23rd Annual Wesak Celebration, May 12-14, 2017
Why did we pick these dates? Click here.
2017 Featured Speakers
Talk Title: Healing for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
Description: Empathy is a gift when used well. It can also be the root cause of your symptoms–especially if those symptoms keep reoccurring no matter what you’ve done. Learn a channeled 5-step process specific for HSPs to clear your lethargy, lack of focus, heavy heartedness, tight muscles, or various other forms of pain and illness so you can finally heal and better help others. Leave with a new awareness and a confirmation that you’re not alone, and that there are answers to your questions. Volunteers will receive an on-the-spot reading and for some volunteers, a release of the underlying cause!…… Read more.
Jozef Pinter, holistic physical therapist, intuitive healer, workshop leader, and inventor of the patented Vortex Board, draws from 30 years of innovative work that began in his homeland of Slovenia and continues at the Princeton Holistic Clinic in New Jersey. Through demonstrations, Jozef teaches others to use his integrated, intuitive healing approach that includes use of the Vortex Board, pendulum and Bovis units. Jozef simplifies and demystifies the healing process, helps others see the source of their illnesses, then empowers their healing with the clarity of personalized interventions and the inspiration of specific feedback on their healing progress…. Read more.
Human awareness is the most sophisticated technology available and with guidance you can learn to expand your awareness, beyond the size of our universe, to observe greater details of our universe and beyond and understand your connectedness with all of life everywhere.
This is the next frontier of science; to observe, research and understand our universe and beyond from direct personal experience rather than relying solely on scientific instruments, theory and mathematics…… Read more.
Kansas native, Nakala Akasie contemporary Pleiadian Messenger, channel, and author of When Angels Speak: The Awakening: A Pleiadian Endeavor and the series entitled The Accounts of a Pleiadian Traveler, recently relocated to the spiritual center of Mt. Shasta, California to act as a bridge for the Higher Realms of Light during the planetary and cosmic shifts taking place.
Nakala began her work as a channel in 2008 and works with the Pleiadian group Akasie and others who travel the realms of Light in assisting people in their creative process…. Read more.
Mojie is a multi dimensional, multi faceted photonic being of light. She was born in Tehran, Iran. At the age of eleven she migrated to the US. At a young age knew she would travel through the cosmos as a part of her agreement for incarnating on this planet.
Mojie’s life experiences enabled her access to the zero point of her existence, connection with inter dimension beings, and her innate abilities. She became whole and integrated when she discovered her direct connection to Source…. Read more.
Topic: “Unconditional Reality: How to Be There From Here”
“Unconditional Reality” is a direct result of lifelong experiences, conversations and precious friendships with many powerful beings, and the willingness to ‘hear’ my expanded self and converse with other aspects of my total life experience……. Read more.
Sahadev and Dawn Fazende lead bhajan/kirtan chanting weekly in Mt. Shasta. Kirtan is call-and-response devotional chanting of the Divine Names in the Hindu tradition. This repetitive type of chanting naturally puts us into energetic alignment with the deities whose names are chanted…. Read more.
Anton Mizerak is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who plays tabla, harmonica, synthesizers and piano. Anton is literate in Sanskrit, with an M.A. in the History of Religions. He has an intimate understanding of Asian spiritual and musical traditions which he utilizes to create music that enriches and enlivens the listener…. Read more.
Wesak Sacred Site Tour
Mount Shasta is known worldwide for its incredible spiritual power. The pure energy the mountain radiates makes it easy for you to connect with your deepest essence and to remember your true purpose.
After enjoying a weekend of profound speakers and inspiring music, you’ll be ready to come up on the mountain for a life-changing spiritual adventure. Attendees at the past five Celebrations have found the sacred site journey to a powerful way to deepen and integrate their Wesak experience.
We will do gentle hikes to some of the most potent spots on Mount Shasta. Once there, you’ll enjoy guided meditations as well as time to receive the profound gifts offered in the Silence.
Your guide will be Andrew Oser, an author and life coach who lives in Mt. Shasta. Andrew has been guiding retreats and tours on the mountain since 1982. He has a great passion for helping visitors receive the abundant gifts Mount Shasta has for them.
To make this life-changing experience accessible to all of you, Andrew is only charging a nominal fee for his services. With advance registration, which is strongly encouraged, the fee is only $44 per person. The price the day of the tour is $55.
We will be meeting May 15th at 9:45 at the Headwaters in the City Park, 1315 Nixon St., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067.
All activities on Mt. Shasta are conducted through Shasta Vortex Adventures, which operates under special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service. These activities operate on a non-discriminatory basis.
A message from a Wesak 2015 attendee
I felt inspired to share with our community a beautiful highlight from our annual Wesak event this past weekend of May 1st to the 3rd, 2015. I have been attending Wesak since its inception for over 20 years and for the past 5 years, we have been graced to have Spring Hill Nursery loan us plants of our choice for setting up the Wesak hall of events. This includes presenters, musicians, Kirtan, guests and volunteers.
This year we had something noticeable take place that to my knowledge has not happened any other year to this degree. This year when I went to pick up plants from Spring Hill Nursery, I wanted bring as many blooming plants as possible to brighten the effect up on the stage. The nursery is very generous year after year to provide our event with plants for loan with the provision that we state they are for sale, and that they come from Spring Hill Nursery. They also state that if there is any damage in transport or during our event, we agree to buy them.
We had a smaller group this year, and I first had concern about the fact that the plants we were loaned were more in tight buds and the leafing plants were tucked in so to speak. The stage we put the plants on was darken so no natural light came into contact with the stage except for a few string lights.
As the weekend progressed I noticed something which I had never witnessed before. Up on stage I could almost watch the flowers start to bloom in a slow motion fashion and by the end of the weekend with all the speakers have given their talks, the musicians and Kirtan play their music and the guests really being present for this event, the plants responded actively in a like manner. The spiritual light was such that ALL of the plants came to full bloom, expansion and were literally bursting forth in chorus. What a joyous surprise to witness and partake in. The flavor of our deep relationship with nature and the plant kingdom was thriving. Whoever buys these plants are receiving the most high, in terms of natural allowance and maximum in plant growth.
Again, I deeply want to thank all participants who made Wesak a wonderful event and especially thank Spring Hill Nursery for the opportunity to share their beautiful plants with us at Wesak.
Bright Blessings for us all,
The Wesak Celebration is held at the Mt Shasta City Park, Lower Lodge —
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INTRODUCING OUR NEW VENDOR COORDINATOR:
Human beings operate in so many realms, above and beyond the miraculous but relatively mundane physical, mental, emotional, and energetic. But what is it that connects us, what are the virtues and substance of our true natures, as individual “consciousnesses” and as the infinite, magical, mystery of which we are all part? And as our world changes, as time seems to speed up, as our minds and bodies and technologies evolve, what remains true and essential? Has this changed? Surely our relationship to it has, as we grow in awareness. With so much changing so fast, how do we stay attuned and aligned to live our part consciously, both personally and universally?
Mount Shasta’s Wesak festival is a “spiritual family reunion” begun, in what some consider one of the holiest places on this earth, by the late Dr. Joshua Stone and now under the direction of Dawn Fazende (editor of Mount Shasta Magazine).
Wesak is named for the legendary convergence of Buddha, Christ and other Masters in the hallowed Wesak Valley in the Himalayas during the Buddha full moon occurring in May each year. The convergence is celebrated variously in cultures throughout the world, including annual pilgrimages to the original site. The Mount Shasta Wesak Festival, however, is an event whose scope extends far beyond the Buddhist holiday with whom many associate the term Wesak.
As one of the seven sacred mountains in the world, Mount Shasta is uniquely suited for this annual North American Pilgrimage. The very atmosphere here is charged with powerful energetic currents and a profoundly restorative silence. The mountain is considered alternately as the Heart Chakra or the Head Chakra of the planet. The I AM Activity, a religion based on instructions dictated by St. Germain in the 1930s on Mt. Shasta, states that this is the place where Christ energy enters the planetary grid.
Local Native Americans believe Mt. Shasta is where God lives and Creation began. Many believe there is a city under the mountain and that Mt. Shasta is a portal between dimensions. It is said that the lenticular clouds so frequently seen here are generated when a vehicle moves between dimensions. Tibetan Buddhists, who are building a monastery here, have 28 specific criteria a mountain must meet to be called sacred. Mt. Shasta is the only one in the USA that meets all 28. People have been drawn to be present with Mt. Shasta’s pristine and beautiful natural environment for years. They come to renew their souls and spirits and, at Wesak, to hear the best teachers available anywhere who assist with their personal development.
With every century, people see things differently. A 21st Century worldview is emerging — of oneness, interdependence and the primacy of consciousness — but calcified institution stay stuck in the limitations of 20th Century thinking. Our job is to be the presence of the Alternative wherever we are, always presenting another way to see the world whenever love is not put first.
— Marianne Williamson
If we make consistent effort, based on proper education, we can change the world. We are selfish, that’s natural, but we need to be wisely selfish, not foolishly selfish. We have to concern ourselves more with others’ well-being, that’s the way to be wisely selfish. We have the ability to take the long-term benefit into account. I think it is possible to make real change in this century.
— HH Dalai Lama
Photo by Living Shasta Photography
Wesak is an Eastern Tradition
Years ago our local Buddhist Abbey contacted us about the fact that we were using the wrong date to celebrate Wesak. They reminded me that Buddha was born a Hindu, under the Vedic (or Sidereal or Eastern) Astrological system. I checked online and virtually all the Buddhist countries celebrated Wesak at a different time than we were.
So I contacted a Vedic astrologer who cast the Wesak dates back to the time of Christ and found they Wesak was ALWAYS on the full moon of MAY which, in the Vedic system is Taurus. It seemed westerners had again taken an eastern tradition and made it conform to our specifics by using the Tropical (Western) Astrological system.
I looked into this very carefully and came to the conclusion that Alice Bailey made a typical western centric mistake — normal for her time and culture — and assumed Wesak was a western creation, under a western zodiac, the one with which she was familiar. She was told to celebrate on the Taurus Moon (and we all know it’s really the Scorpio moon, Taurus sun.) I believe she went with what she knew — the western sun sign of Taurus running from April 21 to May 21.
Many of the descriptions given by various western spiritualists — including I am told Bailey herself — say that the festivals of the three moons are EASTERN in origin. The Buddha full moon is a Vedic tradition — an eastern tradition. (Remember DK is the Tibetan.) The down pouring of the Wesak blessing has always been tied in with Buddha’s birth/death/enlightenment, according to Dr. Stone. Wesak is the date of this birth, death and enlightenment. This is celebrated by Buddhist countries as the first full moon in May. The Vedic system shows Taurus at varying times — because it actually calculated when the constellations are directly overhead — but roughly mid May to mid June.
Sun in Taurus, full moon in sun sign Taurus, occurs twice in a year — once in the Tropical and once in the Vedic systems. We decided to used the Vedic system as it seems to be more in keeping with Buddha’s heritage and traditions.
Where two or more are gathered the Ascended ones will attend, no matter what the dates may be. It is only we on this plane who are constricted by such measurements. We are fully in touch with Wesak’s spiritual energies. Our participants fully receive the outpouring being offered by the Ascended Masters. While doing that they also receive information to allow them to incorporate that energy into their lives.
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This year’s event is also a fundraiser for our local Meals on Wheels Auxiliary. Part of the proceeds from Wesak 2014 will be donated to the program.
Meals on Wheels needs a wheelchair accessible van capable of carrying at least 4 wheelchairs. The cost on these is quite substantial — upwards of $50,000. Grants may cover part of the expense but they require matching funds from the program. We are counting on Wesak to provide a descent part of the those funds.