Kupidabin Wilderness 7th Bi-Annual Gathering of the Four Winds
Will be held over the weekend 20th/21st/22nd September 2019
About The Four Winds Gathering:
Previously held in November commencing 2007. The dates for the 2019 Gathering of The Four Winds have been changed to September 20th/21st/22nd when the weather would be more comfortable for Interstate and Overseas Visitors.
The bi-annual ‘Gathering Of The Four Winds’ is a two day multicultural gathering held at Kupidabin Wilderness. The gathering was created to allow people to experience the teachings, ceremonies and traditions of various Indigenous peoples and other cultures from around the world.
First held in 2007, the gathering hosts a variety of different workshops, ceremonies, and teachings to allow guests to more deeply connect with Mother Earth, with themselves, and with the various aspects of the spirit world and amazing universe we are all part of.
With facilitators including Indigenous Elders, the Gathering Of The Four Winds allows people to learn about a variety of different cultures and teachings, to explore various channels of personal healing and discovery, and share their spiritual and cultural experiences and beliefs with one another.
Weekend 20th/21st/22nd September 2019
Cost To Attend:
NEWS FLASH ( after 28th. July) Kupidabin Gathering of the Four Winds ‘EARLY BIRD 3 DAY WEEKEND CONCESSION $295.00 EXTENDED TO 28TH. AUGUST’
Payments may be made by instalments if required.
Opening Performance Friday 7.30-10:
- Adults: $45.00
- Children (6-14yrs): $15.00
- Pensioners $30.00
- Students $25.00
Weekend Friday to Sunday:
- Adults: $350.00. (Early Bird Discount: Before 28th August $295.00)
- Concession: $275.00
- Students: $150.00
- Saturday or Sunday: $200.00
Closing Date for Registration – Monday 16. September 2019.
Program Details for Kupidabin 7th Bi-Annual Gathering of the Four Winds
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J. Reuben Silverbird
Kupidabin Wilderness Foundation Committee are very honoured to have J. Reuben Silverbird confirm his attendance to be at our Gathering of the Four Winds in September.
J. Reuben Silverbird, son of a Nedhni Apache Wise Man and Cherokee Medicine Woman, travels to the Four Corners of Mother Earth, with The Universal Peace Federation. He is attached to the United Nations as an NGO, (Non-Governmental Organisation) and is only one of the countless men and women Ambassadors who speak on behalf of "Love and Peace throughout the world today." He shares his words of wisdom and inspires thousands of people around the world with his lectures, concerts and retreats. J.Reuben Silverbird is regularly invited to perform ceremonial blessings at the Nobel Prize Institute in Oslo, Norway
Reuben travelling from Vienna in Austria is looking forward to return to Kupidabin after 8 years. He will be officiating at the International Day of PEACE on Saturday 21st September, Holding Talk Circles and Private Aura Readings -- more info to come.
Kumu Pa'a Kawika Foster
Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster is a traditional practitioner of Hawaiian culture and traditions. He was accepted as a student of Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki in 2007. Since his acceptance Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster learned the cultural practices of his Hawaiian heritage. He learned in a traditional manner. Once initiated into the lineage he lived with his teacher in Halawa Valley Molokai. His trainings where conducted in an oral basis. Stories, chants and dance where taught through listening, observing, and repeated till mastery. As of 2010 he has been travelling internationally sharing the knowledge and wisdom he learned. In 2014 Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster was released from his training by his teacher and given the responsibility to preserve and perpetuate this knowledge and wisdom. Today he continues sharing internationally from his home in Dungog, NSW, Australia. Where he moved 12 months ago.
It is his passion to continue enlightening others with an interest in Hawaiian practice to the way of thinking and living that nurturers a sound understanding of his Ancestry. His sharing style combines ancient wisdom with a modern approach. Through straight forward talks and real world applications Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster shows how traditional spirituality relates to these changing times.
Kupidabin Wilderness Foundation Committee were very honoured to have Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster accept our invitation to attend with his Family our 7th. Bi-Annual Gathering of the Four Winds in September bringing in a New Cultural Element to the Weekend.
Whistle Dreaming - Mike Mee
Peruvian Whistling Vessels are an entheosonic device, which have been used by the indigenous people of South America for thousands of years to induce a liminal state of consciousness for accessing spiritual wisdom and healing (entheosonic = access to the divine within through sound). They fell silent when the Spanish arrived 500 years ago, and remained silent until their purpose was rediscovered in 1972. They are active in the world again through the skills of Donnie Wright, who makes tuned sets of the vessels to order in accordance with the traditional way, and they are now spreading out into the world, heralding a new era of consciousness rooted in indigenous spirituality. Mike has a set of eight vessels, which we will use to access our inner wisdom to provide us with insight and healing.
Biography: Mike has been on a journey from his head to his heart in search of his authenticity as a man since his painful divorce at the end of last century. Coming from a heady engineering background, he launched his journey to the heart through the vibrant men’s movement in this part of the world, attending the Manshine Men’s Gathering in 2001 – his first of many gatherings and deeper men’s workshops. Mike discovered Peruvian Whistling Vessels in 2014 through a serendipitous set of circumstances, including a vision quest, a retreat in the East MacDonnell Ranges with Frank Ansell, Arrernte lawman and traditional healer (nungkari), and a journey into the Andes with Luzclara Camus, Mapuche medicine woman (machi).
Claudia Ocean comes from Turtle Island and is a relative of the Lakota Nation. She is a storyteller, musician, dancer and artist. She leads flute circles and storytelling sessions in many languages including Lakota, Cherokee, Iriquois, Spanish and Sanskrit. Since 2002, Claudia has worked in Australia for a number of leading NGOs to raise money and awareness for worthy causes. She has raised a large family and now steps into her Native American lineage as a Dream Scout, remembering and sharing teachings from her grandmothers. She teaches how to play flutes and leads Dream Work gatherings in Byron Bay, which has welcomed her as home.
RAHANI (Within Joy) - Samoko
Born in Kenya Sam Okoth (Samoko) is an accomplished musician and performer. With roots in African percussion, rhythm, dance and harmonies, Samoko has performed and resented in many different festivals and events around the world. Samoko also works as a youth mentor using cultural arts, ceremonies and ritual infused with Neuroscience.
• Woodford folk festival
• Henchung Moon guitar festival (Taiwan)
• Permaculture music/workshops circuit (Japan)
• Gumsan world percussion fest/competition (Korea)
• Jamaa Heritage festival (East Africa)
• Asia Month heritage (USA/Canada)
• Suzuki music
These are some of the events Samoko has regularly been involved with.
Samoko also works intensively for community betterment by teaching at schools, universities, private, public and corporate sectors globally.
Krissi has been an active participant of yoga on and off the mat for 25 years, which naturally led to becoming a yoga teacher in 2012 when she moved to Brisbane and has been teaching yoga full time ever since. Her classes are well balanced to create challenge and relaxation, weaving in traditional and modern philosophy and following her Dharma, (life purpose), to assist people in reconnecting with their inner peace.
Inspired by a life time of singing, and more recently, the power of sound healing, Krissi offers music in her classes, workshops and retreats, creating a sonic, yoga fusion experience. Sharing ancient mantras, playing Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments during the stillness of yin yoga and savasana, she continues to share her joy and love of yoga, whilst offering an authentic, heart centred practice.
Conscious Culture Ceremony
Dinnawhan aka Aunty Pam
I am Waka, Kabi, Mandanjandi and Gomeroi women. I am an Indigenous Woman. My alliance is with Mother Earth in all that she is – My immediate family. Mother Earth has no conditions attached to her, she allows life to flow like the water. All Indigenous People from long ago know and walk this path along with all awakened souls. Please sit on the earth feel her substance regularly- allow your focus- on nothing-no where in no time. A Space where only feelings of Love exist.
Wantungaa - Rainbow Eagle
Rainbow Eagle is the Visionary Performance of Wantungaa
After 10 years of performing in Children’s Centres.
His enchantment of children is masterful.
He also has been an Indigenous Performer and Didgeridoo Player for 15 years.
Wantungaa has studied film production at SAE Institute in Byron Bay.
He records, films, directs and produces his own music and DVD’S
All the while living a low impact lifestyle in the Byron Hinterland with his Family.
“Together we shall share our Gifts and Love with all People”
Amy from Mystical Realms Australia
Join Amy from Mystical Realms Australia in a Sunrise meditation and Ceremony as we acknowledge the Vernal Equinox to honor the change of season and it is perfect timing to start manifesting our goals. Each year there are two equinoxes: One in spring, and one in autumn. They mark the two days of the year when there are equal parts daylight and night, and they kick off the seasons of spring and autumn, respectively. Spring Equinox marks the moment that the days begin getting longer, we're all going to feel the energy of hope, new life, and fresh starts.
Harata Te Amo-Simeon
Harata and her husband Wiremu Founders of the AkoAko Program for expat Maori in the Brisbane area.
The Program focuses on Language, Customs and Protocols.
As well as sharing with the wider Community Teachings and Insights into their culture.
AkoAko means learning together.
Harata’s workshop at the Gathering of the Four Winds - HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.- What is a Healer? What is required to be a Healer?
Steve McKenzie and Julie Vaughan - Return to Wholeness Circle
Steve McKenzie and Julie Vaughan will be facilitating a workshop to guide you through a nature-based, holistic, re-visioning of the Self.
Wisdom traditions from around the world have looked to nature’s directions for a model of wholeness. The natural world and the directions support us in understanding our own wholeness. In this workshop we’ll be focusing on the 4 main facets of Self, which align with the 4 cardinal directions. These facets of wholeness exist at birth, but they are possibilities that we may or may not learn to access, actualise and embody.
By relating our psyche to the natural world, the innate, healthy aspects of ourselves resonate and come to the fore. We can more easily understand and resolve our difficulties as they arise; we can support the flowering of our greatest potentials; and we can live more in harmony with the natural world.
In this workshop we’ll guide you through a 4 directions exercise amongst the trees, to experience connection with the healthy facets of your natural Self