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
23 February and following Tuesdays - Mindfulness Meditation Course with Vivianne and Chris Crowley at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7BS. Mindfulness meditation bears spiritual as well as pyschological benefits: purposefulness, clarity, and integration. Contemporary mindfulness derives mainly from Buddhism, but similar techniques are found in Greco-Roman paganism and the Western magical traditions. This course teaches a foundation level of mindfulness meditation for people wishing to deepen their spiritual and magical experiences - as well as gain benefits in daily life. Note: the course includes homework: minimum of 20 minutes meditation daily plus other practical exercises. Tutors are Vivianne Crowley BSc, PhD, AFBPsS, CPsychol and Chris Crowley BA, MA, trained in counselling with the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology. Both are teachers of Wicca and magical traditions. Price: £200 (£100 deposit, balance due on first night). Email for pre-registration information: email@example.com. Time: 6.50 for 7pm start. Ends 9 pm
26-28 February - Druid Grade Gorsedd at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire. Be refreshed by a weekend of fellowship, shared knowledge, ritual and fun. Together we'll be exploring the Realm of Faery: the land of deep wisdom, eternal beauty, of illusion and glamour. What can we discover within the hollow hills? For further inofrmation email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07547 278058.
27 February - Author Nina Milton is launching the third book in her Shaman Mysteries series, Beneath The Tor, at the Avalon Room, Glastonbury Experience. Glastonbury, at 2pm Saturday 27th February. Ronald Hutton will give a talk. Refreshments, readings & signings. All are welcome to the party! FFD contact Nina on email@example.com or learn more about Shamanic Mysteries at http://kitchentablewriters.blogspot.com. Set on the Somerset Moors, the three books feature Sabbie Dare, a therapeutic shaman who uses the spirit world to fight off the dark side of humanity. The Shaman Mystery series is published by Midnight Ink, Llewellyn Worldwide and Beneath The Tor is available to pre-order at Amazon now.
5-6 March - The Mysterious Earth Conference will be over the weekend of 5th & 6th March 2016 at the Grimsargh Village Hall, Preston, Lancashire. Eight fantastic Speakers – Café – Sat night meal out – Follow on Tour. For further details visit the webpage or contact Neil McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone or text 07799 061991 – 01772 728181.
22 - 23 April - Talk and workshop with Philip Carr-Gomm in Sintra, Portugal. Details to follow.
7 - 8 May - Talk with Philip Carr-Gomm, Eimear Burke and Danu Forest all teaching at 'Animystics - Seeing Spirit In Everything’, Dunderry Park, Co.Meath, Ireland - www.animystics-ireland.com . Super Early Bird tickets now on sale.
21 - 26 May - Retreat for OBOD members in Kilkenny, Ireland. With option to travel afterwards for a further three days to visit New Grange, Tara, and other sites. Details in Touchstone.
5 - 7 June - A workshop on how to give talks and workshops with Philip Carr-Gomm and Dr. Susan Jones. Glastonbury Sunday evening, all day Monday, Tuesday till noon. For OBOD members.
11- 12 June -The Shamanic Lands - Philip Carr-Gomm opening the space and presenting, Conway Hall, London - www.theshamaniclands.com. Limited Early Bird Tickets released on 21st Dec 2015.
17-21 June - The Wild Women's 2016 Summer Solstice Retreat- Friday 17 June (arrivals from 4pm) until Tuesday 21 June (after lunch). Calling all wild and wonderful women. Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Wild Women's Summer Solstice Retreat. This year we will meet when the highest sun kisses the brightest moon, on our stunning hidden retreat in Dorset, overlooking the majestic curl of the Jurassic coast and the deep blue mysteries of the Atlantic. Here among soft flowers, candlelight and cushions we will gather as women to connect deeply with the land and our true wild self, held safely in the arms of our sisters and the incredible wild women community. As well as four days of fun and friendship, fine food, meditation, yoga, coffee, conversation, camping and deep soul laughing, the 2016 retreat will focus on our relationship with nature and the natural world; the high sun, the full bellied moon and the ever shifting sea. We will walk the paths of the ridgeway, searching for herbs, animals and trees; bathe our bodies and our spirits in the beauty of the goddess, connecting to the land, ocean and stars, and one another, which in turn will connect us to our wild primal selves. Due to the success of last year's retreat tickets are in limited supply, so if you are considering coming get in contact now. Ticket Info: Standard Tickets £225 (Camping tickets available to everyone.) Premium Tickets £325 (Six bed spaces available). Concession Tickets £150 (only eight available). Working Ticket £100 (only seven available). You will also need to pay a £75 non-refundable deposit (£50 for working tickets). All tickets come with the option to pay in instalments. For further information see the Wild Women Retreats Website or contact Natalie Green by email.
2 - 3 July - Druid Magic & Healing. A workshop with Philip Carr-Gomm near Graz, Austria. Details to follow.
13 August - Talk by Philip Carr-Gomm for the Irish Celtic Spirituality Festival, Ireland. Details to follow.
3 September - The Fourth Mt Haemus Day Conference at the Sheepdrove Eco-Conference Centre, Berkshire. Speakers: Kristoffer Hughes – Druid in the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids and Head of the Anglesey Druid Order, Dr. Julia Farley - Curator of the European Iron Age Collections at the British Museum, Dr. Ian Rees - Psycho-spiritual psychotherapist and Director of the Annwn Foundation, Liz Cruse – Druid in the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, writer and workshop facilitator. Musical interludes from talented Bards, an exhibition of original Tarot artwork, organic vegetarian lunch. Held in a beautiful eco-conference centre on an organic farm. Futher details and ticket booking. See video here to get an idea of what a Mt Haemus day is like!
9 - 11 September - Celebrate! A three day immersion in the arts of celebrancy for OBOD members and friends who want to explore working with rites of passage – either in a professional role or simply for themselves and close friends and relatives. We will work with ways in which we can create and hold rites of naming, weddings, handfastings, and funerals. This time together is designed for both experienced celebrants and for those who are just beginning to consider celebrancy as an avenue of service. We’ll share our own stories and learn ways in which we can craft rites that respond to the needs of people who may be ‘spiritual’ but who hold no special religious affiliation, as well as for those who want a specifically Druid ritual. Focalized by Philip Carr-Gomm and JJ Middleway. Primarily for German-speaking members, although the weekend will be in English. Limited to 30 participants. Held at Maria Laach, Eifel. Costs: 240 Euros. For further information contact: Anna Bluhm - email@example.com or Conny Hilton- firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-2 October - Plant Consciousness, Regents University, Regents Park, London, www.plantconsciousness.com. Limited Early Bird Tickets released on 9th March
6 - 9 October - Understanding the Male Psyche – an experiential workshop for men and women. Have you ever wondered why many men, even those who hold powerful positions, seem so inadequate or insensitive? In this workshop we will explore a way of understanding the male psyche, based on the work of Jungian analyst Robert Moore, and others, that sees men needing to evolve out of their immature ‘boy’ psyches into mature adult manhood. We hope this workshop will be helpful and illuminating whether you are a young man seeking to make the transition into adulthood, whether you are an older man still trying to ‘grow up’, or whether you are a woman trying to understand men! We will work with exercises that help us access the immature and mature aspects of the archetypes that exist within all of us, male or female, and we will use ritual, poetry, music, story and mask work to deepen our experience. In Germany, with Philip Carr-Gomm, William Ayot, Reinhard Winkler and Malou Eberspächer. Details to follow.
14-18 October - The Order of Bard, Ovates and Druids 15th Southern Hemisphere Assembly, Bribie Island, close to Brisbane. Hosted by the Macademia Grove. Cabin or camping; catered or self catered. FFI contact Sandra email@example.com For bookings contact Cherry - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 5th February 2016
5 December 2015 Winter Gathering for Members Glastonbury
4-5 June 2016 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.