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Celebrate Life Festival 2018 - message from Thomas Hübl

Dear Sharing the Presence and Celebrate Life Festival community,

Our sangha is becoming ever more global!

Through online courses and workshops in many different countries, we have formed a strong and committed international community, working together to devote ourselves to a deepening of spiritual practice.

This creates new movements that also impact upon well-known formats and locations.
There has been a strong call for some years to bring the festival to the US.

For 2018 therefore, we decided to hold the Celebrate Life Festival in the USA for the first time - after 14 years in Germany.


From the 12th to the 17th of August 2018, we cordially invite you to the
15th Celebrate Life Festival - at the famous and beautiful Omega Retreat Center on the US East Coast, in the state of New York, 145 km north of New York City.


We want to create the spirit, the atmosphere and the relatedness which many people so love at the Festival now accessible to the sangha in North America and to celebrate there together.

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Myself, and I think many others too, take this step as a celebration as well as with some sadness.

I am aware that the festival has become such an important anchor and exchange point for many people and families each year, especially from Germany and the surrounding European countries.

That is why it is important to me that the festival should remain in Germany as well. We will therefore switch between Germany and the USA from 2018.


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In other words, in 2019 the festival will take place again in Germany, in the familiar place and at the usual time. And also every two years from then on.

We look forward to welcoming those of you who would like to travel and celebrate with us from Europe to New York next year - to carry the spiritual fire that we have nurtured in Europe for so long now over to the US.

In this way, we can connect the communities that have emerged locally, to learn from each other, across cultural spaces and borders.


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It’s possible that in 2018 at Hof Oberlethe in Germany - at the usual festival time - a smaller event without my physical presence but probably with my virtual participation may happen, held by experienced group leaders of the assistant-team.

The planning is still in movement ... As soon as something is clear, we will of course inform you straight away!

With best regards, Thomas Hübl

The Celebrate Life Festival Facebook page and the newsletter will keep you up to date.