The Temple

Lucent Temple of Consciousness

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The Lightning in a Bottle Festival was designed to be a heart and mind expanding oasis. Everything we do is imbued with the idea of cradling you in creativity and smothered you in joy. We conspire to inspire you to the highest light within and give you a beautiful place to get your wiggle out. The Lucent Temple, in the center of the festival this year, is the place where you will be able to stretch and open your body core with yoga and movement, learn new skill that will assist you in being a positive force on the planet with our speakers and workshops, experiment with new, traditional and indigenous skills in The Village and our various inter-active areas. You will find an open sharing of information often locked behind doors unavailable to us in the ‘regular world’. At nighttime come dance to unique rhythms and music from around the world. The Healing Sanctuary is the place for massage and body work. You can bath in a Gong bath under the sun or get life changing advice from an Elder. Everything in the Temple is designed for body joy, mind broadening and heart opening.

Come expand your world with a magnitude of tools that just might assist you in making a positive shift in your life. For certain it will spark your curiosity and help you bring the LIB experience home with you.

Yoga

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Check out the full Yoga lineup in the Showcase!

Yoga classes will be happening from morning until evening throughout the weekend to enrich your body and calm your soul. All experience levels and Yoga styles will be on offer from high energy Vinyasa to relaxing classes integrating meditation. The west coast’s top Yoga teachers are joining LIB this year, and many will be accompanied by live musicians. Whether you are looking to get your Yoga practice started, try out a new style, or just continue your practice with incredible people in an incredible space, we strongly suggest you make Yoga a part of your LIB experience.

Schedule coming soon!

Speakers

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Check out the full Speaker lineup in the Showcase

Bestselling authors, accomplished visionaries and master lecturers will be sharing insights and inspirations on diverse subjects including ancient civilizations, forward-thinking economics, human consciousness, sustainability and more. Let the knowledge and experience of these thinkers and doers expand your mind.

 

Workshops

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Check out all the Workshops we have scheduled on the Showcase page.

If ever during the weekend you’d like a break from the bombastic beats and artistic feats, we invite you to take some time to peruse Lightning in a Bottle’s diverse workshop line-up!

Participating in a hands-on workshop is a great way to add lifelong value to your festival experience. You will be able to learn from pioneers and experts teaching a variety of valuable skills and lessons. Explore a subject you’ve always been interested in, or pick up skills in your established field. Participate in a workshop and you’ll find not just fun awaits you at LIB, but the opportunity to become a better human, more engaged with the world around and within you.

Past workshops and panels at LIB have featured everything from Solar Cooking to Composting, from African dance to Qi Gong, from Sensual Chocolate to Social Networking and Cyber Consciousness, from the Geometry of Spacetime to 2012…and of course, more yoga than you can shake your chakras at!

You’ll have a chance to move your body and get your hands dirty, or to sit and take in some knowledge and know-how!

Temple Music

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Check out the entire music lineup, including musicians appearing in the Temple on the Showcase page.

Set in the center of the festival this year's Lucent Temple MainStage will be filled with unique musical stylings from around the world. We have selected an incredible group of musicians for your listening and dancing pleasure to provide a soundtrack for the journeys within. Come hear inspiring speakers all day and dance with us under the moonlight. We can’t wait to play with you at LIB 2014.

The Village

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Check out the full list of Village workshops, speakers, and ceremonies in the Showcase.

The Living Village is a cultural experiment born from the shared aspiration to explore what village life means and how to bring that into a contemporary context. Our intention is to learn by doing, to be individually and collectively engaged with how to experientially create and sustain a Village.

This project is an interactive, intergenerational, education based environment focused on earth based wisdom traditions and the skills necessary to be a sustainable, thriving, interdependent community. There is a focus on honoring the elements and cycles of the natural world, on identifying and refining our individual and collective offerings and remembering a life that integrates the sacred and the creative into everyday. Restorative and social permaculture design systems are at the heart of the VIllage structure. The unique gifts of everyone present will be nurtured and cultivated, creating an environment where, like a traditional Village, every single person has an integral and valued role to play.

The Living Village consists of multiple micro-environments, including the Sacred Fire, Ancestral Arts Arbor, Tea Temple and Community Lodge, largely constructed from found and recycled materials. Within these spaces, participants will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of this way of being, such as song and story sharing, ritual theater, ceremony, and practical applications of traditional ways. We will be providing varied forms of ancestral arts classes such as carving, archery, fire making and weaving, as well as councils and presentations of traditional stories and prophecies with Indigenous Elders and lineage holders. The Living Village will function both as a site for learning to occur and as a hub for the promotion and networking of other organizations and businesses that are aligned with our mission.

When we begin shifting our core life question from “What do I truly want?” to “What do I truly have to offer?” then, as a community, we begin to evaluate wealth based on the whole system rather than the individual parts. The Living Village intends not only to begin shifting our collective awareness in that direction, but also to provide tangible guidance for how to recognize and develop these offerings in a way that benefits both our personal evolution and our ability to be of real service to the larger whole.

 
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