Green Earth Awakening Camp

Wednesday 14 September 2022 to Sunday 18 September 2022

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£125.00
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**Please read everything below carefully – some things have changed since the last time we had this event - especially with regards to food and meal tickets.** 

 

“Times are urgent, let’s slow down” (Bayo Akomolafe)

 

Green Earth Awakening Camp is an intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

It is an invitation to all, of any faith or none, held by Buddhists for the purpose of cross-pollination

Because inner self development supports resilient outer action in the world.

And practitioners of faith have a responsibility to respond to current social and ecological challenges.

In these times of climate chaos, increasing poverty and division, and with the abhorrent legacy of colonialist thinking, 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 complexity of life. This view offers a route away from individualism, scarcity and separation, heading towards connection, abundance and solidarity.  

We value a re-emergence of practices that unpick the sense of separation, so that we can begin the work of opening up into a wider sense of self, 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 up to 500 people. It involves workshops, talks and group discussion. Our timetable 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,
  • nature based practice
  • social change
  • practical tools for resilience
  • land based skills and crafts
  • singing, dance, play and body work. 

 

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

 

When does it happen?

Green Earth Awakening Camp happens every 2 years in September. Every other year we hold the themes of the larger gathering as a camping retreat for up to 30 people on Buddhafield’s land. This is an opportunity to go deeper into practices that support inner and outer transformation. To find out when these retreats are happening, check the Buddhafield’s events page.

 

Get involved

 

Volunteer

We run on the generosity of volunteers. We thrive on the strength of community that is created during the events as well as during  set up and taken down. To volunteer on one of the teams please apply here.

Offer workshops

To offer talks, workshops or run a space at this event please apply here.

 

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 to access certain spaces. We want to rectify this gap in access. We also fund places for people who are less financially secure. Please consider what you can offer through our tiered payment system as described below.

 

**Please read everything below carefully – some things have changed since the last time we had this event - especially with regards to food and meal tickets.** 

Prices

For the first time, we’re selling weekend tickets for this event. We believe there’s great value in giving yourself the extra space and time to really sink into what Green Earth Awakening has to offer – so come for the whole event if you can. However, we know that’s not always possible for everyone so we hope that the weekend tickets will ensure we welcome more people to this beautiful event.

Explanation of Adult ticket types
Donation tier – includes an extra donation which goes to support others who need to pay at the supported tier level.
Standard – these cover the costs involved in the retreat. 
Supported – we want to make tickets accessible for all. These tickets are subsidised to help that happen. If you experience financial insecurity this ticket is for you. If you experience structural oppression and are someone who feels their identity is marginalised or is racialised, this ticket is for you.

Full event

Adult Full Event Donation Tier: £180
Adult Full Event: £125
Adult Full Event Supported: £100
Teen (13-16) Full Event: £65.00
Child (3 - 12 years) Full Event: £45.00
Baby (0 - 2 years) Full Event: £0.00

Car Pass: £25.00
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35.00

Full Event Adult/Teen Meal Pass: £80
Full Event Child Meal Pass: £50

Full Event meal pass includes Wednesday evening meal to Monday breakfast.

Weekend

Adult Weekend Donation Tier: £130
Adult Weekend Ticket: £95
Adult Weekend Supported: £75
Teen (13-16) Weekend: £40
Child (3-12) Weekend: £25
Baby (0-2)Weekend: £0

Car Pass: £25.00
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35.00

Weekend Adult/Teen Meal Pass: £60
Weekend Child Meal Pass: £35

Weekend Meal Pass includes Friday evening meal to Monday breakfast.

Meal Ticket Information 

All inclusive meal passes for the Buddhafield Cafe can be bought up until the 30th August. This year we are adding a Sunday evening meal and a Monday morning breakfast into the price. Plus all day free 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 August 30th.

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

Click the 'Book On Event' button above to select tickets.

 

Watch these beautiful videos to get a sense of the Green Earth Awakening or scroll down for more practical info related to the event. 

 

 

Arriving and Leaving

Gates are open for entry from 1pm, Wednesday 14th until Sunday evening. Ticket holders can stay until Monday. Timetabled activities continue throughout Sunday afternoon. We ask that you leave the site by 11am, 19th September. The last meal offered for meal ticket holders is breakfast on Monday morning.

The Timetable

The event runs on a daily timetable which will be located at the info point. Each morning will start with meditation and body work followed by workshops and talks. The Buddhafield Café will be running set meal times through the day.

Things to note

  • Please do not bring alcohol, drugs, unauthorised sound systems or dogs onto the site.
  • Please respect other campers. There is no official "Quiet Camping" area, as we are not able to enforce this.
  • As much as possible, we want to protect the soil and watercourses on the site. Therefore, we ask that you bring cleaning products such as hand wash, shampoo, shower gel and washing up liquid that do not contain Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Dioxane, Parabens, Propylene glycol, Diethanolamine or DEA.
  • We have more detailed terms and conditions the you can access here
  • Accessibility: The site is gently sloping across 2 fields with inclines at the access points between the camping and main fields. After heavy rain the site can get muddy in parts. An accessible toilet is situated in the camping field. Please email information@buddhafield.com if you need more info
  • Please bring torches, the site has minimal lighting at night.
  • This is a camping event in late summer - please come prepared for warm days and cooler evenings.

Location & travel

The camp in the Blackdown Hills, nr. Ford Street. Please consider using public transport if you can: the Traveline website is a good place to start. Alternatively, you could try posting lift offers/requests using our Facebook Buddhafield liftshare page, or the Freewheelers lift sharing scheme.

Trains

The nearest station is Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter.

Coaches

Taunton is about 4 hours from London and 1 hour from Bristol. National Express run regular services to Taunton.

Local Buses

The 22 runs from Taunton Bus Station (south bound) to Wellington regularly through the day. Last bus is at 8pm. The journey is 22 mins.

Last bus from Wellington Post Office is 18.30 on Sunday.

Check www.traveline.info to plan your journey

From the Post Office on Wellington High Street, the site is 3 miles. It is an uphill walk. 

Shuttle Bus

These is currently no shuttle bus service planned for this event. We'll let you know if that changes. 

Road Directions

The site does not have a Post Code, sat nav coordinates are 50.946237, -3.202360, the nearest Post Code is EX15 3UZ, and the GEA site entrance is about 400m east of the entrance to this postcode. If you have reached the stamp museum, turn around and the entrance will be on your left in 400m.

The GEA is about 5 miles west of the Buddhafield Festival site.

From the M5

At junction 26, take the A38 exit to Wellington.
Slight left towards Gerbestone Lane 262 ft
Turn right onto Gerbestone Ln 0.9mile
Turn left onto Ford St 0.5mile
Continue uphill towards Hemyock 1.1mile
Turn right
In 200 metres the site entrance will be immediately on your left

From the A303

If travelling West (coming from London), about 8 miles out of Illminster turn right onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
If travelling East, then about 7 miles after Honiton, turn left onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
Take a left at the rusty-white road sign towards Blagdon and Wellington.
Carry on following the signs for Wellington, pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
At the crossroads go over the junction.
Continue straight for around 5 miles until you see the signs for Buddhafield.
The entrance will be on the left just after a crossroad.