Odun nlo so pin/The Year is Coming to an End
Please join us for end of the year ceremony and training with Chief Lanre Olaifa Okemuyiwa & Obafemi Origunwa:
NOVEMBER 6: Community Worship & Teachings "Show Me Your Friends, I'll Tell You Who You Are."
NOVEMBER 13: ITADOGUN. Public Revelation of Temple Odu and Invitation to Join. Community Worship & Teachings based upon the Holy Odu of the Temple (1 of 4).
NOVEMBER 20: Community Worship & Teachings based upon the Holy Odu of the Temple (2 of 4).
NOVEMBER 27: Community Worship & Teachings based upon the Holy Odu of the Temple (3 of 4). Temple Open House, Special Lecture on Sharing Orisa Lifestyle with Your Family During the Holiday Season.
DECEMBER 4: Community Worship & Teachings based upon the Holy Odu based upon the Holy Odu of the Temple (4 of 4).
DECEMBER 10-11: ATUNSE, End of the Year Rebirth Ceremony and Training. (At an undisclosed location)
DECEMBER 18: Community Worship & Teachings based upon the Holy Odu
LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 (
TIMES: Sundays from 9.00 - 11.00 am
LISTEN TO IFA: Baba Obafemi shares teachings on the Holy Odu OgbeObara
We respect the dignity of each person and aspire to be a diverse, healthy and collaborative community. We practice Orisa Lifestyle Agreements in ways that are relevant to our time and place. Because the shrine is where we call upon the collective consciousness of our ancestors, our customs are an invitation to you, the devotee, to step into an experience that will enhance the way you value spiritual development and service.
Our holidays are celebrations of significant events and people in Agbole history. Agbole customs and holidays are the practices, rituals and holidays performed and celebrated by adherents of the Agbole movement. The customs and prayer services are based on the teachings of West African Ifa. The holidays are celebrations of events in Agbole history.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Malcolm X Day: A holiday celebrating the birthday of Malcolm X.
- Memorial Day: A holiday to celebrate the lives of the dearly departed, ancestors and culture heroes.
- Veterans Day: A holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Labor Day: A celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
- Mothers' Day: A celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
- Fathers' day: A celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
- Odun Ifa (Yoruba New Year): The annual Ifa Festival marks the beginning of Yoruba New Year. The festival, which takes place at Oke Itase, the birthplace of Orunmila, begins with Iwure by the Araba Agbaye and the sixteen High Priests (Olodu Merindinlogun) of the Temple. At 3:00am, the Annual Ifa Divination is cast for all adherents of Ifa, for Ile-Ife and the Ooni, for Yorubaland, Osun State, Nigeria and the world in that order.
- Ori Kadun (January 1): In Yoruba, Ori kadun literally means “my head, or being has revolved round the year.” This is a festival that celebrates personal providence, ori. So, Ori Kadun is all about counting your blessings in a ritual manner. It is by virtue of the rites involved in performing the Ori Kadun festival that you increase your awareness of your own sacred authority.