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The One Tree Gathering

25.08.2018 - 26.08.2018

 
 

SHARED ROOTS IN COMMON GROUND

A life enhancing weekend of workshops, talks, and ceremonies, bringing members of the British Pagan and Hindu communities together.
A time for friendship, celebration, and learning.
 
 
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Watch our Promo Video and find out why you should be part of the One Tree Gathering

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2018

Celebration of the Sun

The Sun is revered in many cultures. 

Join us for an exploration of the universal meanings of the Day Star in our traditions, philosophy and arts, and a fresh look at how celebration of the Sun binds our cultures together.

Join us for an exploration of the universal meanings of the Day Star in our traditions, philosophy and arts, and a fresh look at how celebration of the Sun binds our cultures together.

 The Sun: A giver of life

The Sun: A giver of life

ThEME: Celebration of the Sun

The Sun ripens our crops, warms our world, and drives the flow of wind and water across the planet. Many cultures have recognised this vital power, and have found diverse ways to respond to it. Explore them with us.

 Finding friendship in diversity

Finding friendship in diversity

Rhythm: What TO EXPECT

A weekend of talks, discussions, performance, and interactive workshops as well as plenty of space to get to know people from many different traditions. Refreshment will be provided, and on-site accommodation is available.
 

 Exploring the beauty of our traditions in magical surroundings

Exploring the beauty of our traditions in magical surroundings

LOCATION: Beaumanor Hall

Nestled in the heart of the midlands, Beaumanor Hall is an idyllic stately home whose beautiful grounds boast an ancient yew grove - the perfect place for Britain's Earth-revering communities to gather.

What to expect

During the weekend we will have an opportunity to meet like minded people and take part in inspiring  talks, discussions and interactive workshops as well as get to know each other through bonding activities.

On Saturday night we will have a bonfire and an Eisteddfod - a session of creativity - a great opportunity for learning about our cultures through music, poetry, storytelling or anything you created and would like to share with others.

Some of the activities will take place outside to allow you to enjoy the beautiful  grounds of Beaumanor Hall.

So come and join us for a weekend of building friendship between Hindu and Pagan communities and celebrating bonds and values we share.


Sleeping and Eating

Refreshments and vegetarian/vegan meals will be provided throughout the weekend, and are included in the price of your ticket. If you have any additional dietary requirements, please let us know.

Accommodation available on site in a form of a two basic single sex dormitories with shared bathrooms. Spaces are limited.

If you will be making your own sleeping arrangements, there are a range of affordable options nearby.


Prices

The cost of full weekend includes activities and meals:

Adults - £50

Children under 18 - £36

Kids under 10 - £10

Overnight on-site accommodation -  +£10 per person.


Previous Events

2010 - Balaji Temple, Birmingham

2013 - Whitlenge Garden Centre, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

2014 - Warrington

2015 - Whitlendge Garden Centre, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

2016 - Beaumanor Hall, Loughborough

2017 - Beaumanor Hall, Loughborough


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Discover...

 

 

The One Tree Gathering is a project based on the idea of common origins of the ancient European and Dharmic cultures. The project was initiated between 2006 and 2010 as a result of meetings between members of the ICCS and OBOD (the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids).

The aim of the project is to explore connections particularly between the Celtic traditions and Hindu culture and to provide a platform for our communities to exchange ideas and form relationships based on friendship, mutual understanding and shared values. 

One Tree Gathering is a forum where we can learn about each other and learn from each other.

 

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What do Celtic and Dharmic traditions have in common?

  • Indo-European origins of the culture and language
  • Cyclical concept of time and life
  • Worshiping of the divine in nature
  • Working with the elements of fire, water, air and earth
  • Celebrations of the seasons
  • Key role of the Sun and the Moon
  • Focus on spiritual growth and awareness, peace and wisdom

About Hinduism

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In Hinduism there is one transcendent Divinity referred to as Brahman. All deities are forms of manifestation of the same supreme being and represent different characteristics and qualities. Hindus rarely worship all of the gods and goddesses simultaneously. Instead, anyone can experience the divine in the way that suits best at the particular time or occasion or appeal to their personality. The freedom and tolerance of individual approach to the divine recognises other forms of worship ‘as  many paths to one god’.

The universe is an infinite process of creation, preservation and dissolution. Each being goes through a reincarnation cycle of birth, death and rebirth known as samsara. The real self (atman) is distinct from the temporary body made of matter (prakriti). When the physical body dies, the soul remain immortal and it's reborn in a different body. Each soul has an ability to create its unique destiny according to the law of karma (the universal law of action and reaction) by making choices based on principles of Dharma. An individual creates next life as a results of action during the current life. The  spiritual goal is to liberate oneself from this perpetual cycle and achieve a divine state of Moksha by self realisation and freeing oneself from desires and attachments.


About Druidry

Druidry is an earth-centred philosophy and way of life, that looks to the woods, waters, and skies of North Western Europe as sources of profound wisdom. Inspired by the legendary priests and poets of the Iron Age, and drawing upon the art and cultural heritage of the Celtic peoples, contemporary Druidry is an open and inclusive movement, that fosters creativity and ritual as ways of engaging profoundly with the natural world.

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