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Berts schedule 2017



23-27 August Unipeace Schweibenalp, Switzerland http://www.schweibenalp.ch/en/unipeace/

30 aug to 4 sept. other activities possible in Switzerland, Temazkal lodge, etc.

16-17 September Healing weekend with Yvonne de Booij at Centrum Pacha Mama in Lekkum

private sessions and other activities inNetherlands possible;

contact Yvonne de Booij +31 0625 066 049 info@dolphinsunrise.net

19-23 September various activities at Lilleoru. http://www.lilleoru.ee/en/kalender/2017-09

For more information contact us at info@Kalpulli Chaplin, facebook Bert Gunn,
or call 860-455-9203., bert gunn on Facebook
Kalpulli Chaplin, 18 Bedlam Rd. Chaplin, CT. 06235


march March 20-apr. 4 mar. DTHTE south africa, Dance March 21-26 3/31-4/2 moon and mens lodge/workshop http://www.dancetohealtheearth.org/africa/south-africa/
19 march healing circle with Yvonne at Jacob van Campenlaan 387 in Hilversum

22-26 Dance to heal the Earth, Constantia, Capetown, South Africa
27-29 private consultation/ healing sessions
29 march Wednesday 7-9 pm Sacred Pipe Ceremony , Capetown, South Africa by donation
contact Gerri Stevenson Stevenson gstevenson@iafrica.com 0824968713
30 march private sessions, prepare for teachings
31-2 April Mens workshop at Sacred Ibis, Hout Bay,


4 April healing circle in Grou contact; Yvonne de Booij +31 0566785037home, +31 0625 066 049
7 April 19.00. To 21.30 sacred pipe ceremony at Simone and Jack’s Location: Lycklamaweg 48 in brugge, Wolvega
info: Tel.: 0625191683
8 April Sacred Pipe Ceremony in Wouwsa Plantage arrive 7 pm, ceremony at 7:30. Contact: Annetty: annetty@planet.nl Phonenumber: 0165-326162 or 0613731040

9 April Temazkal at; De Kleine Boerderij Achterdijk 100, Sint Hubert jessika_rietveld@hotmail.com 0625036782
10 April sacred pipe ceremony in Grou contact; Yvonne de Booij +31 0566785037home, +31 0625 066 049


may 18-21 eighth fire gathering in Gardner, MASS.
may 28 to -June 5 Blue star Sundance, West Point, Texas at Thunder Ranch
June 9-11 Dance to heal the Earth, Sacred Grove Retreat, gold hill NC http://otterdance.com/event/dance-to-heal-the-earth/ Or https://www.facebook.com/events/378567852543067/ or; http://www.sacredgroveretreat.com/event/dance-to-heal-the-earth-with-robin-youngblood/?instance_id=935868
June 21-24 unity dance colchester ct https://www.unitydanceceremony.com/


July 3 6:10 pm fly to amsterdam
July 8-9 2 day healing weekend with yoga, meditation, ceremony, constellation work, and group sharing with Bert, Yvonne and Mathijs and Celine at Pacha mama centrum in Lekkum
14-23 July, Beuerhof center in Uxheim, Germany ; vision quest and Dance to Heal the Earth
17-18July Vision Quest, guided by Grandmother Robin Youngblood and Grandfather Bert Gunn
July 20-23 Dance to Heal the Earth in Uxheim, Germany  details:   http://www.dancetohealtheearth.org/sample-page/europe/
Bert leaves sat. nite to amsterdam, flies home Sunday

23 closing morning Sunday


24 fly to mexico

July 24-28 Tonal Mitotianilitzli Sun Dance Ceremony Teotihuacan, Mexico
August 2-6 Moon Dance, Maine


August 23-27 Unipeace Schweibenalp, Switzerland http://www.schweibenalp.ch/en/unipeace/

16-17 September Healing weekend with Yvonne de Booij at Centrum Pacha Mama in Lekkum

19-23 September varoius activities at Lilleoru. http://www.lilleoru.ee/en/kalender/2017-09

For more information contact us at info@Kalpulli Chaplin, facebook Bert Gunn,
or call 860-455-9203., bert gunn on Facebook
Kalpulli Chaplin, 18 Bedlam Rd. Chaplin, CT. 06235


2016 schedule:
1) SATURDAY 11/12, at 7PM - a group get together to talk with Bert Gunn, to share ideas and opinions regarding a variety of questions and problems. young ones and Teen-agers are welcome in this group. We are going to listen to Bert explaining about many subjects, then we can ask questions and we can go into subjects that are important to our lives right now. It is very low key and gentle, an opportunity to gather our breath and hearts around the tasks that us, light workers, have ahead of us in this tormented era in this country and the world at large. Venue: CLARICE'S HOME!  516 Mayfair rd, Virginia Beach, Va 23452  208-272-1634.

2) SUNDAY 11/13 - FOUR COLORS CEREMONY, 5PM to &PM, CLARICE'S HOME. 16 Mayfair  rd , Virginia Beach, Va 23452. (We might have a sacred pipe ceremony afterwards).  208-272-1634.


4) TUESDAY 11/15 - NIBI WABO, WATER BLESSING AND HEALING, - 5PM on, BE ESSERT'S PLACE. Address: 831 Lawrence Drive, Chesapeake, Va 23325

Holland December 14-27;

16 December; Sacred Pipe ceremony at Maarten and Arjanne Oversier's in Roden (near Groningen).“Stille Wille”
Hullenweg 18  9301 ZD Roden (DR) T: (050) 501 31 21 E: redbone@planet.nl

18 December, a Universal Love Healing Sunday (see description of the last one below) 2-5 pm on the Burd, an island near Grou, Northern Holland . Ceremony at Bennema-State ; de Burd 13 (eiland bij Grou) contact; Dolphin Sunrise, suggested donation;   €25,- (+ €3,20 for the ferry) contact Yvonne for info@dolphinsunrise.nl, of tel.0625066049


an evening of Universal Love Healing Sunday, October 16 and our annual Day of the Dead celebration Saturday, October 29.

Welcome to a night of Peace and Universal Love Healing
with Yvonne de Booij and Bert Gunn

Sunday evening, October 16, 2016 7-9 pm. At Kalpulli Chaplin
This will be a night of healing sound, music, guided meditation and healing touch by Yvonne and Bert. We will create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation that promotes the healing that resides within each of us. "an opening of the heart, so we can live as we are meant to be".

This evening will be by donation. Please let us know if you will be coming.

Yvonne-Kiowa de Booij is a yoga teacher, musician (harp, voice and flute) and healer from Grou, Netherlands, and has been offering healing work for years. Bert Gunn has been a ceremony leader for over 20 years. Both have been working together for a short time but have received rave reviews from their work in Holland. Both are known for their healing hands and hearts.

bert and Yvonne will also be available together by appointment for individual healing sessions during her visit here.

For more information contact us at info@Kalpulli Chaplin, facebook Bert Gunn,
or call 860-455-9203.,
Kalpulli Chaplin, 18 Bedlam Rd. Chaplin, CT. 06235

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Saturday October 29, 2016 at Kalpulli Chaplin 18 Bedlam Rd, Chaplin, CT,

Feast 6 pm, ceremony 7:30 pm

We will share a pot luck feast at about 6:00 pm. At about 7:30 pm, we will share the Day of the Dead Ceremony, where those who wish will light a small candle commemorating the life of someone close to us who has passed on to the other side before us. It is a beautiful and gentle ceremony, a healing alternative to the scary image of Halloween. Feel free to bring the traditional cookies or candies in the shape of skulls or skeletons. If you wish, bring some marigolds or other yellow flowers and pictures of loved ones who have passed on for our altar. This is one way of reminding ourselves that death is just a normal part of life. It is as normal to die as to be born. As Tlakaelel often said (I think quoting a famous author) "When we are afraid of death, we die many times, but when we are not afraid, we die only once." This is a good time to remember our ancestors. Death is merely a transition to another place, another world. Although we may be very sad to see someone go from our lives, we can celebrate their being, and look forward to seeing them again on the other side. As Tlakaelel reminded us, death does not exist, everything is just transformed.

Every year we make an Ofrenda or altar with pictures, mementos, yellow flowers (preferably Marigolds), offerings of foods, etc. You may have seen the remains of last year’s up in the loft. Please feel free to bring your offerings too. During part of our ceremony, we burn small thin Birthday candles in remembrance of those who have passed on. (We have plenty here now). We have a lot to remember this year, Please bring the small ones, as larger ones make a lot more smoke. The small round votive candles burn too long and make it hard to place enough in the sand where we burn the candles. Children are most welcome. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COME.

There are a lot of websites with more information on the traditional celebrations, such as http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/muertos.html or

For those interested, we will also light the Sacred fire for our Temazkal sweat lodge at 12 noon and enter the lodge as soon as the stones are hot. Please contact us if you are interested in the Temazkal and have not been to our lodge before.

6 pm, we will share our pot luck Feast of the Dead

7:30 pm: we begin our Ceremony. ,

For more information contact us at info@Kalpulli Chaplin, facebook Bert Gunn,
or call 860-455-9203.,
Kalpulli Chaplin, 18 Bedlam Rd. Chaplin, CT. 06235




BERT'S SCHEDULE SUMMER 2016, Switzerland, Holland, Mexico, Illinois later, and more....

July 5 fly to Switzerland
July 8 evening talk and Pipe Ceremony in Bern 6 pm. at practice of Marianne Ruoff. Details here
July 10 sweat lodge France
July 12 or 13 fly to Netherlands
July 15 20.00 tot 22.00 evening Four Colors Ceremony at Bennema-State ; de Burd 13 (eiland bij Grou) contact; Dolphin Sunrise, suggested donation;   €20,- (+ €3,20 for the ferry)Yvonne via info@dolphinsunrise.nl, of tel.0625066049

July 17 Sunday lodge at Maarten and Arjanne Oversier's in Roden (near Groningen).“Stille Wille”
Hullenweg 18  9301 ZD Roden (DR) T: (050) 501 31 21 E: redbone@planet.nl

July 18 Four Colors Ceremony at 7:30 pm to 10 pm Landgoed De Denneboom. Gestelseweg 14, Schijndel. here are details;


July 22-24 Dance thttps://www.facebook.com/events/276324979398857/o heal the Earth, Wouwse Plantage, Noord Brabant Holland
July 24 fly home for one day!
July 26, fly to Mexico for Tonal Mitotianiliztli SundanceTeotihuacan
July 25-30 Tonal Mitotianiliztli Teotihuacan,
((There is still some open dates in Switzerland and Netherlands, so contact me if you wish to organize something))

contact Bert at; bertgunn33@earthlink.net or; 860-455-9203, or bert gunn on facebook
18 Bedlam Rd Chaplin, CT06235 USA

aug 11-22 activities in Nauvoo, Il
aug 11-14 Honoring the Ancestors of the Americas conference NauvooIllinois
aug 18-19 Wisdom Gathering, Nauvoo Illinois
aug 20-21 Dance to heal the Earth, Nauvoo Illinois

later September, October; Virginia Beach, Estonia, maybe more time in holland or switzerland? but not scheduled yet -Portugal, Possible UK

Bio of Bert Gunn ; the short version:

KALPULLI CHAPLIN Inc. a (501) C (3) non profit corporation http://kalpullichaplin.com

Bert Gunn, TECUTLI, 18 Bedlam Rd. Chaplin, CT 06235 USA 860-455-9203 tel info@kalpullichaplin.com Email

Bert Gunn, is a clinical social worker and handyman who assisted, traveled with, organized for, and interpreted for Tlakaelel, the Tolteka-Mexica Elder from Teotihuacan, Mexico for 22 years until his passage to the other side in July of 2012.. Bert is a board member of the World Council Wisdom Gatherings, and the Church of the Earth.
Bert has been trained and authorized by Tlakaelel and other Elders to conduct various traditional ceremonies and teachings. Among other ceremonies, has been assisting in and conducting the Four Colors Ceremony for 20 years around the world, the annual Tonal Mitotianilitzli dance ceremony in Mexico and conducts the the Sacred Pipe Ceremony and the Temazkal sweat ceremony. He is also available for individual consultation/ healing sessions when asked..
“I try to offer a down to earth re-connection to our selves and our spiritual connection to the universe through sharing, ceremony, and seeing ourselves as an integral part of the all creation. This universal love is the greatest healing element in our universe. My work is more universal than tied to one specific tradition, tho I primarily practice the ceremonies and indigenous traditions of the Americas. “

for the long version, click here;


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.



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.

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


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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





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