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Diwali Celebration & Campout
November 2, 2013, @ 11:00 am - November 3, 2013, @ 4:00 pm HST
November 2, 2013 @ 11:00 am – November 3, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Nov 2 & 3, 2013
The brightest lights at our Diwali celebration this year will be a big campfire and the myriad stars sparkling in the dark, country sky. This year we celebrate the Indian festival of lights at Mouna Farm Arts and Cultural Village in Waianae Valley. Join us for this magical evening under the stars at Sooriya Kumar’s rustic organic farm on Saturday, November 2 through the morning of Sunday, November 3. We will be camping overnight!
After setting up our tents on Saturday afternoon, we’ll help Sooriya harvest fresh produce right off the land, then enjoy a vegetarian Indian potluck of everyone’s food contributions. If you don’t have a clue how to prepare Indian food, just bring your own fresh dish made with love.
In the evening we’ll have singing, stories, musings and dancing around the fire. Ramdas Lamb (from the Religious Studies department of UH) will tell us how he’s experienced Diwali in different parts of India. Visiting musician Sky Love will bring his didgeridoo.
On Sunday morning, early risers can hike up the hill above the farm for a silent sunrise meditation. Coming back down to the farm, we’ll do yoga with one of our Still & Moving teachers plus qigong with international guest teacher Daisy Lee, accompanied by Sky on his crystal bowls. After a potluck breakfast, we will plant young fruit trees with a blessing ceremony as a contribution and ‘thank you’ to Mouna farm, which helps feed and teach hungry children on the Waianae coast.
What to Bring:
- A tent and tarp to fit your family
- Mats to put on the floor of your tent for sleeping
- Bedding & pillows
- Vegetarian Potluck items for dinner – dairy and eggs OK
- Easy vegetarian breakfast items that won’t need much prep as the outdoor kitchen space is pretty simplistic
- Bathing suit and towel in case you want to go to the beach Sunday after the event
- A guitar or other musical instrument for the campfire
- A quote, a thought, a story or a song about LIGHT
Requested Donation: One sapling mango or avocado tree per family AND/OR $20 donation per adult to cover event costs and go towards trees for the farm