
threshold has been created to help one approach with awareness and create a
solid place of entry.
♦ Step over the door, not on the door. Teach the young.
♦ In or out, not in and out. Teach the young.
♦ It is fine to eat in the tipi. Be conscious that crumbs, spills, debris attract animals,
large and small.
♦ Avoid eating food during ceremony, except for sacred sharing or for health
♦ Do not put trash or compost in the sacred fire. We have a compost location
behind Casita.
♦ Each one is responsible for their own trash and clean up. Bring a bag.
♦ During group retreats, feel free to walk unhappy babies outside.
♦ Playing or talking near the tipi makes noise that travels inside and disturbs the
sacred circle ceremonies and discussions. Teach the young by example and
♦ Teach the young the sacredness of the conversational circle so that they feel
welcome, prepared and respectful.



Sister MorningStar
22 Blue Jay Road
Kaiser, MO 65047-2106
(573) 348-6288

MorningStar Community is an intentional, ecumenical community founded by a Cherokee Hermitess and Catholic mystic. Our mission is to preserve and protect the simple and sacred through instinctual living, educational experiences, spiritual direction, personal disciplines, and collective and individual spiritual retreats. Our vision is thus: we honor the wildish nature by finding sacred and encouraging in our selves and our kinsters the ways of instinctive knowing, of inner growth and spritual expansion and the passing on of wisdom through ritual and storytelling. We strive for world peace and global solidarity. While on the Holyland we uphold these principles: peaceful ways, not harming or forcing life, vegetarian lifestyle, gratitude/gratefulness, cherishing life, valuing relationships, simplistic living, loving as our divine spirit loves.

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