Green Earth Awakening 2024

Wednesday 11 September 2024 to Sunday 15 September 2024

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Green Earth Awakening is a fundraising event for Triratna Buddhafield, Registered Charity No. 1108826

 

Green Earth Awakening Camp is an intimate gathering at the turning of the summer season exploring community, ecology-based practice, land-based skills, green crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience in a time of imminent ecological breakdown.

Inner work supports outer action in the world. Those following a path of inner spiritual development may forget to engage with social and ecological injustice, while activists may forget the inner work for fear of running out of time. We offer the Green Earth Awakening as an invitation, from Buddhists to all, to gather and cross-pollinate.

In these times of climate breakdown, increasing inequality, and with the abhorrent legacy of colonialism, we need a bold new conviction in compassion. The lens of Buddhism offers a view of the world that positions us as connected and integrated into the web of life. This view offers a route away from individualism, scarcity and separation, towards connection, abundance and solidarity.  

We value a re-emergence of practices that unpick our sense of separation, allowing us to begin the work of opening up to a wider sense of self, an alliance with all beings, and a bold transformation of our global systems.

 

 

What is it?

Green Earth Awakening is an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of 500. It involves workshops, talks, group discussion, embodied practices and music. Our programme is carefully curated to support reflection and depth. We value celebration and creativity as vital aspects of being in community.

At Green Earth Awakening, you will find workshops on: 

  • community and movement building
  • ecology-based practice
  • social change
  • practical tools for resilience
  • land-based skills and crafts
  • singing, dance and play
  • embodiment practices 

There is a meditation space, Dharma space, death awareness space and healing garden, music, open mic, cafes, showers and sauna, and, as always, the throbbing heart of the central fire. 

Applications to offer a talk or workshop are now open here.

The programme for this year's event will be released later this year, in the meantime take a look at our 2022 programme to get a flavour.

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When does it happen?

Green Earth Awakening happens every year in September. Every other year we will also hold the themes of Green Earth Awakening as a camping retreat for up to 30 people. This is an opportunity to go deeper into practices supporting inner and outer transformation. To find out when these retreats are happening, sign up for Buddhafield’s newsletter using the link above and you’ll get notified when event details are released.

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Get involved

Crew and contributors

We run on the generosity of volunteers and thrive on the strength of the community created during the events, set-up, and tear-down. You can view the available options - including workshop applications, music and open mic, site crew, showers and saunas and so on- and apply here

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Prices

The ticket prices have been kept as low as possible to be as accessible to as many people as possible.

We rely on the generosity of people buying tickets to keep this event running. We offer reduced-rate tickets for people from marginalised identities who experience structural oppression, because we acknowledge the extra labour required by such people to access certain spaces. We want to rectify this gap in access. We also fund places for people who are less financially secure. Please read the details of our tiered pricing system below and consider what you are able to pay.

 

Explanation of Adult ticket types

Supporting – If you feel financially comfortable on a day-to-day basis, with some excess assets or savings, we invite you to consider this option. This will help to support the ongoing development of the project and enable others who are more economically marginalised to attend.

Standard – The middle rate reflects the basic real cost required to make the event viable. It does not reflect the enormous amount of generosity and volunteer support that keeps us going. This option is for those who feel mostly able to meet basic financial needs month by month, for example:

  • I am able to meet my basic needs such as food, housing and transportation
  • I am employed or have access to financial resources
  • I have some expendable income beyond meeting absolute basic needs, for example I can afford to have a holiday / take time off work once a year or every few years without financial burden. Or I can regularly choose to attend activities (such as cinema, workshops, retreats, concerts etc).

Supported – We want to make tickets accessible for all. These tickets are subsidised to help that happen. If you experience structural oppression or feel that your identity is marginalised or racialised, this ticket is for you. Or choose this tier if you experience financial insecurity and the following applies:

  • I experience financial insecurity and frequently struggle to meet basic needs of food, housing and transportation
  • I am unemployed or underemployed
  • I have no access to savings and have no or very limited expendable income
  • I have no expendable income beyond meeting absolute basic needs, for example I cannot afford to have a holiday / take time off work without financial burden. I cannot choose to attend activities (such as cinema, workshops, retreats, concerts etc. )

(Credit to Alexis J. Cunningfolk and The Green Bottle: A Tool for Economic Justice)

 

Entry Prices
1pm Wednesday – 11am Monday
Adult // Supporting: £200 
Adult // Standard: £140 
Adult // Supported: £110
Teen (13-16) // £70 
Child (3-12 years) // £50 
Baby (0-2 years) // £0
Car Pass: £30 
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £40 

For access to the sauna please purchase your pass here for a discounted price of £25 for the whole event. They will be available for purchase at the event for £35. The sauna will be open in the mornings from 8am-midday and the afternoons from 5pm to 11pm. There will be hot showers available by donation.

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Meal Ticket Information 

We offer fresh and amazing vegan food from our own Buddhafield Cafe. 

All-inclusive meal passes can be purchased until 1st September. This price includes a Sunday evening meal and a Monday morning breakfast. It also includes all-day access to hot drinks (filter coffee can be purchased separately at the counter). 

In an effort to reduce our food waste, we will not be selling meal passes at the gate, or selling individual meals for cash in the cafe. All meal passes MUST be purchased by Sunday 1st September.

Other food vendors will be available on site offering a cash service.

 

Meal Ticket Prices

Adult // Meal Pass: £120
Kids (up to 16) // Meal Pass: £90

Adult // Evening Meal Only Pass: £50
Kids (up to 16) // Evening Meal Only Pass : £40

Meal passes include Wednesday evening meal to Monday breakfast.

The event runs from midday Wednesday to Sunday night. Ticket holders are welcome to stay until Monday morning. Full meal passes include a Sunday evening meal and breakfast on Monday morning. 

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Other Info

Watch our beautiful videos to get a sense of the Green Earth Awakening or scroll down for more practical info related to the event. Take a look at our 2022 Programme to get a flavour of the camp.

 

 

 

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