“Grandfather Spirit, Tankashila, you are the One, now and always; bless our Grandfathers, heal the pain in their hearts. Send your compassion far into the fathers and grandfathers who have gone before and who are yet to come. Look with kindness upon our fathers and bless their children for generations to come. This is my prayer for my brothers here present, that their sons, fathers and grandfathers may be happy and live in wisdom.
Grandmother Spirit, send your blessings to our grandmothers and to their ancestors; there is pain in the women of our families. Lift them up and teach them to love you, to love themselves and each other. Send your blessings far into the distance, to our grandmothers’ families for generations to come. This is my prayer for my sisters here present, so that all women may know their fullness and strength in you”.