Where will the festival be held?
The festival will be held at HIPICO Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each day of the event, the Himalayan Saddhus will join their counterparts from around the world in the central temple. In addition, a limited number of access passes will be available to stay at the Saddhu’s sacred pilgrimage site where they will observe the Khumbh Mela.
The Sangre de Christo mountain range of northern New Mexico is known to the yogis as the Himalayas of the North America. New Mexico, known as the Land of Enchantment, is home to numerous sacred sites including tribal lands, pueblos and magnificent, natural earth cathedrals. The City of Santa Fe is a world leader in sustainable permaculture, conscious culture and spiritual life. In northern New Mexico you will find an abundance of biodynamic farms, off-grid lifestyles and a variety of ashrams and temples.
In this sacred place, tribal leaders will receive the Himalayan saints for their first pilgrimage outside of their native lands. The Sanatana Dharma of Mother India will unite with the earth conscious traditions of the indigenous nations for four days of holy rites, pilgrimage and prayer. In their presence, in this holy place, participants will sing, dance, chant, hold ceremony, meditate, offer puja and gather around the sacred fires to initiate the wave of consciousness that brings about enlightened life on earth.
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What are the dates of the Festival?
The festival will be held October 17-21, 2019. Pre-event VIP workshops are scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday 10/17, and our VIP Reception will be held in the evening. On Monday 10/21, more VIP workshops will be taking place.
How to I get to the Festival?
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When do tickets go on sale?
Early Bird tickets are now on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enlightened-life-festival-tickets-52171622728. Be sure to receive updates on ticket specials by signing up for the official Festival Newsletter now.
Can I volunteer?
Yes! We welcome volunteers to become a part of our festival team. Volunteer applications are now available. If you sign up and are approved before October 18, 2018, your volunteer fee will be waived and you will receive a free general admission tickets for all four days of the festival. Sign up to be a Volunteer now!
How can I sign up to be a vendor?
We welcome local, regional and national business to apply to vend at the festival. Complete the online vendor application here.
How can the festival benefit my practice, business or enterprise?
Enlightened Life Festival values the opportunity to represent local, regional and national businesses as we introduce their products and services to a wide, new audience of conscious leaders at the forefront of future change. Our demographic shops their values. They value founders with stories that resonate, and support the ones that are authentically and transparently developing better products and innovations. It is our pleasure and our responsibility to nurture the positive changes the conscious consumer movement has built – and to recognize industry players, and support them in expanding their consciousness as well. Not only because this is where the money is going – but because it is the right thing to do. Please download a full report on the festival to learn more about the many properties and assets we can customize to support your business goals.
Can children attend the festival?
Yes! The festival is family friendly and our Conscious Family Village offers a wide variety of activities, programs and events designed with children in mind. Be prepared to keep a careful eye on your children at all times as the festival does not provide childcare. In the Family Village you will find a special place to care for, entertain and educate babies, toddlers, children, teens, moms, dads and grandparents.
What should I bring?
Hat, sunglasses, family members, friends, camera, jacket, shoes and a great big smile to share with everyone! A journal, notebook and pen to takes notes in workshops and record your experiences in practice groups. A first aid kit, reusable water bottle and a few of the kids’ favorite snacks may come in handy. Don’t forget your tickets and cash or credit cards for shopping in the vendor villages.
What should I leave at home?
Pets, alcohol and drugs are not allowed at the festival.
What time is check in and check out at the Glamping Village?
Glampers check in at 3 pm on Friday, October 18 and check out at 11 am on Monday, October 21.