To save the date: The Celebrate Life Festival 2014 will take place from 24th July to 3rd August 2014.
The Art of Awake Relationship
Whatever enters into relationship can heal.
The Celebrate Life Festival is an international consciousness platform that encourages the exploration and promotion of the foundations for a global consciousness and an awake, sustainable culture.
For ten years now, Thomas Hübl and his team have been organizing this ten-day benefit event in Northern Germany, at which all speakers and artists appear without charging a fee. The main themes change from year to year. After the extensive programm in last year`s Festival Global Vision 2012, this year offers more intensity than diversity. In 2013 the topic is every kind of relationship: early childhood relationships, adult (man/woman) relationships, global relationships and finally the relationship with God.
So as to go into more depth with this complex subject, there will be 4 modules with 2 days each:
What formative influences have resulted from my early childhood relationship patterns that still today limit my relationship intelligence? Wherein lies my healing potential?
What does an adult form of relating mean to me? What do my relationships with my partner, my colleagues and other adults look like?
How do I engage in a global community that constitutes a sustainable culture? What is my contribution in the world and how is my participation expressed?
What is the highest expression of one’s relationship capacity? How is my relationship with God? And what is my understanding of the mystical aspect of relationship.
What does our relationship intelligence look like at the various levels and how can we develop it further?
We invite you to a journey through the transcendence and maturation of our ability to have relationships and would be pleased to see you there.
The program of the Celebrate Life Festival 2013 is available for download.
Speakers and Artists
Speakers Main Hall
Thomas Hübl is a contemporary spiritual teacher of uncompromising clarity, which brings the enlightened potential of a new "Culture of WE" into the light. His workshops and trainings invite people to experience a deeper dimension of self-awareness and individual responsibility. Radical transcendence of ego opens the door to deeply authentic expression, service to the world and stable relationship with the absolute. Experiencing a driving inspiration to evolve, people give their gifts to the world in concrete ways.
He founded the Celebrate Life Festival and has organized and led several large healing events which have brought together thousands of Germans with many Israelis to acknowledge, face, and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust. He founded the Academy of Inner Science whose programs teach not only on personal transcendence, but also active responses to the postmodern challenges of the human condition.
Thomas Hübl: "Arriving and Settling into Life"
Main Hall | Sunday, 28th July | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm und 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Diane Hamilton and Thomas Hübl: "Adult Relationship in Creative Dialogue"
Main Hall | Monday, 29th July & Tuesday, 30th July | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thomas Hübl: "Global Competence in Relationship Creates Global Intimacy"
Main Hall | Thursday, 1st August | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thomas Hübl: "Inner Connection with the Divine"
Main Hall | Friday, 2nd August & Saturday, 3rd August | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thomas Harms is the director of the Zentrum für Primäre Prävention und Körperpsychotherapie (engl. center for primary prevention and body-psycho-therapy) in Bremen. He has been working in the field of early prevention, crisis intervention and body-psycho-therapy with parents, infants and toddlers for more then 20 years. He is chairman of the Wilhelm Reich Gesellschaft (engl. Wilhelm Reich Association) and board member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Körperpsychotherapie (engl. German Association for Body-Psycho-Therapy). Next to his occupation as a therapist, he works as a instructor and supervisor in Germany and the rest of Europe. For further information please go to:
Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei is a gifted professional mediator, facilitator, and teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 25 years. Diane facilitates Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed by Genpo Merzel Roshi to help elicit the insights of Zen in Western audiences. She has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute in Denver, Colorado, since 2004. She is also the co-founder of Two Arrows Zen, a center for Integral and Zen practice in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband Michael Mugaku Zimmerman.
Diane teaches The Three Faces of Spirit, a unique, Integrally-informed practice of perspectival fluidity facilitated through voice dialog. She is renowned for her sensitivity and skill facilitating shadow work with individuals and groups. Joining with Thomas Hübl for The Celebrate Life Festival continues Diane's commitment to teaching collaboratively in major conferences and retreats such as the Integral Institute Seminars of 2004-08, the Integral Spiritual Experience of 2009-12, What Next Integral in 2013, and many Two Arrows Zen programs and telecourses. Diane's latest projects include Integral Faciltator, a certification level training program beginning in Fall 2013, and The Integral Living Room, a conversation-at-large designed to co-create a special "WE-space" of committed evolutionaries.
Lindsay is Founder and Managing Partner of Leaders’ Quest. She connects leaders from all disciplines and sectors, with the aim of exploring solutions to some of the big issues facing humanity today. Her work takes her all over the world – to China, India, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East. From city boardrooms to townships and favelas, she works with leaders and innovators in a variety of fields, including high-tech manufacturing, financial services, renewable energy and education.
Currently, much of her time is spent working with corporate CEOs and their leadership teams on the role and purpose of business in improving the state of the world. She is also a regular visitor to Israel and Palestine where she has facilitated dialogues between youth leaders from across the two communities. Her first book, ‘Invisible Giants: changing the world one step at a time’, was published by Vala in March 2013.
Traveling back to Earth, having just walked on the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell had an experience for which nothing in his life had prepared him. ?As he approached the planet we know as home, he was filled with an inner conviction as certain as any mathematical equation he'd ever solved.
He knew that the beautiful blue world to which he was returning is part of a living system, harmonious and whole—and that we all participate, as he expressed it later, "in a universe of consciousness."
Trained as an engineer and scientist, Captain Mitchell was most comfortable in the world of rationality and physical precision. Yet the understanding that came to him as he journeyed back from space felt just as trustworthy—it represented another way of knowing.
This experience radically altered his worldview: Despite science's superb technological achievements, he realized that we had barely begun to probe the deepest mystery of the universe—the fact of consciousness itself. He became convinced that the uncharted territory of the human mind was the next frontier to explore, and that it contained possibilities we had hardly begun to imagine. Within two years of his expedition, Edgar Mitchell founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1973.
Today, Dr. Mitchell serves on the board of directors of the institute. He continues to be active at institute events, including lectures and conferences.
Ed Mitchell "Development of consciousness in the modern world" - Skype Interview
Main Hall | Thursday, 1st August | 4:00 pm
Lawrence Bloom sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group from where he managed their $3Bn. global real estate portfolio.
Whilst there he created an hotel environmental manual, subsequently adopted by HRH Prince Charles, and currently in use in 5 million hotel bedrooms worldwide.
Lawrence was appointed the first Chairman of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and he is a current alumnas of all Agenda Councils.
He is former Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme, Green Economy Initiative, Green Cities, Buildings and Transport Council. Lawrence also is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the ICEAW and is a member of HRH Accounting for Sustainability Group. He currently Chairs a triple bottom line sustainable energy corporation and is engaged in very high level strategy discussions with the Chinese Leadership.
Lawrence Bloom "Changing the Paradigm"
Main Hall | Thursday, 1st August | 4.pm – 5.pm together with Ed Mitchell and Thomas Hübl, 5 - 5.30pm Lawrence Bloom
Born in 1949 in Oklahoma City, Ken Wilber lived in many places during his school years, due to his father being in the Air Force.
With 22 books on spirituality and science, and translations in more than 25 countries, Wilber is now the most translated writer on consciousness studies in the United States. He is seen as an important representative of transpersonal psychology, which emerged in the sixties from humanistic psychology, and which concerns itself explicitly with spirituality. For the fundamental and pioneering nature of his insights, he has been called "the Einstein of consciousness research".
In 2000 he founded the Integral Institute, a think-tank for studying issues of science and society in an integral way.
Ken Wilber - telephone interview: "The art of relational intelligence and the second face of God"
Main Hall | Friday, 2nd August | 9:00 pm
Please bring this year your own cup to support the kitchen team of Hof Oberlethe this year. We'll provide markers and tape to write your name on it. In any case you forget your own, you can buy one from us for 1€. Besides, it will make the festival even more colorful!.
All events will be held in German with English simultaneous translation (or vice versa).
Every interested participant needs the following in order to participate at the
Celebrate Life Festival 2013 in Oberlethe:
- a festival ticket
as well as
- being registered at Hof Oberlethe
1) The festival tickets can be purchased for individual (evening) events, for separate modules (2 days), or for the entire festival period.
For the moment you can purchase the required tickets directly at the festival.
For an overview of the ticket prices see: Register / Festival Contribution.
2. All participants must register with Hof Oberlethe (guests staying on the grounds, guests staying outside the festival grounds and day guests) prior to the festival either via phone or email:
Wardenburger Straße 24
T: +49 4407 6840
For further information see also At-site-participation / Accommodation.
For infos about the web participation please see: Web participation.
General Information regarding the festival (not for registration):
T: +49 4407 3148913
For the different modules (every 2 days) the arrival is either possible at the evening before or in the morning of the module:
Module 1: Early childhood relationship - Saturday, 27.7.
Module 2: Adult relationship - Monday, 29.7.
Module 3: Global relationship - Wednesday, 31.7.
Module 4: Relationship with God - Friday, 2.8.
1. at the evening before 5 pm to 8 pm
2. in the morning of the module 8.30 am to 10.30 am
The Celebrate Life Festival is a platform of consciousness, to which many speakers, for no payment, provide excellent contributions, which inspire many of the audience to take large steps in their own growth. On the one hand participants develop and grow spiritually, and at the same time also different levels of society are influenced. With the donations social and charitable projects around the world are supported.
On this platform we are concerned with the future of society, so that seen from a larger perspective also a Giving takes place. The larger our perspective the more effective we can make a difference in the world. Seen in that light a massive mutual energy arises at such a large festival as the Celebrate Life Festival.
The radius of consciousness grows
A side product of spiritual development is that people develop a larger consciousness radius. Our spiritual praxis will not always be about us, as with time will become more and more compassionate and encompassing. We start taking care. Not as activists but from an inner need. Our radius of reality expands: initially to the immediate surroundings, then beyond these surroundings to a global and even a universal appreciation.
A healthy spiritual development includes this form of Giving Back that emerges from a natural need.
In order to place the Celebrate Life Festival more into the global context of awakening and thereby contributing more - spiritually and financially - we have increased this year's Festival tuition rate.
The Celebrate Life Festival 2013 is reaching via live-streaming throughout the entire world. We want to make a contribution - as an expression of expanded consciousness - to the world. We will support projects and people who - as well as their spiritual development - also have to deal with very existential themes.
Should there be a surplus after deduction of all costs, this will partially go to the financing of next years Celebrate Life Festival 2014 just like this year’s festival was financed with a surplus from the previous year. All additional surplus goes to other non-profit charitable projects.
The Celebrate Life Festival is non-profit orientated, but depends as a benefit event on the festivals’ contributions and donations from the festival’s participants. All artists and speakers, including Thomas Hübl contribute without remuneration, the entire festival team of approximately 70 people work 10 days long voluntarily.
The festival’s contributions are used for covering the entire costs of the festival organization.
These have included for 2012:
|Technical and hall facilities (Light/Sound/Livestreaming ect.)||30.000 €|
|Travel expenses/overnight stays of all speakers/artists||13.000 €|
|Advertising (Webpage, flyers, advertisements)||20.000 €|
|Partial overnight stays and food for our team||9.000 €|
|Allowances for the organisation team (planning phase 1 year)||15.000 €|
|Interior decoration of the hall and the various tents||3.000 €|
|Gema fee (registering the dance events)||5.000 €|