Tara Festival 2017 July 14/16th

venue: Cartys, Kilchreest, Co Galway

dates: 14-16th July

EcoLiving, Arts, Health, Wellbeing and Community Grassroots festival… starting on Friday 14th July at 6pm until Sunday 16th July at 6pm

This festival is a family friendly grass roots, organic permaculture gathering. Everyone is welcome to be part of it. The aim is to cocreate the conditions for working together in harmony and joy. It’ll be a great opportunity to network and meet and greet the local grassroots community in the county.

The direction is health, spiritual nourishment, friendship and Love for the World and younger generations.

Strengthening healthy, loving and friendly connections for human race and all sentient beings.

The purposes of Tara Festival:
1. To create a healthy and friendly social environment free from alcohol and drugs.
2. To encourage creativity, wellbeing and spiritual interests.
3. To strengthen and enrich community life.
4. To bring mindfulness and environmental awareness into daily life.
5. To eat, play, talk, sing and dance together with friends and meet new friends.

It intails finding friends to give sessions, workshops, play music, healing work, story telling… Anything you feel is healthy and Dharma oriented. All would be by donations only. So, friends who wish to participate need to have the heart of sharing, giving and receiving.

The festival is based on Love and compassion and wishing to bring a bright and health future for our society and next generations…

There will be free camping on site. The host , Luisa Carty does B & B so if you want a bed contact her on 0877652858

NO DRUG NO ALCOHOL NO FEE

 

 

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Please see link to outline schedule .. but will be subject to change 
 
 

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The following are some detail information to help you prepare for coming to the Festival.

Your presence is precious for everyone attending the festival and your input is invaluable.

*Food to bring with you
1. A cooked vegetarian dish (without onion, leek and garlic if possible, vegan food are also welcome)
2. Raw vegetables, cooking or olive oil, herb, anything useful for cooking.
3. Fruit, juice, cake, nuts, Soft drink, tea, milk, bread
4. Milk or Soya milk and breakfast…


There are about 60-80 if not more friends so please bring enough food to share with all…. 

Please bring food in environmentally friendly containers.
Leave no trace, take all rubbish away with you when you leave.

We are creating Tara Festival together with no alcohol, drugs, and smoke. Out of respect to all the participants, if one is not abiding by the principles or arriving drunk or on drugs, we would kindly invite you to leave the festival. and thank you for your cooperation.

*We will need your helping hands in all aspects of the Festival,
in particular cooking, cleaning,
welcoming people when they arrive,
looking after each other.

*Things to bring:
1. Camping & Waterproof gear
2. Cutlery and crockery
3. Utilities, and 1 or 2 toilet rolls each
4. Cushions and blankets (for meditation and sitting)

*Transports/Lifts –
If you are able to, giving lifts- please post on the Tara Festival Energy Group page if you are driving here and have space in your vehicle:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1811920272375177/

* Directions –

If you ‘re coming from the Gort side of Kilchreest it s the 4th house on the left after the Village Inn pub.

Coming from loughrea side to kilchreest, it s the second house on the right after the narrow bridge, directly after the ” Burren Lowlands ” sign.

Coming from Galway….i would recommend those without sat Navs to go through loughrea You can go cross country after Craughwell but it s tricky!

*We would like to emphasize the festival is based on donation only so we will put out a donation box for general cost at the entrance.

For each individual workshops and sessions there is separate donation box.

Some parking will be available for the festival at the rear of the village Inn Kilchreest thanks to Willie & Imelda Gloster Proprietors. Please park your car/van etc with consideration for customers using the car park.

*Let’s create an healthy and friendly social environment together over the weekend.

Date/

Event

Friday

Arrival day

Saturday

Retreat/Workshop/Bodywork

Also Children’s Programmes

Open

Sessions

Open Sessions

Sunday

Retreat/Workshop/Bodywork

Also Children’s Programme

Open Sessions

8:00

Campsite

Preparation

______

Please sign your name on the open session if you would like to lead a talk, skill share or workshop

Qi-Gong Practice – outdoor

                      Qi-Gong Practice

8:00

               Silent/Guided Meditation in Buddha Room

Silent Meditation/Guided in Buddha Room

9:00

Communal Breakfast (15 minutes Silence)

Communal Breakfast (Mindful Eating)

10:00

Orientation with Tara Mantra Chanting

Orientation (Tara Festival Team) &

       Drumming/Lion Dance William

Red Tent on Site all Weekend

 Michelle:

Healing Yoga Session

Louise:

Children Mindful

Workshop

Simona

Kirtan Chant Group harmoni

11:00

Orla: talk on the commons and  water

Trad​ ​sessions

Stephanie​ ​music

Dolores:

Aroma​ ​Dance

Workshop

Soul​​ ​​&​

​Heart​​ ​​light​

​music​

​workshop

​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​&​

​Drinking​

​Chai​​ ​​tea​

​with​

​Maighread

Emer

Shaitsu

Treatment

(individual session sign up)

Maria-Johanna

Ecofeminist Workshop

Eimhin:

Windstyle Dancing Workshop

________

Marcin:

Sobek Moon Drum Workshop

Sarah​: ​

Healing​ ​session/

Acupu-ncture

(sign up)

Glenna:

Alchemy

Move-

Ment:​ ​5

Rhythms,

Kundalini,

Conscious​ ​Dance

Dolors

Aroma​ ​Dance workshop

12:00

William:

Qi-

Gong

(Field)

Gerard:

Ancient Celtic Rituals

Sarah: Hi

Healing session/

Acupuncture

(sign up)

Jackie:

Communitin

g​ ​with

Nature

Workshop

Eamon

Drumming Circle

Jacob:

The Five Tibetans

Workshop

Edward Shannon

Watch Peace

William:

Qi-Gong

(Field)

Hannah Mole: Permaculture Walkabout

13:30

Silent (15 Minutes)/Mindfulness eating/Lunch/Community Bonding/Cleaning/Mindfulness working

Date/

Event

Friday

Arrival day

Saturday

Retreat/Workshop/Bodywork

Open Sessions

Open Sessions

Sunday

Retreat/Workshop/Bodywork

Open Session

15:00

Arrival

Settle in,

Lion Dance

Orienta

tion

Open

with

Tara Mantra chant

_____

Mindfulness Bell will ring every hour, please bring awareness back to your body and breath and observe your breath

Dolores

Aroma​ ​Dance

Workshop

Joe:

Experiential Ecology

Jackie:

Communicat-

ing with Nature Workshop

Nick – Wooden Spain Carving

Maria-Johanna

Ecofeminist​ ​Workshop

________

Transition Earth Holder

Gerard:

Ancient Celtic

Healing

Joe:

Experiential Ecology

Marie:

Acupuncture

Session

(sign up)

Dolores

Aroma

touch

massage

(sign up)

16:00

Bob:

Circle

Way

​​Michelle:

Healing​ ​Yoga

Session

Jane:

Sikh Sung Mantra Workshop

________

Dan – CVG

Biodiversity

Martina C.

Hand on body healing

(sign up)

Sonya:

Dream catcher

workshop

Pearl;

Vedic Astrology

August Eclipse Influences

Louis:

Children

Free Art Expression

Jane:

Emmett Technique therap

(sign up)

Hannah Mole – Intro to Permaculture Design

17:00

Swop Shop

DIY

Skill Sharing Session

Marcin:

Sobek Moon Drum Workshop

Dolores

Reiki

(sign up)

______

Dan – CVG

Jackie:

Communitin

g​ ​with

Nature

Workshop

Jacob:

Aikido Workshop

Marie:

TCM

Offer diagnosis, advice with diet & life style

Marta: Community Living & Eimhin:  Community Financing

Swop Shop

DIY

Skill Sharing Session

18:00

Openin Communal Dinner

Silence (15 Minutes)/Communal Dinner/ Mindfulness eating/Community Bonding/Cleaning Mindfulness working

19:00

Knowing each other,

  • Healing Yoga with Michelle

  • Soul & Heart light music workshop

          & Drinking Chai tea with Maighread

 Clear away, tidy up the campsite and the main house

20:00

Inviting ideas &

Bonfire/ Story​Telling with Rebecca

                           Leaving Camp Site

    Good Bye with Best wishes &Tara Blessings

21:00

Returning to inner Light/Silent Period/Sky watching

Please help and remind each other of Mindfulness Bell practice when the bell rings and