Let us playfully gather, to work hard, at having some serious fun!
Welcome to LoveFest:
A gathering of Radicals of Honesty, R/evolutionaries of R/elating, & Undercover Agents of Intimacy
Who says that deep, spiritual work and ecstatic play are incompatible?
Why should the "normal" people or muggles or drunks have all the fun?
Who says that a vacation can't be life-changing and transformational?
Why should "recreation" not actually help you "re-create" yourself?
If your idea of fun is coming together with a bunch of other folks...
Who eschew small talk in favor of Big Talk...
Who don't need to drink booze in order to really relax...
Who consider getting present and going deep together
To be their idea of a good time... you're just like me and...
YOU'RE IN LUCK!
Part transformational retreat,
Part ecstatic music & dance festival,
Part playful vacation getaway...
Open to those with experience (or a deep and sincere interest) in:
Radical Intimacy, or
WHY IT IS
To bring together the far-flung lovers of truth & transformation, honesty & openness, and conscious community. So we can connect, support each other, learn & grow together, sing together, swim in the lake together, play with skillful abandon, and dance our asses off!
WHAT IT IS
A retreat/festival/gathering where you can "re-create" by playing to your heart's content, and/or making new friends and connecting deeply with others, and/or engaging in life-changing learning by attending mini-workshops by myself and the the teachers and trainers in attendance...
5+ days of spending time together doing WHATEVER our hearts & minds, bodies & souls, desire... EVERYTHING is optional (except for the occasional short logistical meeting)... Consequently, everything's up for negotiation, but these options may include:
Meditation, movement, yoga, or chi gong...
Walking to the nearby (gorgeous) lake to swim...
Soulful song circles or powerful performances...
Transformational teachings by Taber (yours truly)...
Group process, conscious conversation, & hot seat work...
Mini-workshops on various topics (Tantra? Somatic Experiencing? Music Making?) by myself or any of the various talented teachers and workshop leaders that I am recruiting to join the fold)...
and of course, one of my personal favorites...
Dancin' with funky wild abandon!
Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM -
Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
Cost for the festival is €480 for a shared room. The fee covers the festivals, daily healthy meals, and accommodations. Contact us about special pricing if you are also attending the Advanced Radical Honesty retreat immediately before this event.
Scholarships and payment plans available as needed. To apply, fill out this form.
We’ll be in the North German countryside, staying in “Haus am Moor,” a large house nestled in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by trees and next to a moor, with a gorgeous swimming lake a short walk away. With no neighbors around, we’ll enjoy total seclusion, in this sweet, natural setting. The house is in the German Nature Reserve of Westensee.
By Train: The best way to get to Nortorf Bahnhof is by train. From Hamburg, take the Regional Express to Flensburg. From there you can take the bus to Schülp (b. Nortorf) Torfwerk. Then it’s a three minute walk to the house.
By Bus: Best to take the bus from Neumünster ZOB. From Neumünster you can take the bus to Schülp (b. Nortorf) Dorf. From here you can take the bus to Schülp (b. Nortorf) Torfwerk. Then it is 3 minutes walk to the house.
By Plane: Less than an hour drive (72 km) from the Hamburg airport, which connects 130 cities across Europe. There is a bus directly from the airport to Neumünster.
Arriving Early / Staying Late:
If you want to arrive the day before and/or depart one day after the festival ends, you can book those additional nights at an additional cost of €40 per night. Note: during those periods outside of the actual retreat, you'll be on your own for food.
Taber Shadburne, M.A., is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation who has helped thousands of folks transform their lives and their relationships for over 30 years.
He has led life-changing workshops in about 60 cities, in 20 countries, on five continents. He studied Zen for 10 years, lived and practiced at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked deeply with various spiritual teachers. He has a B.A. in Music and Comparative Religion and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.
Taber is the creator of the work known as R/evolutionary R/elating, which he teaches all over the world. He has also worked closely with Dr. Brad Blanton for 20 years, and is the only person ever to be certified by Brad as a Master Trainer of Radical Honesty. Taber co-authored a book, "The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices," with notables such as Deepak Chopra, and he founded the Church of Soul, in Oakland, California, and the White Hawk Sanctuary, a progressive spiritual retreat center, in the hills outside San Diego. He is also a passionate professional musician and recording artist. Read more about him here, or check out what others have to say here.