On this page you will find listings of upcoming events that are either directly related to Druidry, or which we feel might be of interest. They are organised by many different people and groups, and their listing here does not imply our endorsement.
If you would like to list an event here please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
More Druid-related events can be found on the Events pages of The Druid Network
17-19 April - Contemplative Druidry residential retreat near Malvern. Friday – Sunday 17-19 April 2015 at Anybody’s Barn, Birchwood Hall, Storridge, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5EZ. Arrivals from 4.30 pm for 6.30 pm supper on Friday; departures from 4.30 pm on Sunday. The retreat will be led by James Nichol supported by some of the other members of the Gloucestershire Contemplative Group who feature in this book, these are JJ Middleway, Elaine Knight, Karen Webb and Julie Bond. We will enter sacred space and move into introductions and a culture setting process on Friday evening. There will be sitting meditations and an introduction to “Awen Space”. Other offerings may include chanting, sacred movement, outside walking meditation and ‘lectio divina’ from the book of nature. It will also offer the opportunity simply to be, alone and with fellow travellers, in a beautiful nurturing space. We will work with a maximum of sixteen people, including ourselves. So please book early to make sure of your place. The cost of the retreat, including accommodation, catering and facilitator team expenses is £105 waged or £95 unwaged per person. A non-returnable deposit of £30 will secure your place with the balance payable by 21 March 2015. Contact email@example.com for further information or to make a booking. See also www.contemplativedruidevents.tumblr.com
18 April - Incense Making - Afternoon Class with Christina Oakley Harrington at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Loose Incense is used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in the natural magic of love, prosperity and herbal witchcraft. This half-day workshop teaches you how to blend your own, either based on old recipes from grimoires or according to Wiccan principles and folk customs. By the end of the day you'll know your frankincense from your benzoin, your Picatrix from your Agrippa, and you will have made two incenses to take home with you. Price: £30. Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 12.45 arrival for a 1pm start. Ends at 5.30.
22 April - Earth Day - The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. EDN works to broaden the definition of “environment” to include all issues that affect our health, our communities and our environment, such as greening deteriorated schools, creating green jobs and investment, and promoting activism to stop air and water pollution. For more information visit here.
23 April - Stories of Odin - Storytelling with Abbie Palache at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. An evening of magical storytelling from renowned storyteller Abbie Palache, with tales tonight centred around the Norse god Odin. Price: £10. Ring 0207 419 8507. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
24 April-2 May - White Horse Druid Camps for OBOD members and friends - Beltane at Wildways on the Borle. FFI please email Liz Cruse on firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07949620809.
25 April - Mysteries of Beltane- Day Workshop with Suzanne Corbie. Spend the day immersed in the ancient lore of May Day. You will be treated to folklore, traditional customs, pagan spiritual meanings — and for ways in which it is celebrated in the present as well as in the past. It includes illustrated lecture, handouts, meditation and some traditional craft work. A full-participation ceremony completes the day. Suzanne Corbie is a practising Wiccan Priestess with 40 years’ experience. She brings a wealth of information and personal insight. Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). Register by phone 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 10.45 for 11 am start.
29 April - Songs for Beltane: Hannah Sanders - Folk Music Gig. The ballads and songs of love, lust and magic of the spring lead us into the season of Beltane. Join us for an evening of enchantment. Hannah Sanders is a professional folk musician, and we are delighted to have her here again after she took us by storm last autumn with her Halloween gig. Her new album, Charms Against Sorrow, speaks to the pagan magic which infuses her work -it's receiving good acclaim and has been played on BBC Radio 2. Lots of news on her Facebook Page. Price: £10 Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
1 May - Flowering Meditation - at the Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. The gardens open at 5.30 am and we hold a morning meditation around the Beltane fire at 7 am. We will also gather at the well head at 12 pm for midday meditation until 12.30. For details visit here.
1 - 3 May - Beltane Weekend Workshop - Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershire. Balancing the Flame is a series of weekend workshops designed to explore, re-member and celebrate the eight most potent points of the year, the solar festivals, in relation to ourselves and the land upon which we live. Beltane means 'Bright Fire' and it is a time of vibrancy and fertility in nature, blossoms abound, there is a greening over the land and plants, animals and humans are fully awakened . . . there is a quickening in the air as the solar breath and warm rain speed growth. Led by Mandy Pullen and Jane Embleton we have been running these workshops since 2012 and have extended them to weekends to go deeper into the work. Cost £210 which includes accommodation, food, materials and tuition. More information and booking details click here or here. Email or Phone: 01594 541850 / 07805 800313.
1-5 May - OBOD Southern Hemisphere Assembly at Mt. Hyland Wilderness Retreat, Dorrigo. FFI contact email@example.com or via PO Box 156 Monbulk VIC 3793.
3 May - BELTANE Gorsedd of the Elderwood Grove OBOD & Elderwood Grove Clan. You Are Invited To: Elderwood Grove OBOD & Elderwood Grove Clan Gorsedd/Gathering & Potluck.There is no limit of how many individuals guests can bring or whom they can invite for this event as long as they are Pagan friendly! Please RSVP by Wednesday April 29, 2015. Jen’s Cell: 636-244-7222 Neal's Cell: 636-244-7244. 11:00am TO 4:00pm. Ritual gebins atnoon. Hel at August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area 2360 Hwy D St Charles, Missouri, USA 63304. Brings drums or other instruments, Flowers for the altar, lawn chairs & potluck. We stopped using plastic silverware, cups, plates, etc. for Mother Earth sakes so please bring your own non-disposable utensils, cups and plates. Summary Page - Map - Area Brochure Yours in the Peace from the Grove, Jennifer and Neal Cox /|\
7 May - Ella Young & Celtic Magic - with Dorothea McDowell at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Ella Young (1867 - 1956) was part of the Celtic revival, a poet mythographer and folklorist. Her spiritual life centred upon these passions too. She wrote in 1910 in Kerry "There is nobody for miles, but I am not alone. Five or six elves of the hillside are trotting beside me." She moved to California in 1925 where she became a cultural celebrity; she was a professor of at Berkeley and was famed for giving lectures in druid robes. She knew Pixie Smith, the artist of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck. Dorothea McDowell is author of Ella Young and Her World: Celtic Mythology, the Irish Revival and the Californian Avant-Garde (2014). Price: £7. Phone 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
19 - 24 May 2015 AN OBOD RETREAT at CAE MABON IN SNOWDONIA - We invite you to join us in a unique retreat experience in the magical landscape of Snowdonia in Wales. Cae Mabon is set in an oak forest glade and centered on a Celtic Roundhouse - a collection of unique and beautiful structures set in woodland facing the mountains with lake Llyn Padarn in the valley below. To the west is Ynys Mon (the island of Anglesey), the heartland of the Druids in ancient times. To the east is Dinas Emrys, where dragons are said to have risen from the ground and where the young Merlin spoke his first great prophecy. Cae Mabon is deep in old Druid country. Some say Taliesin is her guardian spirit. Its cob cottage, straw bale hogan, cedar cabin and barn are situated amongst lush greenery and woodland, and the Afon Fachwen (‘little white river’) flows from Elidir near the thatched round house and cedar hot tub. During our retreat there will be storytelling, music-making, meditation and ritual. We will visit Dinas Emrys, and open to the Spirit of Druidry and the land. The retreat will be led by Penny Billington, editor of Druid journal Touchstone and author of The Path of Druidry: Walking the Ancient Green Way and Philip Carr-Gomm. Honorary Bards ZZ Birmingham and Eric Maddern will entertain us with music and storytelling. This retreat is now full. To go on a waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
22-25 May - International Camp for OBOD members and friends - Gathering Around the Linden Tree - Theme: The Forest and the Otherworld at Neuerburg, Eifel, Germany. Registration open now. FFI go to www.lindenhain.eu. The international camp 2015 will be held this time in Germany. The organization group of the Dryade Camps did announce in 2012 to let room and space for other ideas and gatherings, the first gathering in Belgium was held in 2013, with the theme “Arduina”. After a wonderful and inspiring gathering in the Netherlands for the 50 year celebrations of OBOD, with the title “Roots and Branches” did we accept the idea to let grow a tree in Germany. We feel honoured to be able to present in 2015 the first Gathering in this tradition in Germany. We will meet on an old castle, which space is limited to 100 Persons. It is beautifully situated on the outskirts of a forest, overlooking a small village. We will sleep in shared rooms and all meals will be vegetarian, provided for us by the landlady of the castle. Germany has a deep connection with the Linden tree – traditional texts describe the linden tree as a gathering place… By the "Gathering around the linden tree" we reconnect with the tradition of coming together, celebrating, exchanging and trading beneath the linden tree, as even in pre-Christian times the linden tree had her place in the center of the village. That is why we invite you to a Gathering around the Linden tree, on an old castle to explore the Forest and the Otherworld with workshops provided by different members of OBOD : JJ Middleway will sing with us, Adrian Rooke shows us how to carve our own wand we will dance with the elements and follow the call of the forest with different walks. We will discover the treasures of the otherworld in mythology and look out for our own pathway to the otherworld in our horoscope. in the evening we will tell stories around the fire, sing songs and dance lightheartedly during a concert with Damh the Bard and much more, which we will present on the homepage www.lindenhain.eu from march onwards.The team of the Lindengathering is looking forward to meeting you on the “Burg”! Booking and more Information: email@example.com or see our website.
23 May - The Druid Network Conference in Birmingham. For more details go to http://druidnetwork.org/.
30 May - Staffordshire Pagan Conference - an event at Lea Hall Social Club, Rugeley, Staffordshire. The event was established to promote unity for Pagans in Staffordshire and to raise money for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. During the event there will be 6 Speakers, 10 Traders, 3 Readers and a Raffle. Evening entertainment will be provided by James J Turner's Acoustic Folk Rock and Pagan Folk band Green Fortune and Rock Disco. Tickets are available from £5 here. Special Guest Speaker for this years conference will be Anna Franklin. Anna has been a Witch for over 30 years and she is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, the Hearth publishes the long running Silver Wheel Magazine. She is the author of eighteen books on the Craft including Sacred Circle, Midsummer: Magical Celebrations of the Summer Solstice, Lammas: Celebrating Fruits of the First Harvest and The Fairy Ring.
31 May - Making Anointing Oils Day Class - with Tanya Moulding at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. For many centuries and across many cultures, plant and flower scents have been mixed into anointing oils to consecrate and bless. This practical one-day workshop explores their ritual, historical and spiritual uses. Participants will sample a variety of oils, then create two personalised anointing oils to take home based on what they've learnt. All materials and notes are included in the price. Tutor Tanya Moulding has taught historical perfumery at many English Heritage sites and local museums. Price: £55 (£30 deposit, balance due on the day). Register on 0207 419 8507 or book online. Time: 10.45 for 11 am start. Ends 5.30 pm.
19-23 June - Wild Women’s Retreat - A women's magical retreat on the Dorset Coast for Summer Solstice. Camping on a stunning private retreat overlooking the shimmering blue streak of the West Dorset coastline, just five minutes walk from the beach; nestled at the ancient feet of a star spun ridgeway, lazy under huge Summer solstice skies… you will find a place of refuge and retreat, love and transformation. Expect... Sacred singing, night-time ocean swimming, starlight walks and inspiring talks, history and mystery, ceremony and dreams, stepping out of clothes to bathe in chilled moonbeams. Sitting with your sisters and cooking side by side, working as community to keep the fires alive. Women holding women, standing hand in hand, feeling our bare feet, firm upon the land. Also beautiful organic vegetarian food * sheltered and scenic camping * outside and inside washing and cooking facilities * community cooking and living, with hidden corners to sit alone and ponder * experienced, knowledgeable and loving facilitators who know how to create safe magical spaces. Prices Early Bird Price (booking before 21 April): £200. Late Pigeon Price (booking before 1 June): £220. Concession tickets for students and unwaged (only a few left): £120. Contact Natalie Green at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
21 June - Summer Solstice Meditation - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. We will be gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. For details visit here.
4 July - The Network of Ley Hunters Moot in the sacred womb of the landscape goddess Ceridwen and at the site of King Arthur's last battle (even on its anniversary) our Moot will be held in Dinas Mawddwy Village Hall. We'll start at lOam and finish by 9pm. Stalls and vegan catering in refreshment breaks. The programme of top speakers will include Mara Freeman, Laurence Main, Trish Mills, Ian Peglar, Johanna Van Fessen, Alan Watts, Maria Wheatley, Susan Hale & Ian Woodcock. Come for the day or stay for a week of guided walks beginning on Sunday, 28 June 2015. Laurence Main will lead these daily. Expect to pay local bus and train fares or to share the cost of our own bus. We'll visit where King Arthur died, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Bryn Cader Faner, Llynnau Cregennen, Cerrig Arthur and the Sword Stone, Bedd Tahesin and other stunning places on walks at the older rambler's pace. Dowse the leys! Trains run to MachynJieth, and there are local buses. We'll have a Moot bus to meet the train on Friday evening, 3 July and after lunch on Sunday, 5 July. Book early for cheap train tickets. Register for our Moot bus. We'll supply ticket holders with a detailed list of local accommodation including a campsite, B&Bs, and hotels within half a mile of the Moot venue. Why not rent a self-catering cottage? We can supply details. Be sure to book your accomodation well in advance. Most of all, come to meet other members of the Network of Ley Hunters! Make cheque payable to Laurence Main and send to him at 9 Mawddwy Cottages, Min llyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, SY20 9LW, Wales. Telephone 01650-531354.
17-19 July - Sacred Body Art: Transforming Bodies, Changing Lives - at Wildways, Borle Mill Bank, Highley, Shropshire, United Kingdom. Contact Elaine Gregory on email@example.com
25 July - Love and Thank to Water Day - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. 12.00 - 13.00. Join us for a simple ceremony offering love and thanks to water. You are very welcome to bring some of your own sacred water to this gentle ceremony. For details visit here.
29 July - 2 August - Druid Camp - A goodly few days on a hill in the north of the Forest of Dean, surrounded on three sides by the sacred river Severn. How could it be other than splendid? We’ll have speakers and workshops, music and crafts. Past Druid Camps have hosted major speakers in the Druid tradition, have held handfastings, naming, re-namings and affirmations in ones path. We invoke Awen, activism and laughter! The Druid Camp 2015 web site is being built even as we type, and will have all the information on the 2015 camp at www.druidcamp.org.uk. Contact Mark, Theo or Bish by email.
31 July - 2 August 2015 - Lammas Weekend Workshop - Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershire. Balancing the Flame is a series of weekend workshops designed to explore, re-member and celebrate the eight most potent points of the year, the solar festivals, in relation to ourselves and the land upon which we live. Lammas brings us the chance to begin our own personal harvest, on the land and within ourselves - join us for this exploration into the Festival of First Fruits. Led by Mandy Pullen and Jane Embleton we have been running these workshops since 2012 and have extended them to weekends to go deeper into the work. Cost £210 which includes accommodation, food, materials and tuition. More information and booking details click here or here. Email or Phone: 01594 541850 / 07805 800313.
1 August - Fruition Meditation - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. We will be gathering at the well head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. For details visit here.
8 August - Ovate Gathering – ‘In the Circle of the Ovate’ - Dear Ovate, Welcome! When we (two Druids) started facilitating the New Bards Encounter for the new Bards, we soon noticed that not only the new Bards were very interested to join, but also the bit more experienced Bards, lots of Ovates and a couple of Druids were keen to join us to spend a magical day on the Island. That’s why we have decided to organize the Ovate Gathering ‘In the Circle of the Ovate’. It’s gonna be an easy accessible and relaxed day in a small group (max 8 people) to get to know each other and enjoying a care-free day, but also to get into the circle a bit deeper. We warmly invite you to join us on our Island (near Maarssen/Utrecht) for the Ovate Gathering ‘In the Circle of the Ovate’ on Saturday 8 August 2015, ca 13.00 – ca 23.00 hrs. Would you like to be part of this magical day, please mail to Nicole: firstname.lastname@example.org (please cc Paul: email@example.com). Fee for this day: € 25,- purely to cover costs. We are very much looking forward to meeting you on the Island! Paul van den Berg & Nicole Maessen
8 August -‘In de Cirkel van de Ovaat’ - Toen wij twee jaar geleden begonnen met het organiseren van de Nieuwe Barden Ontmoetingen Dagen voor de nieuwe Barden, merkten wij al snel dat niet alleen de nieuwe Barden geïnteresseerd waren in deze dagen, maar ook de wat gevorderde Barden, veel Ovaten en ook sommige Druïden. Nu de vraag vanuit de Ovaten steeds groter is geworden, hebben wij besloten een Ontmoetingen Dag voor Ovaten te organiseren: ‘In de Cirkel van de Ovaat’. Het wordt een laagdrempelige en ontspannen dag in een kleine groep (max. 8 personen), met de nadruk op het ontmoeten van elkaar en te genieten van een ongedwongen samenzijn, maar ook om wat dieper de cirkel in te gaan. We nodigen jou uit om deze dag bij ons op ons eiland (in de buurt van Maarssen) te komen voor de ‘In de Cirkel van de Ovaat’-dag. Deze dag vindt plaats op zaterdag 8 augustus 2015 van ca 13.00 – ca 23.00 uur. Let wel, op het eiland zijn we niet zo van de tijd dus het kan zomaar zijn dat het een half uurtje – of een uurtje - later wordt. Wat we van je willen vragen is om iets te eten (of te drinken) mee te brengen wat je bij voorkeur zelf hebt gemaakt. Hiermee draag je iets bij voor iedereen die die dag met ons daar is. Zou je het leuk vinden om deel uit te maken van deze magische dag, mail dan naar Nicole: firstname.lastname@example.org (graag met een cc aan Paul: email@example.com) Bijdrage voor deze dag: € 25,- is puur om de onkosten die we hebben te dekken. Wij kijken er naar uit om je op het eiland te ontmoeten! Paul van den Berg & Nicole Maessen
14-17 August - The Artemis Gathering - In honour of our patron goddess, the Children of Artemis are holding a wonderful outdoor event in a friendly family atmosphere camped in 35 beautiful acres of the Oxfordshire countryside on the 14th, 15th, 16th, &17th August. We are offering an extra night once again this year, enabling you to extend your stay until lunchtime on Monday 17th. The event has catering & bar facilities for vegetarians, & omnivores. Talks and workshops will be held in buildings and marquees on site, or in the open depending on the weather. For further details, prices and bookings see here.
16 August - 16th August - Gathering Of Celtic Spirituality at Sla Na Banda in Newtown, Mountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. A day of talks and workshops in an inspiring outdoor setting with nighttime fireside entertainment. Accom available 15th-17th on site. With Luke Eastwood, Anna Coote, Joe McGowan, Gemma McGowan, Sophia Boann, Alex Duffy and more. Advance tickets. Contact +353 86 3119660 or firstname.lastname@example.org for full info.
23 September - Autumn Equinox Meditation - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. We will be gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding. Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration. For details visit here.
3 October - Apple Day - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. Previous years we have included children's activities, talks, music, storytelling (for all ages) and, of course, apple picking, crushing and pressing, followed shortly by drinking fresh, free, apple juice. For details visit here.
10 October - New Bards Encounter - Dear new Bard, Welcome! Within OBOD Netherlands different meetings are being organized. When meeting new Bards we often hear they find it quite a step to attend to (multiple day) camps or other OBOD-events, usually because the general thought is they have to have a certain knowledge to be able to attend, or because they simply don’t know if they’re gonna like it at all. Just because of that we (two Druids) facilitate an easy accessible and relaxed day in a small group (of 4 – 8 Bards) to get to know each other and other Bards, and to be able to get answers to the questions you might have. Apart from that, there will be storytelling, sharing of experiences you’ve had so far and most of all, enjoying a care-free day. You don’t need extensive OBOD knowledge to attend to this day and you don’t even have had your first initiation to be more than welcome. We warmly invite you to join us on our Island (near Maarssen/Utrecht) for the New Bards Encounter on Saturday 10 October 2015, ca 12.00 – ca 20.00 hrs. Would you like to be part of this magical day, please mail to Nicole: email@example.com (please cc Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org) Fee for this day: € 20,- purely to cover costs. We are very much looking forward to meeting you on the Island! Paul van den Berg & Nicole Maessen.
10 October - Nieuwe Barden Ontmoetingen Dag - Beste nieuwe Bard, Welkom! Binnen OBOD Nederland worden er verschillende bijeenkomsten georganiseerd. Tijdens deze vieringen en bijeenkomsten horen we vaak dat het voor nieuwe Barden een hele stap is om hieraan deel te nemen. Vaak ook omdat de gedachte leeft dat je een bepaalde basiskennis moet bezitten om mee te kunnen doen en deelnemers niet weten of het wel iets voor ze is. Daarom organiseren wij (twee Druïden) speciaal voor nieuwe Barden een laagdrempelige ontspannen dag in een kleine groep (van 4 – 8 Barden) om kennis met elkaar en met andere Barden te maken, maar ook om eventuele vragen die je hebt over je bardengraad te kunnen stellen. De dag zal verder in het teken staan van verhalen vertellen, het delen van ervaringen die je tot nu toe hebt en vooral genieten van ongedwongen samenzijn. Je hebt geen uitgebreide OBOD kennis nodig voor deze dag en je hoeft zelfs nog niet je eerste inwijding gedaan te hebben om van harte welkom te zijn. We nodigen jou uit om een dag bij ons op ons (ei)landje (in de buurt van Maarssen/Utrecht) te komen voor de Nieuwe Barden Ontmoetingendag op zaterdag 10 oktober 2015 van ca 12.00 – ca 20.00 uur. Zou je het leuk vinden om deel uit te maken van deze magische dag, mail dan naar Nicole: email@example.com (graag met een cc aan Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org). Bijdrage voor deze dag: € 20,- is puur om de onkosten die we hebben te dekken. Wij kijken er naar uit om je op het Eiland te ontmoeten! Paul van den Berg & Nicole Maessen
17 October - Druid Magic & Healing - A day workshop with Philip Carr-Gomm to explore the way the old stories, and the sacred animals and plants used in Druidry, can help in our healing and spiritual development. We will work with the Druid Animal and Plant Oracles, and music and meditation, to deepen our experience of the gift of being alive in the world today. Along the way, participants will learn about the way Druids work with healing and the subtle powers of Nature to effect change and healing in their lives. At Healing Waters, East Aurora, Upstate New York. 10am – 5pm. Cost $120 (Concessions $100). To book, email email@example.com
18 October - Life Alchemy – A workshop intensive to bring new energy and transformation into your life. To open to our full potential and move joyously into a new phase of our lives, to help embrace change while letting go of old patterns – these are the aims of this one-day ‘Life Alchemy’ intensive led by Philip Carr-Gomm. At Healing Waters, East Aurora, Upstate New York. 10am – 5pm. Cost $120 (Concessions $100). For info visit here. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
31 October - A Resting/Samhain Meditation - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. We gather at the well head at midday for meditation, until 12.30. At 12.30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for an informal Conversation Café. We hope this is an opportunity for people to meet, share ideas, thoughts and beliefs and increase connection through understanding. The gardens will remain open until 9 pm and we will hold a further meditation at 7 pm. During the evening the gardens will be lit by torch and candlelight. For details visit here.
22 December - Winter Solstice Meditation and Festivities - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. We gather at the well head at 12 noon for meditation until 12:30. At 12.30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for an informal Conversation Café. We hope this is an opportunity for people to meet, share ideas, thoughts and beliefs and increase connection through understanding. You're are also welcome to join us at 2 pm at our Winter Solstice festivities when we gather together around the Winter Solstice fire for meditation and song. For details visit here.
25-26 December - Free Garden Admission - Chalice Well Gardens, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. On Christmas and Boxing Day each year the gardens are open to all, free of charge. Please take this opportunity to come and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The gardens are open 11 am to 3 pm. For details visit here.
The Druid Order - Open Introductory Evenings - The Druid Order (ADUB) is well known for their public ceremonies, most notably the Midsummer rites at Stonehenge, performed in distinctive white robes. Throughout the year, they hold open evenings in London for those who wish to learn more about them, on alternate Thursday evenings. For more details ring the Druid Order 020 8659 4879. Price: £8.00 on the door. Time: 7.30pm start.
updated 16th April 2015
6-7 June 2015 Summer Gathering for Members Glastonbury
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Monthly OBOD Meditations for Peace by yourself, or with a Grove or Seedgroup, perform a Grove ceremony with the central theme and focus for world peace.