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Kalpulli Chaplin Chaplin, CT. USA





Healing prayer ceremony
Time: October 15, 2023  2PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 8 pm Dutch time and we will try to share the ceremony every other Sunday following at the same time. check in to be sure of date and time. bert gunn on facebook or email to bert@kalpullichaplin.com to get on the email list.

to join the Zoom Ceremony click here:

or log in using Meeting ID: 970 432 4214 Password: tiahui

Buffalo Faces theWind, Whippoorwill's book is here!!

Whippoorwill (Margaret Cloud Caruolo) is a Elder of Narragansett heritage, who has been writing poetry for over 50 years. The poems show her many sides. The Spirits have also given her the name of “Buffalo Rider”, a warrior's name. She also carries the names “Morning Eagle” and “Jaguar of the Night.” She has been involved with Native traditional gatherings in the US and Canada and is the Clan Mother of the Algonquin Medicine Society, Kalpulli Chaplin and the Dighton Intertribal Council, which are positions of honor. She is a member of the Temple Habonim in Barrington, RI, and is a member of the Jaguar Association of New England.

This captivating book by Whippoorwill contains over 50 poems and writings, covering a variety of subjects – mostly about Indians but also covering a myriad of topics, ranging from her mystical experiences, travels with well known Native Elders, her path to Judaism, her involvement with Jaguar Automobiles, dancing at Pow Wows and many other themes. Her deep insightful wisdom shows through in all her writing. Included are many photographs illustrating the poems and writings.

for a 25. donation to Kalpulli Chaplin, we will send you a copy postpaid. (usa shipping only). We have a few copies signed by her for $30. also.



a special message from Bert in this special time:

health message on covcid 19 tips from our Dr.John Furlong

thoughts on fear and death

a guided meditation from Yvonne - connecting your heart wtih the heart of Mother Earth

today's healing meditation from Yvonne

a video message from Yvonne and Bert



Berts schedule 2020

return to Holland when things open up some.
June 2-7 Blue Star Sundance, Thunder Ranch, Texas cancelled
July 20-26 Sundance, Teotihuacan, Mexico may be cancelled
August 20-23 Dance to Heal the Earth Enschede, Netherlands
September 25-28 2020 River Sidon Elders Gathering
October 9th-12th 8th Fire Gathering Gardner, MA – (Spring gathering has been Cancelled)


Bert’s cell phone; 860 428-2096 home; 455-9203 bertgunn33@earthlink.net


2019 schedule:

1 march arrive in Holland
3 March yinyoga plus with Yvonne deBooij I will be assisting Yvonne
15 march pipe ceremony Bussum, Holland
16 ,march special pipe ceremony and talking circle for DTHTE community Bussum, Holland
17 March return home
16-19 may 8th fire gathering
28 May to 1 June Blue Star Sundance 24-27 purification days 28 tree day

23-28 July Tonal Mitotianilitzli Sun Dance Mexico Teotihuacan

5-11 August Dance to Heal the Earth Langoed Algoed, Enschede, Netherlands


2018 schedule:
9 February 7:30 pm Sacred Pipe Ceremony at Yvonne and Annetty’s in Wouwse Plantage, Netherlands. No fee, donations accepted.

23 feb. Sacred Pipe ceremony centrum pacha mama, Lekkum Holland with music by Yvonne de Booij
march 7-8 grandmothers and grandfathers gathering farm in new hampshire (Grandmothers Circle the Earth group)
march 12 2 pm Monday Pipe Ceremony in nyc robert moses playground also on 14th
1may yvonne comes to usa
may 17-20 8th fire gathering, Gardner, MA
may 29 (tree day) to June 2 Sundance thunder ranch dance
June 20-25 Unity Dance Colchester, CT
July 12 through the 14th Vision Quest Avon Maine Kalpulli
July 26-29 Sundance Teotihuacan, Mexico

August 16-18 “Roots of the Earth” Kiva Gathering 't Landje in Borculo (gem. Berkelland) https://kiva-netherlands1.weebly.com/information.html

August 23-26 Dance to Heal the Earth, Landgoed Algoed Enschede, Netherlands http://www.dancetohealtheearth.org/sample-page/europe/europe/

August 30- sept 2 Unipeace Schweibenalp 2018 arrive 28 or 29 August https://www.schweibenalp.ch/en/unipeace/
other activities in Switzerland and Netherlands to be announced

Tue, 18SEP return home

oct. 31 to 4 November Dance to Heal the Earth Capetown, South Africa, http://www.dancetohealtheearth.org/africa/south-africa/

also activities in Estonia,october or november, to be announced



to see Bert's previous schedules click here.



tribute to Grandmother Sara Smith

crossed over march 24, 2015

Dear Friends,
        I just got a call from Karen to say that Grandmother Sara finished her transition to the other side a few hours ago, about 1;30 in the morning I think. Karen said that she has been traveling the spirit world a lot the last couple of years. It is sad news for us, but of course freeing for her. Sara has been in a nursing home for some time now. We have known dear Grandmother for many years now, and have been very blessed by her loving energy and beautiful teachings. right now, I am looking at a photo that just happened to be on the floor near my of  Sara with Tlakaelel, Steve, and Mary Thunder in Thunder's garden taken some years ago. Sara will get to hang out with Tlakaelel now. They always had a very close connection as fellow Elders. We were together the first time on the infamous Wolfsong tour of Europe in about 1997, and saw her many times  since then, in Texas, Switzerland, France, Italy, and many other places. We were able to visit her at her home and center up at Six Nations one time, and she even came to our Peace and Dignity camp here a few years ago. Sara had such a powerful spirit and beautiful messages for us all. She ;love all children and I can picture many sitting on her lap. I can also see in my mind, Sara smudging down the beautiful room at Schweibenalp in Switzerland with powerful strokes of her feathers. I remember too, a funny tour we took with Tlakaelel and her to a crazy theme park in Switzerland created by Erick Von Daniken. we all laughed a lot. She and I talked many times on the phone and I was always warmed by her soft voice and great love for all. She has touched so many people, and her presence will always be with us. The last few years has been hard for her, and she has not been able to travel for some time. Now she can. I am putting one of her talks (she allowed me to record her talk, and her family gave me permission to post it) on our Kalpullichaplin.com website, as well as just a few pictures. Please keep her family in your prayers, her husband Roger, son Rocky, daughter Karen, grand daughter Holly, and the others, as well as all who knew and loved her. All who met Grandmother will remember her beautiful voice bathing us in her love, the love of Creator, passing thru her. I know she will be loving us from the other side.

Here is an MP3 recording (with hers and family's permission) of an introductory talk she gave at Schweibenalp, Switzerland during the Universal Peace Celebration in 2007.







We have begun the monumental task of transferring 22 years of video documentary of Tlakaelel's talks, ceremonies, travels, etc. if you would like to help review videos for content, etc, please let us know.

here is a nice clip I found.

short 17 minute video of Tlakaelel on his near death experiences

you may also watch it on youtube;





Atole, the spiritual food of mexico

follow this link to recipies i have found



hello friends, at his request, for some time now, I have been giving a talk on Tlakaelel's passing. Many people have been touched by the story with pictures of his voyage from this world of the flesh to the great unknown (unknown to us at least). many have asked me to do a film or book on his last day, so I have finally started. This may turn out to be a video as well as a book, and more on this website. I just have to keep plugging awayat it. Here is the introduction, which gives a bit on why I am doing this.Thank you for your interest.

tlakaelel with necklace

A perfect day to Die
The Grandfather's last day

For years, I knew this day would come, but I did not expect it this time. This is a story that goes back a very long time - at least 712 years, but I will tell just the recent part. I am going to tell you about the death -passing to the other side, passing over, transitioning, transforming, returning to the Creator, reintegrating with the All, etc.- of a quite remarkable man known as Tlakaelel. There is so much to tell, that it could take many books, but I will mostly focus on his last days and the lessons this time brought me, and perhaps can bring you as well.
Why would I write so much about a death? What relevance does this have for you, or for our society? Is it not just a personal story? "Why did Tlakaelel insist on my recording his words the last day, and insist that I take many pictures? He wanted to make an example of a different way to die, and a different way to see death, not as something that should not happen, but as a natural passing, a natural leaving this world for the next one.

more information is on the pdf click here

Audio recording of Berts 2013 talk on Tlakaelel's last day at the ZU center in Lewes England.


upcoming activities at Kalpulli Chaplin

We share monthly Temazkal sweat ceremonies. to be put on our email list, please contact us at info@kalpullichaplin.com.




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7:57 PM, JULY 26, 2012

We are sad for ourselves, losing such a dear friend and teacher and inspiration, but happy for him, finally free of the struggles of the body

For more information, see bert's 3 emails. pictures coming soon

first email sent from Teotihuacan

second email sent from texcoco

third email sent from home




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Tlakaelel's bio sheet 

Tlakaelel on 2012: We are living enormous changes. We are suffering grand catastrophes, we are seeing the painful birth of a new epoch. For the year 2012, we see a special position of planets in our solar system. They say that in at this time, the Mayan calendar will end. The world will not end. This era will end. There will be a change. This will present a possibility for us to understand that all the beings on this planet are our brothers because the same father created us - the great spirit. The butterflies, the plants and all that exists, all the elements. We are all one thing. We all are Cosmos. We are the universe. All who are born here, all the human beings, we are terrestrials. We are born on this planet. This planet is our homeland. It is our home. What happens in any part of our planet at any time strongly affects us all. Precisely now, the changes are coming, and we know that the butterflies keep flying. It does not matter if the climate is changing. It is not important. Whatever happens, happens. It is an example for the human beings that we can come together. We can act as the animals do by their instincts according to the destiny that great spirit has given us all. I give thanks for this opportunity to communicate this message of universality. We are all universal beings. We are connected. We are butterflies, all human beings.
Thank you very much.
Ome Teotl


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NAHUI MITL, Tlakaelel's book available also Audio and MP3 CD's from our shop

cover of Nahui Mitl book
A talk by Tlakaelel on Love





Contact us: info@kalpullichaplin.com
18 Bedlam Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

PHONE: (860) 455-9203