The festival, now in its 14th year will:
- Include various tools with the focus of raising awareness of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma to the wider community
- Be a celebration of the community and being pioneers of a new age
The teachings of Yogi Bhajan are imprinted in our hearts, he wished for us to be free and he taught us methods to liberate our hearts so that we could live from our souls and have a positive effect on the beings that come behind us. Our festival this year will be themed to honour his wishes while connecting us to the elemental forces that make it possible for humankind to exist.
Festival Theme for 2018
In numerological terms 2018 (2+0+1+8 = 11) is an 11 year. Our theme is eleven. 11 is an expression of the individualised soul having passed through the zero state and now living the mutual and parallel state of relation in mutuality.
This is a year to fully and totally offer yourself to your higher consciousness. A year to fully receive the offering, not just of life itself, but also the offering of the teachings that guides us through the Maya of time and space towards peace.
The main goal of the great British Kundalini Yoga Festival is to provide an environment where people can come together to experience and enjoy positive, healthy and supportive group energy through yogic practice and wisdom based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.
The festival is committed to sharing this experience with respect for all living beings including other people and their belongings, animals and plants on the festival site. In order that we all keep safe please note that fires including tea lights and incense are strictly forbidden. Please do not bring drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or pets to the festival.
In numerological terms 2018 (2+0+1+8 = 11) is an 11 year.
2018 is a year for breaking the unwanted and karmic ties, the chains, the bonds. And renewing your bond with the Infinite, the Eternal, the Unchanging. Bound to the One within your heart you will be free of everything else. from that state you will discover how the unlikely path becomes the only path.
Gurprasaad: 11 is an expression of the individualised soul having passed through the zero state and now living the mutual and parallel state of relation in mutuality. As if to say ‘oh God, this light that I and others have called myself is in fact all yours’ Gurprasaad means to discover the light that was always the case, and to discover it within oneself. Like a hidden light that was always there in the dark. It was the Self that was illuminating the search for the self. The realisation of the unison between the micro self and the macro self which can be experienced through the realisation God and me, me and God, are one.
A year to fully and totally offer yourself to your higher consciousness. A year to fully receive the offering, not just of life itself, but also the offering of the teachings that guides us through the Maya of time and space towards peace.
Aquarian Sadhana or morning group get together normally begins at 5am.
Interested in the Aquarian Sadhana.
The all-camp-meditation will be held every day at 5.30pm. This is an opportunity for the whole camp, including the children, to meditate together. The meditation will be God and me, me and God are one for 11 minutes.
Children’s Activities will be run by Amanjot Kaur.
This year we invite you to experience a nurturing space at the GBKYF inside the Heart Space Children’s Camp, where children and parent/carers can simply be themselves. Where we can leave our conditioning behind and open up to more love, acceptance and growth through sharing the space together, through games, music, arts and laughter.
Within this container adults would be encouraged to connect to their inner child , full of innocence, initiative and curiosity. Where any child would be accepted and supported just the way they are. A place, where we can strip right down to the centre of our love and gratitude. A community which will inspire and uplift every one of us to the highest potential.
0-4 years to be cared for by parent/carer within the children’s camp area
5-12 years can be left in children’s camp with specifically chosen sevadars
13-17 years to group up for teen camp with Hari Karam Singh.
There will be simple and delicious vegetarian food available at mealtimes cooked fresh on the day. Yogi tea will be available for self service so please bring a flask or travel cup.
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