Celebrate the Wesak Festival in Mount Shasta, California!
19th Annual Wesak Celebration, May 24-26, 2013
Theme: Year One of the New Earth:
Building a Template for the Age of Aquarius
Friday, May 24th - 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, May 25th - 9 am to 11 pm
Sunday, May 26th - 9 am to 9 pm
The Wesak Celebration is held at the Mt Shasta City Park, Lower Lodge — Click here for directions.
Thanks Marianne for articulating what we are doing. — Dawn
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
Why did we pick these dates? Click here.
Wesak 2013 tickets are $300.
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NEW! 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 2013 will be donated to the program.
Our vending area is open to the public.
VENDORS: Click here for an important notice about your space.
Dawn Fazende discusses Wesak 2012, interview by Judith Conrad
2013 Featured Speakers...
Leonard Orr is the discoverer and founder of the worldwide Rebirthing Breathwork movement. As a result of spontaneous rebirthing experiences, from 1962 to 1975, he discovered and developed the technique known as 'connected breathing', where the inhale and exhale are merged with no pause in between. This is the natural breathing rhythm of babies, animals, and most young children. This technique is used today in hundreds of various forms of breathing styles. Leonard is considered as one of the originating pioneers of the New Age movement and Prosperity Consciousness. He has authored over 20 books in more than a dozen languages....... Read more.
Back by popular request!!
Raymond Tarpey (MA, Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Historian)
Raymond is a trained historian. His main area of research is Mayan/Aztec history and spirituality. He also does extensive research on the spiritual legacies of the ancient cultures of China, Japan, the Anasazi, Maya and the Inca. This path, along with information from the Edgar Cayce readings has led him also to do major research on the 'lost continents' of Atlantis & Mu/Lemuria. Raymond also does Tzolk'in Calendar Readings in the Maya tradition..... Read more.
Join Raymond Tarpey and his Crystal Skulls for this special presentation:
The Crystal Skull Journeys to the Lands of Atlantis & the Maya; Revelations for the 2013 Era of Transformation (click to download flyer)
Stephen Mehler (MA, Crystal Skull Researcher, Egyptologist, Rosicrucian Research Scientist)
Stephen Mehler's fascination with ancient Egypt, which began at the age of eight, has guided his education and spiritual work all his life. Mehler holds three degrees in the sciences and is a trained field archaeologist and prehistorian. Mehler also served as a Staff research scientist for the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, in San Jose, California from 1978-1980. For almost 16 years, 1992-2008, Mehler was a student, disciple, and close friend of Egyptian-born Egyptologist and indigenous wisdom keeper, Abd'El Hakim Awyan (1926-2008), popularly known as Hakim. Stephen has written two books, The Land of Osiris and From Light Into Darkness: The Evolution Of Religion In Ancient Egypt..... Read more.
Meg Blackburn Losey (Ph.D)
Meg Blackburn, Ph.D., is the host of Cosmic Particles internet radio show. She is the author of the Bestselling books "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 is also 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.
Joseph Ernest Martin is an accomplished tarot reader and the creator of the internationally- acclaimed Quest Tarot, voted "Best New Age Product of the Year" and winner of the "Visionary Award of Excellence." Martin has been a professional psychic and reader for more than twenty years. Martin has performed literally thousands of readings all over the United States, which gives him a unique perspective on the use of this special tool. His quick wit and ability to connect with audiences, makes him an adept lecturer and teacher on the subject of the Tarot, upcoming events and psychic abilities...... Read more.
Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. Born in West Africa, he traveled with his Shaman grandfather, Job Unegbu, who offered healing to people afflicted with epilepsy, elemental attachments, leprosy, mental curses, depression, and other physical illnesses. His healing education was further enhanced by the techniques he learned from another great man, His Eminence, Sir George King, founder of The Aetherius Society, whose spiritual and yoga teachings offered a strong foundation from which Jude has built a life dedicated to serving humanity and loving all things..... Read more.
Jude The Healer is open for private healings from May 19-27 at the Evergreen Lodge. Call Bachti at 310-848-3119 to reserve your time and schedule.
Markus Thorndike has over twenty years experience in the fields of personal and global transformation, healing and life change. His primary tool for accessing life purpose is Hand Analysis, often through a set of hand and/or finger prints. Though quite skeptical himself before receiving his first hand analysis in 1995, Markus soon began studying the nature of Life Purpose, as revealed by the hands, through the work of the International Institute of Hand Analysis..... Read more.
Meg Benedicte (Quantum Vortex™ Activations)
Meg Benedicte discovered early on that she had a unique gift for understanding subtle energies and later for discerning the vigorous traumatic patterns that relate to dysfunction and ill health. Over the years, she has become a notable pioneer in Quantum Healing, first through her own transformation and eventually working with clients spanning the globe. For the past 20 years, Meg has been sharing these dramatic findings in her proprietary process, Unified Field Therapy®, in private and group Quantum Healings, Meditation CDs and podcasts, with global audiences in telecasts/webinars, radio shows, in the Quantum Vortex™ Teleseminars, and her book, Soul Realized: Unlocking the Sacred Keys of Becoming a Divine Human...... Read more.
MiRa El has been leading the dances of universal peace since 1980. She loves singing, dancing, and making music with others, bringing heaven on earth. She also loves gardening, being active outdoors, and awakening and assisting others in awakening. She has two children and five grandchildren and is delighted that they live nearby..... 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.
Michael Olsen is a Flamenco guitarist and freelance photojournalist, with 30 years of experience in notable, national publications. Born in Hollywood, California, Michael Olsen studied for two years under the world-renowned photographer Earl Theisen of Look Magazine..... Read more.
Special Wesak 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 Mt. Shasta Sacred Site Tour on Monday May 27 from 10-2. Our theme will be Discover and Live the Truth of Who You Are. This tour is offered through Shasta Vortex Adventures, which operates under a permit from US Forest Service.
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.
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.
Download flyer for more information.
Photo by Living Shasta Photography
Tickets are available at the door.
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.
Our vending area is open to the public.
Left: Audience interacting with one of our presenters.
Right: Early shoppers checking products at our Vendor Fair.
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