Celebrate the Wesak Festival in Mount Shasta, California!
20th Annual Wesak Celebration, May 9-11, 2014
Working Theme: Bringing Sacred Back
Wesak 2014 tickets and day passes are now available at the door.
Come to Wesak for Your Spring Tune-up!
Like your family car, your body needs tuning! And since we humans are spiritual beings, that means a spiritual tune-up!
What better place is there in this universe for a spiritual tune-up than the world's most spiritual mountain, Mount Shasta, in the spring? And what better occasion than the celebration of Buddha's Birthday at the Wesak Festival when the spiritual essence and power of all spiritual giants like the Christ come together to celebrate!
In short, it is a certain fact that as spiritual creatures, we humans need to retreat from the material world and experience the ecstasy of spiritual focus and renewal!
This year Wesak is offering the spiritual tune up services of a wide range of spiritual teachers and leaders, like...
2014 Featured Speakers...
Kathlyn L. Kingdon, M. A., Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, co-founder of Madison Street Counseling Center, Women's Mysteries Tours, the Rocky Mountain Enneagram Center and The Vajra Flame Foundation, Ltd., is a true renaissance woman. Her lifetime achievements hold distinction in multiple professional fields. >An experienced conference presenter, she has designed programs for corporate and educational entities to assist with organizational change and employee empowerment. She has offered workshops on group process, grief work, optimal human functioning, and the sacred feminine. She has lectured on the use of music and the voice to enhance personal functioning at physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, and has recorded and published several instructional CDs used by Dynamic Listening Systems of Denver, Colorado, and their providers. Additionally, she served as editor for the psychological publication, The Journal of Giftedness and Gifted Education, published by the Gifted Development Center, Denver, Colorado..... Read more.
The ascended master Djwal Kuhl achieved enlightenment in the 1800s under the guidance of Kuthumi and El Morya in Kashmir, northern India. He is profoundly learned, knowing more more about the seven rays and the spiritual hierarchy than perhaps any other. He channeled wisdom books to Alice Bailey, a modern leader of the Theosophical Society. He is presently the head of developing, staffing, and creating curriculum for wisdom schools on the fifth dimension, which people increasingly attend both during sleep and between lives.
At the age of 14, don Miguel Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita. From that early age, he was called upon to translate Madre Sarita's prayers, lectures and workshops from Spanish into English. In this way, through constant repetition and review, he learned the content of her teachings in both languages. Through interpreting for Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. came to understand the power of faith. He saw first-hand how she manifested her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually. Miguel Jr. has taken the lessons of his father and grandmother and discovered his own personal freedom. After decades of training, Miguel Jr. was finally ready to share everything he had learned. As a Nagual, he now helps others discover optimal physical and spiritual health, so that they may achieve their own personal freedom...... Read more.
Meg Blackburn Losey (Ph.D)
Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D., is the is the author of 8 books including the newly released "The Art of Living Out Loud" and is the Bestselling author of "Touching the Light", "The Secret History of Consciousness", the International Bestseller "The Children of Now", The Living Light Cards other great books. She is also the author of the "Online Messages" and a contributor to Bestselling "The Mystery of 2012 Anthology". Dr Meg is the creator of the Touching the Light Healing Modality and offers Certification courses. Information is available at touchingthelight.org..... Read more.
Keiko Anaguchi is a well-known spiritual counselor, consultant and public speaker in Japan. She is also a spiritual entrepreneur. She is recognized as a person who can manifest a spiritual message in a realistic form. Over the past 15 years she has trained 5,000 people to be spiritual counselors. She has served over 10,000 clients in the past 10 years. She leads spiritual tours to Mt. Shasta and Sedona in the U.S., as well as to Southern France, England, Peru, and other power spots..... Read more.Post Wesak Event from Dolphin Star Temple
Joanna Cherry is Founder of Ascension Mastery International (AMI), an organization based in Mount Shasta, California. AMI helps build the consciousness that we are part of the divine, unlimited and totally free; and that our natural state is one of full mastery, happiness and fulfillment. Since 1980, Joanna has given workshops and talks nationally and internationally on spiritual subjects. Among these are contacting and becoming one's master self; emotional healing; sexuality and spirituality; fulfilling life purposes; rejuvenation and immortality; light body activation; and ascension..... Read more.
Tom Mercer has been a featured lecturer on his unique water research techniques for the Energy Frontiers International, teaching seminars at Black Hills State University, South Dakota and Hypercharged water research at the Black Hills School of Mines and Technology, along with dozens of health expos and seminars around the U.S..... Read more.
Saryon is a web author, channel, and international speaker whose workshops, conferences, and private readings have touched the lives of people throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Saryon's lifelong devotion to the practice of channeling has led to extraordinary breakthroughs in consciousness that have helped make the angelic realms a much more accessible experience for his audience. Click Here to see Saryon speak about "Angels and the New Peace Consciousness"..... Read more.
Kathy Zavada is a nationally acclaimed performing/recording artist and producer of sacred music. She is also an ordained Interfaith minister, inspirational speaker and long-time retreat and workshop facilitator. Kathy's music has been heralded in the top-ten best world CDs on Amazon.com and downloaded on iTunes all over the world..... 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.
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.
Friday, May 9 - 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, May 10 - 9 am to 11 pm
Sunday, May 11 - 9 am to 9 pm
Wesak 2014 tickets and day passes are now available at the door.
The Wesak Celebration is held at the Mt Shasta City Park, Upper Lodge — Click here for directions.
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
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Wesak Sacred Site Tour
Are you ready to deeply remember who you are and why you're here on Earth during these extraordinary times?
Are you inspired to explore some of the most powerful sacred sites on Mount Shasta?
If you are, join please join us for a Wesak Sacred Site Tour on Monday May 12 from 10-2. Our theme will be Receiving the Gifts of Magical Mount Shasta.
After enjoying the profound speakers and inspiring music of the Wesak Festival, you'll be ready to come up on the mountain for a true spiritual adventure.
Mount Shasta is a magical place. The pure energy the mountain radiates makes it easy for you to connect with your deepest essence and to remember your true purpose.
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. For more information, please see mountshastaretreat.net.
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 $35 per person. The price the day of the tour is $45.
We will be meeting at 9:45 in the parking lot of Berryvale Grocery, 305 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
If you have any questions or would like to register, please email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawn Fazende discusses Wesak 2012, interview by Judith Conrad
Mt. Shasta: its origin as mecca for spiritual seekers (Mt. Shasta Herald)
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.
Photo by Living Shasta Photography
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.
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.
Would you like to be a vendor at Wesak?
Please or call 530-926-1762 for more information and to reserve the best booth location. Vending space is limited.
PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept cash payments for vendor spaces. No representative of Wesak will ask you for a cash payment. Please pay by check or money order (made out to "Wesak"), credit card or PayPal.
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Left: Audience interacting with one of our presenters.
Right: Early shoppers checking products at our Vendor Fair.
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