Celebrating Samhain, Calan Gaeaf, Honouring our Ancestors

Date(s) - 01/11/2024 - 03/11/2024
7:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Derwenlas Hall, Machynlleth

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Celebrating Samhain, Calan Gaeaf, Honouring our Ancestors

Friday 1st ~ Sunday 3rd November

Derwenlas Community Hall

SY20 8TN

SamhainCalan Gaeaf, the Celtic New Year, is the end of the harvest season and time to enter the darker part of the year.  It is said that at this time the veils between the worlds are thin and traditionally we remember and honour our ancestors and connect with those that have gone before.  We do this with love and respect.  Kali Puja happens to fall on Samhain this year, the same time as Diwali, the festival of lights.  Drawing from the wisdom of Mother India we will also focus on Kali, Goddess of time, change, creation, power, destruction and death. Kali can help us remove illusions, can help us clear away all that is ready to be let go of, to truthfully embrace all that is.  Removing the dominance of the ego, the Light can shine, the Light that is found even in what appears to be darkness.

We will use Dances of Universal Peace that provide a joyful, multi-cultural way to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.  Being inspired by the wisdom and sacred phrases of the many spiritual traditions of humankind, they are essentially a form of celebration and meditation in sound and movement. The Dances are easy to learn and everything you need to know for each Dance is taught first.  There will be some sitting meditation, chant and a chance to remember and light a candle for those who have died.

Croeso i bawb ~ all are welcome whether you are new to the Dances of Universal Peace or returning for another drink from this particular well!

Join us for the whole weekend or some of it.  This is a non-residential weekend mini-retreat, a chance to dive deeper, to benefit from the nourishing support of being together.  Please get in touch if you need help with accomodation or if you can offer accomodation.

Please bring food to share: Feasting is also traditional!  We’ll share lunch and supper on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.

Please bring cushions and shawls anything that helps you feel comfortable.  

Friday 7.30 ~ 9.00pm, Saturday 10.30am ~ 8.30pm, Sunday 10.30 ~ 4.00pm

Cost: £65 for the whole weekend (concessions available)