What to Expect

All are welcome

  • Guests are invited by the Daime, not by people

The doctrine of the Daime is Christ-centered

  • The Daime also aligns with the forces of nature and indigenous traditions

There is little talking during a typical 5-7 hour Daime Work, and lots of singing

  • Singing hymns creates a healing current
  • The doctrine of the Daime are contained in the hymns and prayers
    • Most hymns and prayers are in Portuguese; just do your best

All participants must partake of the sacrament, called Daime

  • Daime means “give me” in Portuguese
    • We are asking the Daime to give us firmness, strength, healing (cleansing), understanding, compassion
      • Cleansing may happen in the form of purging

This is a modest spiritual path

  • Women and men sit separately
    • Women guardians attend to women, and men guardians to men
  • Participants wear either a Daime uniform (for those who have taken their Star, symbolizing commitment to this path) or all white/light colors, dressing modestly (long pants for men; long skirts or loose pants for women; covered shoulders for everyone)

We seek harmony

  • Various forms and structures are in place to promote harmony

Casa da Calma is a single-sacrament church

  • Do not bring other substances onto the property (even in your car)
  • Refrain from using other substances or sacraments on the days before, during and after a Work

What to bring

  • A water bottle, a fleece/sweater (wear layers), snacks for afterwards, hymn books (if you have them)
  • If you don’t have printed hymn books, please bring a tablet or other electronic device for accessing electronic versions

The fee for each Work is $60

  • This fee includes the per-person fee paid to CEFLURGEM, a 501c3 exempt church corporation
  • If sleeping over (space is limited), please contribute $10 per night

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