Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo

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Gleaned from years of success in spiritual leadership, peacemaking and healing, Venerable Dhyani’s teachings guide one beyond the doors of perception to a place where spiraling wisdom expands into all aspects of life.

Her books, videos, meditation tools and practices, music and wisdom classes support spiritual growth and profound healing, and teach practical ways of transforming obstacles to happiness and good relationships, fulfilling one’s life purpose, and manifesting peace and abundance.


Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo is Chief of the Wild Potato Clan of the Green Mountain Ani Yun Wiwa and the twenty-seventh generation holder of the ancestral Ywahoo lineage in the Tsalagi/Cherokee tradition.

She is also a well respected teacher of Vajrayana in the Drikung Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

VDY is the founder and spiritual director of Sunray Meditation Society and the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln, Vermont. An international spiritual organization dedicated to world peace and reconciliation, Sunray is a sanctuary based upon the Cherokee Peace Villages. The Sunray Peace Village Land Trust acts as a conservation trust for prayer and ceremony in perpetuity.

For the last three decades, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo has also been involved in training peacemakers and mediators and in designing effective methods of reconciliation. In 1990, Sunray was granted NGO status at the United Nations.

She is the author of many books including Voices of our Ancestors,Learning Cherokee Ways: The Ywahoo Path, and recently published 108 Quotations:  A Treasury of Mystical Wisdom.



“Teachings with the Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo are always heartfelt and intimate as she has a way of speaking directly to one’s wisdom mind. Having been a student of hers for many years, I know every teaching she gives is fresh and inspiring and appropriate for both experienced practitioners and new students. Venerable is a blessing for this time and as a teacher she responds to questions about practice and life with much enthusiasm, warmth and a deep abiding wisdom. Just to hear her voice is in itself a spiritual blessing.”
~ Shan Watters, author Mothering the Divine


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