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June 2019

Festival Opening Ceremony

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
Many Paths One Source Festival Opening Ceremony 2019 - Featured Image

Come and join the Tashi-Lhunpo Monks, our contributors, special guests and Chalice Well Team for offerings and blessings at the start of our nine day festival. Refreshments available from 3.30pm Normal garden admission applies (pay on arrival):Gift Aid Entry: Adults £4.95 | Concessions £4.10 | Children (aged 5-17) £2.50Standard Entry: Adults £4.50 | Concessions £3.70 | Children (aged 5-17) £2.25

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Sacred Sound Concert | Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£12.00 – £14.00 184 tickets left
Michael and Candida in Concert at Chalice Well | Sacred Sound

Featuring Mongolian Khöömii Overtone and Undertone Singing, Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Meditation, Sacred Buddhist Mantra, Mongolian Morin Khuur and pieces from their Chintamani Precious Stone and Ashtamangala Eight Auspicious Symbols Albums. Michael and Candida have been performing, giving workshops and leading meditations and sacred sound journeys on their rare collection of musical instruments for over 20 years. Michael is the UK's most experienced Mongolian Khöömii Singer having studied in Mongolia since 1993 with respected master Tserendavaa and has been blessed…

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Making Pottery Tea Bowls

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 8 tickets left
Tea Bowl Making 2019

The 'Way of Tea' or Chado is an ancient practice whose roots are found in Buddhism.  This workshop offers the opportunity to hand craft in earthenware clay your own unique Tea Bowl. Using simple thumb bowl and coil pot methods of creating your Tea Bowl, you will experience the meditative and tactile benefits of working with clay. If requested, bowls can be kiln fired (biscuit firing) which is included in the cost of the workshop as are all materials.  For…

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Tibetan Calligraphy Workshop | Morning

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£35.00 Sold out
Tashi Mannox Calligraphy Workshop 2019 - Featured Image

half day workshop - £35 including materials How to calligrapher the Mani mantra ‘om manipadme hum’ - explaining the sacred proportions of the syllables as well as their deeply spiritual and beneficial meaning. Writing, especially calligraphy has long been fundamental to Tibetan Buddhist practice. Derived from the Greek root words kallos, meaning ‘beauty’ and ‘graphein’ meaning ‘to write’, calligraphy translates loosely as ‘beautiful writing’. According to Tashi Mannox, the art of Tibetan calligraphy is not just the perfecting of beautiful…

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Tibetan Calligraphy Workshop | Afternoon

June 2 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£35.00 Sold out
Tashi Mannox Calligraphy Workshop 2019 - Featured Image

half day workshop - £35 including materials How to calligrapher the Mani mantra ‘om manipadme hum’ - explaining the sacred proportions of the syllables as well as their deeply spiritual and beneficial meaning. Writing, especially calligraphy has long been fundamental to Tibetan Buddhist practice. Derived from the Greek root words kallos, meaning ‘beauty’ and ‘graphein’ meaning ‘to write’, calligraphy translates loosely as ‘beautiful writing’. According to Tashi Mannox, the art of Tibetan calligraphy is not just the perfecting of beautiful…

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Making Pottery Tea Bowls

June 2 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 10 tickets left
Tea Bowl Making 2019

The 'Way of Tea' or Chado is an ancient practice whose roots are found in Buddhism.  This workshop offers the opportunity to hand craft in earthenware clay your own unique Tea Bowl. Using simple thumb bowl and coil pot methods of creating your Tea Bowl, you will experience the meditative and tactile benefits of working with clay. If requested, bowls can be kiln fired (biscuit firing) which is included in the cost of the workshop as are all materials.  For…

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An Evening with the Tashi Lhunpo Monks

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£10.00 164 tickets left
An Evening with the Tashi Lhunpo Monks 2019 - Featured Image

Learn about the life and story of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and their spiritual leader, the Panchen Lama. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, originally in Tibet, was re-established in Bylajuppe in Karnataka State, India in 1959 by a handful of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks. The monastery today now has over 400 monks and is partly funded by their sharing their unique Tibetan culture and special monastic tradition with people in Europe and other parts of the world. Four of the monks…

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Sand Mandala Creation by the Tashi Lhunpo Monks

June 3 - June 9
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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Free
sand mandala creation

Creation of the Sand Mandala The making of a sand mandala is a Tantric spiritual practice in the Tibetan tradition. A mandala is a representation of  the deities described in the Tantric texts, representing their celestial mansion. The Buddhist practitioner uses the image of the mandala to identify the enlightened qualities of the particular meditational deity. Mandalas are created for rituals of initiation, serving as supports for meditation and visualisation, mandalas are ultimately the tools for the  attainment of enlightenment.…

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Creating the Ensō

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£35.00 10 tickets left
Tashi Mannox Enso 2019 - Featured Image

...the practice of creating the ensō is both the journey and the art ‘The ensō contains the perfect and the imperfect; that is why it is always complete’ Kazuaki Tanahashi The ease and skill with which Buddhist master artists can create a beautiful and near perfect circle in one movement of the brush is legendary. However, this simplest of forms requires a particular state of mind and the practice of creating the ensō is both the journey and the art.…

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Mani Stone Carving

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£35.00 – £70.00 10 tickets left
Mani Stone Carving with Nick Durnan 2019 - Featured Image

Create an ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ on locally sourced stone with Nicholas Durnan, artist, Buddhist and master stone carver.   This mindful workshop will include teaching on the meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum and stone carving techniques. All tools and materials provided.   Nick Durnan was a contributor to our festival ‘Exploring the Heart of the Celtic Spirit’ in 2015. He is a Somerset stone carver and sculptor who has worked at Wells, Salisbury and Exeter cathedrals and has…

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Mala Making Workshop | Morning

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£35.00 – £45.00 8 tickets left

In this workshop you will make your own special Mala from semi-precious stones which are said to purify the mind and clear away obstacles. This half day workshop is also available in the afternoon. Buddhist prayer beads or malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, or breaths whilst meditating. These mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind. Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the…

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Making Pottery Tea Bowls

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 10 tickets left
Tea Bowl Making 2019

The 'Way of Tea' or Chado is an ancient practice whose roots are found in Buddhism.  This workshop offers the opportunity to hand craft in earthenware clay your own unique Tea Bowl. Using simple thumb bowl and coil pot methods of creating your Tea Bowl, you will experience the meditative and tactile benefits of working with clay. If requested, bowls can be kiln fired (biscuit firing) which is included in the cost of the workshop as are all materials.  For…

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Chanting Bījā Mantras Workshop

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 12 tickets left
bija mantras chant workshop

Learn about the Chakra energy centres that are used within both the Hindu & Tibetan traditions... These energy centres can help us develop, understand and have insights into our human experience as well as access our full potential. Candida Valentino will teach you the process of chanting the Bījā Mantra and the pronunciation of the Sanskrit alphabet. Both the main seed syllable and the secondary seed syllables of the mantra will be chanted as a meditation in a rhythmical and melodic…

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Mala Making Workshop | Afternoon

June 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£35.00 – £45.00 12 tickets left

In this workshop you will make your own special Mala from semi-precious stones which are said to purify the mind and clear away obstacles. This half day workshop is also available in the morning. Buddhist prayer beads or malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, or breaths whilst meditating. These mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind. Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires…

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Making Pottery Tea Bowls

June 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 10 tickets left
Tea Bowl Making 2019

The 'Way of Tea' or Chado is an ancient practice whose roots are found in Buddhism.  This workshop offers the opportunity to hand craft in earthenware clay your own unique Tea Bowl. Using simple thumb bowl and coil pot methods of creating your Tea Bowl, you will experience the meditative and tactile benefits of working with clay. If requested, bowls can be kiln fired (biscuit firing) which is included in the cost of the workshop as are all materials. For…

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Chakra Yantra Painting

June 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 9 tickets left
chakra yantra mandala

A mandala workshop of the seven chakras in the form of an experiential meditation using colour, shape and symbols. Each of the seven chakras has a corresponding Yantra that contains one of the seed syllables from the Bījā Mantra and corresponding petals. Candida has pre-prepared a set of designs that represent the Chakras; Muladhara-Root, Svadhishthana-Sacral, Manipura-Solar Plexus, Anahata-Heart, Vishuddha-Throat, Ajna-Third Eye and Sahasrara-Crown.  The set is yours to keep, together with a colour reference chart for each of the Chakras…

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Mindfulness and Creativity – Weaving from the Heart (with Tapestry Weaving) Workshop

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£70.00 9 tickets left
Mindful Weaving Workshop Chalice Well

In our modern life we often struggle to find the space to nurture our creative selves. In this workshop you’ll be supported in honouring your creative soul! The process of weaving is meditative. A nurturing space and safe allows us to connect with something deeper - our authentic selves. To sit with a quiet mind before a warped up loom, allows an organic process to unfold. Focusing on process rather than the end result, Jo will teach mindful weaving (from…

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Tara, the feminine divine workshop

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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Free 150 tickets left

Tara, the Wisdom Mother is invoked in times of personal difficulties, health problems, and when there is need for quick wisdom action. Closely associated with Chenresig, Tara is virtually inseparable from the Buddha of compassion. She personifies the feminine aspect and actively assists him. She manifests in many different forms to benefit all beings. To recite the praises to the Twenty-One Taras is considered immeasurably helpful in all adverse circumstances "Tara is without doubt the most beloved female deity in…

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Everyday Mindfulness – a path to transformation

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£10.00 149 tickets left
everyday mindfulness

Deepen your experience and develop insight with mindfulness...……….. In recent years, the Buddhist practice of mindfulness has received a great deal of attention and has been widely promoted in the west as a means to reduce stress or as a therapeutic technique. This approach, although not intrinsically harmful, sometimes leads to a superficial view which regards mindfulness as an adjunct or past-time, something which simply smooths the rough edges of existence and helps us live more comfortable lives. The Buddhist…

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Mindfulness Walking | Philosophy & Practice

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£25.00 27 tickets left
Chalice Well Many Paths One Source Festival 2019 - Mindfulness Walking Workshop - Featured Image

In this workshop, Martin Pitt will share the practice and philosophy of Mindful Walking and lead a mindful walk through the Chalice Well Gardens.   Martin Pitt is a Dharma Teacher for Plum Village UK inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen Master and a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that,…

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Haiku Writing Workshop

June 6 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 11 tickets left
Haiku Writing Workshop

This workshop offers an introduction to haiku form and haiku spirit. You will learn about Buddhist themes in haiku and the image as ‘thing in itself.’ You will explore the traditional Japanese ‘moods’ of haiku. The workshop includes a zazen meditation and a walk in the gardens to compose haiku (called a ginko). This will be followed by a receiving workshop, where you will learn the art of constructing a haiku sequence. The Sangha will also be hosting an evening…

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Haiku Renga Party Workshop

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 10 tickets left
Haiku Renga Party

With the Noble Redthread Haiku Sangha Bring your haiku for two kinds of writing workshop: a kukai, which is focused on praise of the best qualities; and a re-writing workshop, with examples from the Redthread poets, which is focused on improving the poems. Then we shall hold a convivial renga party! This is the ancient Japanese practice of composing linked verses with imagery that flows according to (quite complicated!) traditional rules.  Renga is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry—poetry written…

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Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 10 tickets left
Tibetan Singing Bowl being played for Relaxation

with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino. Tibetan Singing Bowls awaken a beautiful and powerful mystery within us all. Their rich sonic vibrations alter space, mind, and time. They are used for deep relaxation, meditation, sound massage and for following the Yoga of Sound On this workshop you will receive a singing bowl sound meditation, learn how to play the singing bowls, discover their history and how to use them for well being, relaxation and sound meditations. Michael & Candida are…

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Mongolian Khöömii Overtone Singing Workshop

June 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
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£35.00 10 tickets left
Mongolian Overtone Singing

with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino. Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone or harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time. It originates among the nomads of the central Asian plateau, particularly the Altai and Sayan mountain regions of Mongolia and Tuva. The nomads of these parts have discovered how to sing melodies that arise from the universal harmonic overtone series. Learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique. Listen to your own overtones…

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Buddha Beyond Buddhism Workshop

June 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£25.00 49 tickets left
Buddha Beyond Buddhism

After 2,500 years, the Buddha’s teaching of awakening appears in innumerable forms.  This workshop will explore how people today can tap into the streams of the original source and awaken to the same truth In this workshop there will be an opportunity to learn how the evolution of Buddhism's rich history has created a unique opportunity to take up a simple, accessible and transformative path of practice that transcends religion and belief, and cultivates the wisdom and compassion that is so…

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Tea Ceremony Talk and Demonstration

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Chalice Well, 85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
£15.00 95 tickets left
Tea Ceremony

The 'Way of Tea' In this workshop Lera Zujeva will talk about the history of Tea, its origins, the journey of The Leaf and the history of the Tea Ceremony, its practice and benefits.  For centuries Tea was viewed and used as a Plant Medicine, as something that deeply heals you on more than the physical level. Ancient Daoists realised that Tea works with the Mind, Body and Spirit and to be healthy means to be healthy in all three…

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