Super excited to be heading off to Buddhafield this weekend. This year’s theme is Doorway to Freedom and if the programme is anything to go by, we’re going to be hard pressed to find enough hours in the day to try out all the wonderful things that we’d like to experience.
Last year we had the most amazing heart opening time at Buddhafield. Our eldest daughter explained that it was her favourite festival because everyone was genuinely happy. The no drugs, no alcohol policy at the festival means that everyone is more likely to be expressing their true self. This makes for a very special experience. We enjoyed all sorts of workshops, dancing, therapies, yoga sessions, singing and impromptu events. It was quite magical.
This year we are hoping for more of the same. The Dharma Parlour looks especially interesting with an abundant programme of talks and events, including hot debate topics such as “a serious Buddhist is a vegan Buddhist”. I can’t wait to check out some of the yoga classes on offer, including Yoga Twister – yes!!. Avalon Roots and Carrie Tree are providing some of the lush sounds on offer throughout the weekend and oh the workshops…. Well, Jewels Wingfield is offering a magical mix of the divine and the earthly so I hope to catch plenty of that! Plus there’s Goddess Dance and Tribal Bellydancing, Biodanza and Soulful Singing with Mahasukha, Family Constellations and NVC Parenting. The kids area looks special with meditation games, stories and a space for older kids to try out DJing, circus skills and acrobatics. Plus of course there’s a permaculture area with Natural Bee keeping talks, forest gardening and Patrick Whitefield teaching Reading the Landscape skills. Plus there’s Green Crafts, Women’s Space and heaps, heaps more.
The green credentials of the festival are particularly strong with site-wide compost loos, very active recycling team and plenty of yummy locally sourced organic veggie food.
There are still tickets available and it’ll probably be the most valuable £110 you’ve ever spent.
Hope to see you there xx
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