- Burning Man~ Red Lightning
- Enchanted Forest
- Global Summit
- Harmony Festival
- Mystic Garden Gathering
- Rio 20- New Earth Summit
- Sonic Bloom
August 10th-13th, 2012~ TideWater Falls, Oregon
Through the ages, we have called upon the One for Whom we yearn in countless ways, through myriad names. The term “The Beloved” embraces all of these names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity.
Beloved is also a 4 day camping, art, and music festival on the Oregon Coast. We intend to present sacred music to help eradicate the illusion of separation from each other, from the earth and from The Beloved.
Burning Man burningman.com
August 27- September 3, 2012- Gerlach, Nevada
Burning Man. Late each summer, this festival and temporary city emerges from the hot desert dust of Nevada’s alkali flats. And in those harsh conditions, more than 50,000 wildly costumed people dream their way through a week of extreme art, massive music, radical community and creative adventure.
Since 2009, the Red Lightning theme camp has provided a deep spiritual oasis for festival wanderers. This year TRIBAL CONVERGENCE has joined forces with RL to bring you a sacred temple of Visionary Tribal Culture. As we follow the theme of Fertility through our offerings of workshops and lectures, movement & yoga, council circles, sacred fires, sacred music, healing sessions and traditional ceremonies, our community becomes a refuge for contemplation and transformation in the midst of Wonderland. Our mission? Nothing less than to raise the vibration of the planet and support the conscious evolution of all beings.
September 22, 2012 Synchronized Events
A world of communities joining in a common goal of global unity, collaboration and evolution toward a Culture of Peace through music, dance, prayer, and activism.
Earthdance is dedicated to growing an international network of event producers and communities that connect globally and act locally to implement real solutions for peace, sustainability, and social justice.
WHAT WE DO
Earthdance coordinates the annual Global Festival for Peace and multi-location charity event in alignment with the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21. All events support local charities and participate in the synchronized Prayer for Peace, which unites participants in all locations – and hundreds of thousands more online – in a moment of shared intention. More than an entertainment event, Earthdance is an international network of communities coming together locally and connecting globally to deliver real solutions for peace, sustainability, and social justice.
Earthdance was founded in 1997 with a vision to unite communities worldwide in promoting peace, sustainability and social justice through the universal platform of music and dance. Based on its global reach and diverse range of attendees, Earthdance has grown to become the largest global synchronized music and peace event in the world. Since the first multi-location event in 1997 with 22 cities in 18 countries, Earthdance has been held in over 500 locations in 80 countries. Each official Earthdance event commits to donate 50% of its profits to a local charity addressing, peace, sustainability, or social justice.
Enchanted Forest enchantedforestmendo.com
June 29-July 2, 2012 ~ Mendecino, CA
We invite you to join us for a new flavor of conscious community gathering. In the embrace of a majestic redwood forest we celebrate our tribal culture through dance, art, nature and the unyielding gift of the human spirit. Together we set the container to nurture the seed of our infinite potential as individuals & as community. Come and feel inspired, encouraged, supported, & loved…
We intend to bring all the quality & offerings that you will find at any big festival this year & present it an intimate setting of only 600 people. If you were with us last year for our first incarnation of Enchanted Forest we thank you & hope you’ll come back to celebrate in our highly activated evolution. One of the most exciting changes this year is a third night + an expanded sound system bringing it to a womping 70,000 watts. That’s right 70,000 watts for 600 people, we’ve done the math & it equals an over the top bass driven experience bordering on the fringes of out right ridiculousness. A few more changes you can look forward to is a new day time program that preserves one of the quintessential ingredients of our gathering…NATURE! From 8am to 3:33pm each day our sound system will be silent, allowing you to enjoy the true organic sounds of nature (see you down at the creek In addition we are offering a multitude of activities from Contact Improv Playshops to Yoga, Tai Chi and much more. Also we are inviting some of the times most inspired presenters speaking form the heart on topics ranging from the Mayan Calendar to shifting stagnate belief structures around abundance.
You can still expect to find us true to our roots preserving the feel of a down home tribal gathering. Thrown by dancers & visionaries for dancers & visionaries. THIS IS OUR TIME!!!!
June 22-25, 2012 ~Nahatlatch Valley, Boston Bar, BC~ Canada
The countdown begins to Entheos, the sixth annual incarnation of a unique and magical outdoor Summer Solstice festival held in beautiful British Columbia.
This year’s Entheos Gathering (sometimes referred to as “The Lightship”) will be landing in the same location as last year, in a pristine valley (lush with wild strawberries) surrounded by mountains and forest three hours away from Vancouver.
We bring you three dedicated dance music stage environments featuring top-notch sound systems, a wide variety of musical styles, visualizations by dedicated VJs, and decor crafted by visionary artists.
Entheos is a celebration of creativity, positivity, cooperation, community, love, and life that goes far beyond being just a party.
We also offera full day conference with future-forward workshops for body, mind, and spirit as well as a kids zone with fun activities, a vending village featuring independent artists, a food zone with conscious cuisine, and much much more.
Here, you can be who you really are and expand in joy and awareness among kindred spirits while having a really awesome time. This is where the magic happens.
We hope you will join us!
February 27- March 3, 2013 - Bahia Bellana, Uvita, Costa Rica
Warm Waves, Sandy Bays, Enchanted Waterfalls, Crimson Sunsets, Bonfires and Firedancers on the beach under the stars, surfing, diving, paragliding, kayaking, horse rides, canopy tours, jungle walks, yoga, dance, sacred movement, permaculture, eco-educational workshops~ and of course~ EPIC music and art! Envision a mix of conscious people from around the Globe gathered to share an elevated experience of culture, spirit and community in stunning raw nature! Join us in this magical place where time slows down and the outside world drops away….
Come dance, learn, celebrate, love, learn, teach, co-create, co-inspire, and transform our consciousness and our world!
Global Summit theglobalsummit.org
August 15-17, 2012- London Pleasure Gardens, London, England
This August, more than three billion people will gather to watch the greatest peaceful engagement between the nations of the world – the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Traditionally held as a peacetime event where participants tested both their physical and moral character, the Olympics are more than a series of sporting events. They are humanity’s symbols of peace, prosperity and sustainability and most powerful example of global collaboration imaginable.
That is why in its third biennial meeting, THE GLOBAL SUMMIT™, dedicated to uniting the world’s social, economic and environmental movements to ensure a sustainable future, has set course to follow the Summer & Winter Olympics through 2020.
Linking social innovators with the teams and technologies they need to create rippling social and economic impact, THE GLOBAL SUMMIT™ 2012 will be held immediately following the Summer Olympics, August 15-17 in Europe’s premier festival destination, the London Pleasure Gardens (LPG). Developed specifically for the Olympics with the support of the London Mayor it is just across the Thames from the ExCel Center and part of the official Olympic Last Mile Route.
To make the most of this one of a kind space and historical theme of the Pleasure Gardens, The Global Summit presents a special “Future Faire” showcasing sustainable technologies, an interactive eco-village and futurist art installations to capture the imaginations of Londoners, globe-trotters and Olympic fans of all ages and walks of life.
As the Summer Games come to a close, we’ll be ready to welcome over a million global citizens online, several thousand in a Future Faire and Cultural events and several hundred in a two-day change-maker forum uniting an emerging network of Partners in Empowerment (PIE) called the 1PIE Convergence inspiring local solutions and igniting a whole system re-design.
We invite you to join us in the journey – a step we believe you have already taken. Request Your Invitation Here.
Harmony Festival harmonyfestival.com
Santa Rosa, CA
For 32 years, Harmony has been a leading-edge lifestyle festival that celebrates the latest trends in health, music, arts, ecology, and spirituality. Created and seasoned in the trend-setting North Bay Area, Harmony is the original festival to appeal to the green lifestyle market.
Over the past 5 years Harmony expanded into a major music festival and in 2009-10, Harmony added the Eco Rally Action Sports Skate Zone to attract a younger demographic.
In 2008, Harmony Festival celebrated its landmark 30th Anniversary with Damian Marley as the headliner.
In 2009, Harmony Festival again invested capital in the expansion of brand recognition and in pursuit of new demographics. Through the introduction of the 1st Annual Eco Rally Skateboard Competition, Harmony Festival received national and international attention and achieved new record numbers for ticket sales and revenues.
In 2010, Harmony Festival, Inc. moved its corporate headquarters to Sonoma Mountain Village, North America’s first and only the fourth in the world to receive the prestigious One Planet Communities honor.
The 2010 Festival reached record-breaking attendance estimated at 35,000 people over the weekend. Press outreach, both print and online, hit the mark with featured stories appearing in LA Times, Boston Globe and thousands of impressions on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Slightly Stoopid and Ms. Lauryn Hill rocked the main field. Eco Rally Skateboard Competition attracted the 7-16 year old demographic. This pro/am contest featured MTV, Village Voice and Rolling Stone youth oriented music. The second year of Harmony Festival’s financially successful Harmony Tea House featured freshly made baked goods, teas, live jazz and sacred music in an intimate setting. A larger VIP area with amenities elevated our VIP experience.
Mystic Garden mysticgardengathering.com
July 18-22, 2012- Lake Selmac, Southern Oregon
The Mission of this Gathering of the Tribes event is to create a fun, inspiring and nurturing environment that is mutually supportive to uplift us and bring out the best in us all. Many of us have had the transcending experience of being at a festival/gathering/event where the spirit of community, art and creativity transported us to new heights and supported us to be more heart centered, empowered, and to live a healthier more vibrant lifestyle.
We envision that by gathering many our circles or “tribes” together to share our gifts and experiences be it Yoga, Ecstatic Dance, Native Traditions such as Sweat Lodges, Devotional Music, Sustainability Practices, etc. that we can all be expanded, experience growth and empowered to live more fulfilling lives. By sharing our gifts, supporting one another, and learning with more of the tools that can empower us, we can integrate these new lifestyle choices while enjoying ecstatic music & Edutainment!
Hereʻs a quote to ponder from Thich Nhat Han:
“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”
This year our core team has grown with new investor/owners/event organizers building on the progress we’ve made in recent events including Maui & Kauai. We’re excited to share more of who is in the center pouring out their skilled & mindful love & devotion to this project which is co-creating a more solid foundation. Part of new alchemy of this project is that we are endeavoring to evolve into more of a “cooperative” structure where many who are inspired and skilled to help tend and steward this renewed Mystic Garden will be offered ‘ownership’ / profit-sharing. We envision this new structuring will be able to not only be sustainable but also to thrive & nourish our growing Mystic Garden for years to come.
Rio 20, New Earth Summit- rio20.net, portalnovaterra.tv
June 2012, Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
The next Earth Summit Rio+20—officially named the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development—will be held from 20 to 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This summit is a new attempt by the United Nations in this new millennium to advance the commitment of States and the world community in the major transitions of the twenty-first century. It takes place twenty years after the first historic summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and ten years after the 2002 Johannesburg summit.
This call by the United Nations is ambitious. It invites States, civil society and citizens to “lay the foundations of a world of prosperity, peace and sustainability,” with three topics on the agenda: 1. Strengthening the political commitments to sustainable development; 2. Reviewing the progress and difficulties associated with their implementation; 3. Responses to the new emerging challenges of societies. Two questions, closely related, are placed at the heart of the summit: 1. a green economy in the perspective of sustainability and poverty eradication, and 2. the creation of an institutional framework for sustainable development.
These issues are also those of all Peoples, of all men and women citizens of the planet. The awareness that the world is facing major transitions is increasingly keen. Citizens show growing boldness and capacity to make their voices heard and take part in the challenges of society. Admittedly, the road is still long between the knowledge of the bifurcations to take and the ability of our societies, particularly our institutions and our national governments, to take the measure of these changes and their implementation. We must also ensure that this awareness does not translate into separatism or identity withdrawal, encouraging the opposition of national interests to one another. History has shown that such withdrawal can eventually lead to dead ends and war.
Rio+20 is a new step on the route of an emerging global community. It is important not to see the Summit, as it was the case in Copenhagen, as a turning point for mankind, as a sort of double or quits where the future of the planet is being played in the space of a few days. In fact, the processes of international negotiation have been stagnant for over ten years, whether it be the trade negotiations with the freezing of the Doha round, the climate negotiations with the failure of Copenhagen, or even the inability to reform in depth the UN system conceived after World War II. Only the G20 may appear today as an endorsement, timid and ambiguous—considering that the richest countries set themselves up as the executive board of the world—of the need for global multi-polar governance.
Nonetheless, Rio+20 should mark a step forward. There can be no effective management of interdependences at the level desired without broad convergence and a genuine dialogue between all Peoples and citizens of the planet, without the States giving up sovereignty, without laying collectively the foundations of legitimate, democratic and effective global governance. All this assumes the previous awareness of a common destiny and the gradual formation of a global community, learning to discover and to manage itself, asserting its local and regional identities. This gigantic and long-term construction has only just begun.
Although the twenty years since 1992 have scored only very partial and insufficient progress against the goals of sustainability, the first summit in Rio in 1992 had indeed addressed the fundamentals of the problem. The world situation has changed considerably since then. Factors such as rising inequality, international terrorism, climate change, the crisis of the economic and financial system, popular uprisings in the Arab world have and will continue to reconstruct profoundly the global geopolitical balance. These factors have also become radically systemic and supportive of each other, making the sectoral and exclusive approaches an element in its own right of the obstacles to overcome.
The time has come when civil society should not only just protest in a counter summit. It needs to draw a strategy for change with clear and strong visions, organised around a few major changes that have been the subject of collective identification. Neither the addition of hundreds of problems, all real but disconnected from each other, nor looking for a scapegoat and a single cause, such as “globalisation”, a new incarnation of “capitalism”, meet thi strategic need.
The Rio+20 summit can ideally lead to a multi-cultural vision of the ethical and political foundation capable of transforming the architecture of global governance. It is imperative that the stakeholders in the process reflect the diversity of societies, that most of them are not relegated again to the rank of helpless spectators. For this, Rio+20 should be prepared beforehand. It is important to first fully understand the nature of the issues, understand how the summit will take place, and then correctly anticipate what happens next.
August 16-19, 2012 ~ Logan, Ohio
Each year, an otherworldly event descends upon the gorgeous woodlands of the appalachian foothills. Rootwire 2012 will be a culmination of our collective vision, a synchronistic gathering of epic proportions.
What is Rootwire? Simply an environment designed from the ground up to inspire and enlighten, created entirely by those in attendance. It is an attempt to re instill the values of the original psychedelic movement, to transform society. Also, to banish the pitfalls of todays modern music festivals, which are funded by corporations, and designed solely for profit.
Rootwire 2k12 will feature the Live Music, Visual, and Performance Art of the Nations Greatest Visionary Masters. 3 Stages, Massive Circus Tent, Visionary Art Gallery, Art installations, Guided Meditations, Yoga, and Ceremonies, Forums and Live Speakers, Film viewings, Woodland Lighting, Wooded camping, Workshops and Lessons, and much much more.
It has been said time and time again, Rootwire is the ideal festival, but dont take it from us, ask someone who has attended and they will surely tell you this is the ONE not to miss!
We invite you to be yourself, all are welcome, come home to Rootwire.
Sonic Bloom sonicbloomfestival.com
June 21- 24, 2012 ~ Shadows Ranch, Georgetown, CO
Sonic Bloom is a heart centered 4 day camping festival that will bring art, electronic music, dance, and human performance together in an atmoshphere that inspires open channels of creativity for everyone involved, especially the audience. Sonic Bloom offers an experience east of the Rockies that expands the impact that West Coast Festival culture has on bringing more consciousness and inspiration to participants. We have the ability to create a resonant field in which to unify all forms of human creative expression.