California’s premiere camping festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has just revealed its exhilarating plans for the 2016 Lucent Temple of Consciousness, which will delve into interactive discussions and workshops covering intimacy/sexuality, deep healing, self-empowerment, liberating practices, finance, activism and more. Located prominently on the festival grounds as the gathering’s sacred vibrational epicenter, The Temple is a sacred refuge devoted to unlocking the mysteries of self and science historically buried from our collective awareness. Featuring celebrated speakers, workshops, day + night time yoga, movement instruction, ecstatic dance, and intimate music encounters with world-renowned musicians–the Temple is the beating heart of Lightning in a Bottle (LIB), and it is just as central to the experience as its celebrated music headliners.
The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, which plays host to several distinct areas (two yoga stages – Yoga Om & Yoga Namaste – , a Learning Kitchen/Silent Disco, two workshop stages -the Pineal Playground and the Mystery School- a Healing Sanctuary for body work, a meditation area and it’s crown gem, the Temple Stage), is home to inspiring presenters including this year’s headliners Pema Khandro Rinpoche (leading Tibetan Buddhist teacher, humanitarian and scholar), Charles Eisenstein (renowned author of spiritually insightful works like Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible), David Wolfe (leading health and wellness expert), Jo Tastulaand Stuart Watkins (known individually as teachers among the yoga community, but together as alchemical magic) plus many more wisdom keepers in the holistic community.
As the sun disappears and the stars scatter about the sky, the Temple morphs into an after-hours hotspot with Ecstatic Dance sets, including a DJ set by Tasha Blank, as well as the Temple’s new late night Intimate Musical Encounters with top musicians including Chet Faker (DJ set) and Nahko. Decompress and let your heart engage in a dance of rhythmic vibrations as a few of your favorite LIB headliners take you on a journey from the inner depths of their soul. Sound healings, ritual performances, spoken word and multi-media art are just a few of the other nightly activities one may stumble upon at the Temple stages. In 2016, the Temple welcomes those who purchased the new Early Arrival Pass with a Cacao Ceremony – an intentional gathering using the gentle cacao plant to facilitate heart opening journeys.
Now celebrating its eleventh year in production, Lightning in a Bottle Art and Music Festival, returns to San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-30, 2016) with music headliners including Chet Faker, Jamie XX, Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Grimes, Four Tet and over 300 additional musicians and artists.
For an early taste of what to expect within the temple areas at LIB, be sure to check out the Lucent Temple of Consciousness “Temple Days” Pre-Event on March 26th at Wanderlust’s new Hollywood location at 1357 Highland Ave in Los Angeles. The event will be a 12-hour urban activation and sacred party comprised of world class speakers, yoga, meditation, experiential workshops, performers, musicians and DJs that represent the caliber one expects from both LIB and Wanderlust. The Temple’s mission is to stimulate your body, expand your mind, and open your heart with its wide array of transformational offerings and give a preview of what lies ahead at the festival.Purchase Temple Day tickets here, visit the Temple Days Facebook page and RSVP to stay in the loop!
Be on the lookout for details on speakers, yoga, music artists, workshop lineups and visit LIB’s Lucent Temple of Consciousness website for continued updates.
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