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August 12 ~ 16 - BELOVED FESTIVAL - Tidewater Falls, Oregon
August 14 ~ 20 - BAUMAN COLLEGE RETREAT - Woodside, CA
August 21 - SPIRIT RISING - Golden Gate Park, Bandshell - SF, CA
September 11 & 12 - KATMANDU FALL - Sonoma, CA
September 17, 18, 19 - EARTHDANCE - Laytonville, CA
October 20 ~ November 1 - 10.20 ~ NUTOPIA ~ 20.10 - Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Beloved FestivalDATE: August 12th ~ 16th
TIME: 4-Days ~ ALL DAY
LOCATION: Tidewater Falls, Oregon

MORE: We are delighted to present a new generation of masters. Vieux Farka Toure, Alam Khan, and Riffat Sultana follow in the footsteps of their fathers (each some of the greatest, and most widely respected, masters of their culture's music the world has ever known), and go beyond, carrying their lineages into the 21st century.

We are very excited to include some of the most significant artists in global electronic fusion.Cheb i Sabbah, Kaya Project, Gaudi and Ganga Giri are pioneers in the intelligent, respectful and engaging marriage of ancient tribal rhythm and cutting edge production.

MC Yogi and Kirtan Rabbi each have a uniquely modern approach to the ancient technology of call and response devotional singing; fusing it with old school hip-hop/modern dubs and hebrew chanting, respectively. Shantala and Jaya Lakshmi also bring inspiring contemporary kirtan enhanced by unusually great musicianship.

We strive each year to represent even more of the many varieties of sacred music from near and far. Joining us this year will be the Total Experience Gospel Choir (love of Jesus with enthusiasm but without fanaticism), Jack Falls-Rock (native american song and dance), Hassan Hakmoun (the north african sufi music of the gnawa), Razia Said (new takes on traditional Madagascaran melodies and rhythms used to speak out against rain forest destructions), dj Anjali & The Incredible Kid (the most sophisticated, cultured and dancy bhangra available to you in this country) and Vagabond Opera (a sexy and irreverent take on European Jewish Tradition).

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The Bauman College Vitality Juice Fasting RetreatDATE: August 14th ~ 20th
TIME: 6-Days ~ ALL DAY
LOCATION: Stillheart Institute in Woodside, CA

MORE: Tired? Stressed out? In a Rut?
The Bauman College
Vitality Juice Fasting Retreat

Bring a Friend and save $500*
* Bring a Friend discount can be applied to your registration or your friend's or shared between you
Bauman College Vitality Fasting Rejuvenation Retreats are offered twice a year, in the Spring and Summer and are designed to encourage cleansing and rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit. The Summer retreat will be held August 14-20, 2010 at the newly renovated Stillheart Institute. The surroundings at the Stillheart Institute offer a combination of the tranquility of the redwoods and the serenity of the mountain. Located in the heart of the Pacific Redwoods but just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean and Silicon Valley, Stillheart Institute is perched atop some of the highest hilltops in the Bay Area with remarkable accessibility. Stillheart Institute offers its guests 16 acres of property with hiking trails, a movement studio for yoga and intuitive art, a large indoor pool and hot tub, a massage room, two saunas and a meditation room.

Read Can Feasting and Fasting Be Equally Healthy For You?, in the for an excellent description of the Vitality Fasting Retreat and how it helps you get back into balance and to restore healthy eating habits.

Summer Vitality Fasting Retreat
August 14-20, 2010
Shared Occupancy: $1500
Single Occupancy: $1850
Registration Deadline: July 30th

Cancellation after the registration deadline will result in a 50% refund.

Use the following links to register online or by mail. If you still have questions, you can call us at 800-987-7530 or email us at

If you are planning to pay online using Paypal or Credit Card, click HERE to register for the Summer Vitality Fasting Retreat.

If you are planning to pay by mail using check or credit card, click HERE to register for the Summer Vitality Fasting Retreat.
A seasonal Bauman College Rejuvenation Retreat is just what the inner doctor ordered for health maintenance and sustained vitality.

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Spirit Rising: The International Council of 13 Indigenous GrandmothersDATE: Saturday, August 21st
TIME: 11 am - 6 pm
LOCATION: Golden Gate Park, Bandshell

MORE: On Saturday, August 21, Golden Gate Park will be ablaze with sacred energy, prayer, music and dance as the Center for Sacred Studies hosts SPIRIT RISING,a fundraiser for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.

Participants will be able to experience the sacred energy that surrounds the internationally acclaimed Grandmothers Council.  Mayan Grandmother Flordemayo and Takelma Siletz Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim will be present to bless and inspire participants.  Emmy and Peabody award winning director Carole Hart will be honored at the event for her tireless work on the Grandmothers' documentary film, For the Next 7 Generations

Performance & Prayer featuring:
-- MC's Wisdom and Natalia Garcia
-- Drumming & Dance of all Nations, including Native American, Haitian, Taiko Sisters, Turtle Women Rising, Jaynie Lara
-- Jamaican reggae artist Ras Midas, bringing his message of social justice, love and unity
-- Indigenous soul performer Goodshield Aguilar
-- Native activist and First Nations artist Phillip Meshekey
-- Members of Goddess Alchemy Project
-- Ann Rosencranz singing Call All Nations
-- Spirit Walk of Peace - A moving meditation with drums and chanting around the perimeter of the Bandshell
-- Circle of Four Directions representing  & honoring the Grandmothers
-- Inspirational speakers include Lynne Twist, Grandmother Agnes, Grandmother Flordemayo, Jyoti and Terces Engelhart.
-- Lydia's Lovin Foods will be vending

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Event6th Annual Katmandu Fall

6th Annual Katmandu FallDATE:  Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th
TIME: 11 am to 5 pm
LOCATION: Depot Park, 270 1st St. West in Sonoma.

MORE: Celebrate the many cultures of Nepal!  Enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine and visit the Nepalese photo gallery to visually experience Nepal's countryside.
Come to stroll through the marketplace to shop for imported items, antiques and clothing. Stage performances will be ongoing both Saturday and Sunday with classical Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan dancers, live world music will feature artists like Sakhawat Ali Khan, Stephen Kent and Geoffry Gordon.

This is a fundraiser with a $10 donation suggested at the entrance.  With each donation a free raffle ticket will be given as you will be welcomed by a Nepali in traditional dress bestowing a tika blessing on the forehead.  

This year we are presenting a photographic exhibit of Mt Everest with Kami Sherpa, the photographer and climber will be present to answer questions.  There is a story just in understanding the difficulty of taking photographs with high winds attempting to blow a person off the mountain and then couple that with the movement of ones body due to very labored breathing.  It was necessary for Kami to stop breathing while taking a photograph which greatly compromised his situation.   It is safe to say that Kami risked his life to capture scenes of Mt Everest that had never before been photographed.       
Participate in our "Grand Raffle" and win a trip to Nepal with airfare. Tickets are 1 tkt/$20 or 3 tkts/ $50.  Drawing will be Sunday Sept 12 at 4pm.Purchase at or at Meritage Martini & Oyster Bar.
All proceeds benefit Children's Medical Aid Foundation, a 501 (c ) (3) organization
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EarthdanceDATE: September 17th, 18th, 19th
TIME: 3-Day Camp Out
LOCATION: Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville,CA

MORE: "...a festival that combines the artistic liberation of Burning Man with the socially responsible conscience of the Oregon Country Fair..." - Common Ground Magazine

For 2010, Earthdance Northern California will unite with over 350 locations in 60 countries across the world to create the most conscious global festival of our time. The festival will present an incredible line up of conscious musicians, visual artists, DJ's, speakers and activists, who believe in a sustainable future for our planet.  Working with the theme of "unity in diversity", the festival will host 5 music stages and will feature high profile conscious artists from many genres of the international music scene, including World, Electronica, Hip Hop, Folk and Jazz.  Also included will be an indigenous elder's council, made up of indigenous elders from many nations, who will share wisdom and sacred ceremony.

2010 Line-up includes: Michael Franti and Spearhead  Matisyahu  Zap Mama  Kinky  Dumpstaphunk  Rootz Underground  Trombone Shorty and Orelans Avenue  Beats Antique  Yard Dogs Road Show  Delhi 2 Dublin  BLVD  Wisdom  Indubious  The West Coast Hip Hop Massive Featuring: Lyrics Born, Gift Of Gab, Lateef the Truthseeker  Lo Cura  Blane Lyon  Eoto  Delhi 2 Dublin  Lynx and Janover  Flowmotion  Lo Cura  Sasha Rose  Shimshai  Sambada  Alice Di Micele  Sila and the Afro Funk Experience  Soul Union  TapWater  Lilla D'Mone  Indubious  Trevor Green  Elders Wisdom Council  and many more...

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Event10.20 ~ NutopiA ~ 20.10

Aquarian Gathering of the Rainbow Warriors in Vilcabamba, EcuadorDATE: Wed. Oct. 20th ~ Mon. Nov. 1st
LOCATION: Vilcabamba, Ecuador

MORE: This free, global gathering in Vilcabamba, Ecuador begins the morning of Wednesday, October 20, 2010 and concludes the evening of Monday, November 1, 2010 (10.20.2010 - 11.1.2010).

Partial list of the tentative speakers, with more to come:
* Amelia Plant, herbalist -- Native Herbs and Foods for Health and Sustainability
* Doctor Christine Breese, founder, University of Metaphysical Sciences -- Fearlessness in the 2012 Paradigm Shift
* Yves Zehnder, founder, Sacred Suenos -- Beyond Sustainability: Using Regenerative Design for a Better World and
* Akahi Salas, pranic practitioner -- Pranic Health
* Doctor Brian O'Leary, author and scientist -- topic to be announced and'Leary
* Norie Huddle, author -- Personal and Global Transformation
* Duane Lucas-Harper, artist -- The Equality Meditation and
* Susan Clarke, researcher -- Radio-frequency Radiation Bio-effects
* Doctor Ted Norris, holistic physician -- Wholism, the Next Paradigm in Medicine
* Athena Jezik, cranial-sacral therapist -- Cranial-Sacral Therapy, the Road to Good Health and
* Joel Segurola and Doctor Dan Ecklund, inventors -- Intentional Community and and
* Jay Schumacher, master hypnotherapist -- Consciousness, Energy, and the Matrix of Personal Reality
* John Zielinski, Taoist -- Taoist Alchemy as a Tool for Societal Transformation
* Henrik "raybeam" Lemon, synchromystical researcher -- Entering The Mayan 5th Sun Through the Beetle Stargate and
* Cliff Taylor, media analyst -- How Media Controls the Populace and
* Alex Putney, healer, artist and author -- Human Resonance and the Shift of the Ages
* Felicia, shamaness -- Feminine Shamanism
* Piter Caizer aka "Wildgrass Messiah", raw foodist -- Chlorophyll, Mother Nature's Finest Medicine
* Dennis "galen" Mitrzyk, utopian -- True Cosmology... Creating Heaven on Earth

Partial list of the tentative roundtables, with more to come:
Creating the Manifesto of Light -- co-chaired by Chrissy McMahon and galen
Making a Plan for Action -- co-chaired by Gary Schofield and (to be determined)
Strategies for Moving Forward -- co-chaired by Susan Clarke and (to be determined)
Manifesting the Vision Locally -- co-chaired by Ted Norris and (to be determined)
Manifesting the Vision Globally -- co-chaired by Ted Norris and (to be determined)
ReCreation Retreat... Reprogramming the Self -- co-chaired by John Reilly and (to be determined)
Collaboratively Created Children's Book, "Mommy, Where Do Trees Come From?" -- co-chaired by galen and (tbd)

Partial list of tentative Playshops:
Listening to the Children -- facilitated by Julie Schreiber
Making Masks of Clay Playshop -- facilitated by Don Miles
Creating Change through Cosmic Comics -- co-facilitated by Piter and galen
Tour of Sacred Suenos -- led by Yves Zehnder

Many of the events will be held in the Conference Center of Resort de Agua del Hierro (RAH) in the pristine sacred valley of Vilcabamba in Southern Ecuador.  Families are welcome.  Food and lodging are very reasonably priced in the valley so this trip can be made even on a modest budget.  For instance, a very special NutopiA rate of $10 per day per person has been negotiated with RAH.  It's important to note that you must have a valid passport to enter Ecuador from most countries.

If you're interested in speaking, attending, and/or being involved in any way, please send an e-mail to galen at to register your interest.  

This event is in conjunction with the Continuous Conscious Convergence.  See this clip by Doctor Carl Calleman.

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For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.