Annual Wesak Celebration: May 7-9, 2021
LIVE STREAM : Please join us ONLINE this year.
Next year, we will be here in Mt. Shasta, together!
This Year’s Theme: “Lifting up – Ourselves and Humanity”
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Featured Speaker: Jasmuheen
A meditator for over 44 years, the lifetime President of the GCSS in India, Jasmuheen, specialises in deep inner plane journeys using the alchemical meditative process to allow people to merge even deeper with their own enlightened nature. As an Ambassador of Peace for the Embassy of Peace, she has travelled constantly since 1994 and achieved many positive things in the world with her work with tribal cultures in Colombia, the Amazons and also the slums in Brazil plus working with various levels of government… Read more.
Grace is an Essene mystic and internationally known healer, spiritual teacher and mystic poet. Her deep wisdom, comforting, love and powerful healing energy has touched the lives of people all over the world. For nearly thirty years she has been offering her divinely inspired gifts of heart awakening and inspiration for the upliftment of humanity and the earth. She draws much of her wisdom from the ancient lineage of the Essenes, and teaches our interconnectedness to all life, the earth and the cosmos… Read more.
Peter Mt. Shasta was given his name by the Ascended Master Saint Germain, who appeared before him in physical form in Muir Woods, California, in 1973. He was offered the opportunity to ascend, but after Saint Germain showed him the suffering of humanity he chose to stay in embodiment to be of service. As a result of that decision he was sent to Mount Shasta, where he was trained for several years by Pearl Dorris, former director of the I AM Sanctuary of San Francisco, and assistant to Godfre Ray King… Read more.
Born in Quebec, she trained in the USA as a yoga teacher in the Shivananda method in the 70’s, Carmen continued her airline career while working for a spiritual publishing company for 9 years in the 80’s, lecturing across Canada. Later on, in the mid 90’s, still flying, she obtained her translation diploma at UBC to become a literary translator in the field of philosophy for different publishing companies... Read more.
Cathleen Marie Alexander has been a student of the Ascended Masters for decades. She currently teaches online for Meru University, sponsored by The Hearts Center Community. Cathleen has been a major player in establishing the Hearts Center’s place in our Mount Shasta spiritual community. She hosts many events such as a Saturday evening Violet Flame Meetup, in person and now on Zoom, as well as an Angels, Angels, Angels Book Club on Wednesday afternoons. Cathleen has been instrumental in an upsurge of interest in PanEuRhythmy, a Bulgarian spiritual circle dance developed by Peter Deunov… Read more.
Lewis Elbinger is a multidimensional grandfather, yogi, poet, artist, retired diplomat, planetary citizen and dedicated evolutionary. He hitchhiked from Scotland to India in 1968 when he was 21 years old and has been a world traveler ever since. He studied yoga and meditation at the ashram of Swami Muktananda in Ganeshpuri, India. Lewis and his Indian friend Sri Harish Karun co-founded the East West Ashram Trust, a spiritual retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas. After a 28-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service that included 16 assignments in ten countries, Lewis retired in 2011… Read more.
Joanna is a spiritual teacher who has received clear messages for decades from her I Am Presence and beautiful masters. Whenever she is guided she shares a particular message with others. Masters she is closest to are the immortal Babaji, Djwal Khul, Yeshua (Jesus), Mafu, Ramtha, and St. Germain. She aligns her heart and mind with spirit and lets things flow. She is a Doctor of Ministerial Science from the Teaching of Intuitional Metaphysics, a non-denominational church whose teachings were brought forward by Babaji… Read more.
Mikaelah Cordeo, spiritual author, healer and teacher, shares her Annual Blessing from the Buddha at our 2021 Wesak Festival. At the request of Gautama Buddha, she has offered Wesak (during the full moon following Easter) celebrations since 2004. Mikaelah shares her gifts through numerous books, videos, classes, teleseminars and private sessions… Read more.
Andree Morgana is the Visionary Founder of University of the Universe and Hayehwatha Institute, two nonprofit educational organizations located in Mount Shasta. For the past 50 years Andrée has been researching the phenomenon of Unity Consciousness that is being explored in our country today as NonDuality and the Quantum Field. Andrée has been primarily interested in direct experience, which for her, first included the identification of Consciousness and the awakening of Unbounded Consciousness as an all-time reality… Read more.
2021 Musical Guests
Shakti Rising is a Kirtan group from Mount Shasta. They are led by harmonium player and lead kirtanist, Sahadev, who took the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course in 1992, and has been in love with all aspects of yoga ever since. He currently teaches yoga classes and leads weekly kirtan and scripture study groups in Mount Shasta, CA. He is also an audio and video recording engineer and offers PA sound system services in support of inspiring musicians and teachers… Read more.
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,
There will be no vendors this year.
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
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