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Kalpulli Chaplin Chaplin, CT. USA

Celebration of the life of Ruth Davega Gunn
Saturday, October 10 2-4 pm

will be held in the Four Seasons room in the main building (the red one with the silo attached)
Juniper Hill Village (her former home) on Silo road, Storrs CT (off Maple rd, near the senior center).

Ruth Davega Gunn passed gradually and peacefully away from this earthly world on October 26th.
Ruth, who also liked in recent years to be called Ruthie, her childhood name, led a very full life, an artist for almost her whole life, and a world traveler. I recently saw a list she made of about 25 airlines she had taken over the years. The portraits and other paintings she did are hanging in countless homes now. Many of the children whose portraits she did are now grandparents themselves. She has left a great legacy in the world, and is missed by many.

We will provide some drinks and finger food. please let us know if you want to bring something. In lieu of flowers, anyone interested could make a donation to Compassion and Choices, a group that mother was in favor of, or your favorite charity, maybe WAIM or the local soup kitchen.
We will share some of her history, show some photos of her life, some of her artwork, and everyone is welcome to share some words or stories. Please do not feel pressured to come though we would be pleased if you are able to make it. For those who can not make the celebration, feel free to send something that we could read there.
We also wish to thank the wonderful staff of Douglas Manor, her home for most of the last year for their caring and gentle care of her, as she gradually moved toward the conclusion of this earthly life. It was such a gentle and gradual move out of her body. Thanks too, to all those who remembered for and prayed for her as well as all those neighbors and caretakers who cared for her so well.

Mike, Dave and Bert

obituary appearing in the Willimantic Chronicle;
Ruth Davega Gunn, 97 passed gradually and peacefully away Saturday, September 26th She was a local artist, a world traveler and a long time resident of Windham and Storrs, most recently residing at Douglas Manor in Windham for the last year. She was loved by many. A celebration of her life will be held oct. 10 in the Four Seasons room at Juniper Hill village, Silo rd, Storrs. She leaves 3 sons, Michael Bolton, David Becker, and Bert Gunn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassion and Choices or the charity of your choice.

For more information, call Bert 455-9203 or Mike at 860 634 0804. email bertgunn33@earthlink.net or mike at; deeanddeeltd@hotmail.com



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;




BERT'S SCHEDULE 2015   just beginning to fill in..... more to come...


January 26 to Feb 6 (approx); Wisdom Gathering, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand  https://www.facebook.com/events/646417485479266/

may to June Blue Star Sundance West Point (Austin area) Texas

June possible Netherlands and Estonia

July 27-Ausust 1 Tonal Mitotianilitzli Sun Dance Mexico

aug 4-9 Moon Dance Maine  possible

August 25-30 Schweibenalp, Brienz, Switzerland

Aug 31-sept. 4?? other places in Switzerland ??

Atole, the spiritual food of mexico

follow this lind 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.

we hope to plan our annual Peace and Dignity Camp in Chaplin, but have not set the date yet.

our annual Tonal Mitotianilitzli Dance ceremony will be held as usual in teotihuacan, Mexico July 27 to aug. 1, 2015. Please let us know if you are thinking of attending and for more info at info@kalpullichaplin.com

Bert Gunn will traveling to Europe again this summer, giving talks on Tlakaelel's teachings and his passing, and possibly other ceremonies.

June: possibly Netherlands, Estonia, and Finland

August/ September: Switzerland and possibly UK


lots of items. make an offer. half goes to support kalpulli chaplin




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





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