The Meaning of the Lovelight Festival: A Meditation
The Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival is a wholly interactive environment wherein the goal is to enlighten and empower as well as encourage expression and participation. At Lovelight, the line between performer and participant is blurred; the Lovelight community is so rich with talent and wisdom, everyone plays a part in a cosmic passion play that creates inspiration, knowledge and brotherhood. We share the light inside of us and know that we are warmed by the light in others.
Lovelight is a festival wherein all the world’s a stage. Rejoice in the human experience and inspire personal growth through exchanging information, artistic expression, and random acts of kindness. All attendees are encouraged to perform and share their art with radical participation. Our mission is to celebrate and share the Lovelight in all of us.
The talent and entertainment is organized by the Lovelight staff, to ensure a safe environment and a wide range of offerings that facilitates equal access and opportunities for all. The organizing team has provided a canvas on which the Lovelight community creates a collage made of wisdom, inspiration, tolerance, and growth. Lovelight is a place to highlight and strengthen that which we practice every day and deeply cherish: kindness, creativity, and acceptance of those who may walk a different path but seek the same destination— as the great Integral Yogi Swami Satchidananda said 'The paths are many, but the truth is one.'
We support these organizations that shine their Lovelight on those in need.
Please visit their booths and get involved!
Rhythm touches everything: we breath, we blink and our heart beats. Our mission is to provide vehicles for health entities and cancer societies to show communities the resources at hand to assist in directing and easing cancer concern, Facilitating the "introduction" and advancement of important organizations supporting those dealing with cancer, promoting early detection and working towards cures is our goal, and a cause that is close to ou heart, No matter where you are, you will find an event near you. Get involved, make a difference, help BEAT cancer.
The Foundation helps the children of Tibet be healthy by supplementing their diets while in school, providing regular clinic services and ensuring adequate clothing and bedding.
We contribute to their education by providing needed school supplies and equipment, repairing school facilities, and recognizing and rewarding teaching excellence.
The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving students to pursue further studies in Tibet as well as other places.
For those children who pursue further education in the United States, we will find willing families to provide these students a home away from home.
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Our mission is to protect bonobos, preserve their tropical rainforest habitat, and empower local communities in the Congo Basin. BCI is the only international organization solely dedicated to protecting wild bonobos and their rainforest habitat. Together with Congolese communities and organizations, the DRC government, and international partners, BCI is implementing innovative solutions to address the complex problem of bonobo conservation.
Firehouse Arts and Music is a multi-disciplinary and learning center to open in late 2016.
The Seva's Foundation's mission is to partner worldwide to create self-sustaing programs that preserve and restore sight.
It's vision is a world free of blindness. The foundation is guided by it's principles:
Turn compassion into action: We are professionals, volunteers, and donors drawn to this work by the spirit of service.
Value different ways of knowing: We respect both the analytical and intuitive in all our work.
Serve the underserved: We work with communities worldwide to achieve health equity--especially those that are vulnerable and economically marginalized including women, children, and indigenous peoples.
Promote a comprehensive concept of health: We recognize that spiritual and cultural renewal, economic self-sufficiency, environmental wellness, and medical services are important to well-being.
Create long-term partnerships: We are responsive to the changing needs and conditions of the people and programs with whom we work. By developing close relationships with local organizations and community leaders, we build trust, mutual respect, and cultural understanding.
Expand self-reliance: We promote self-reliance and aim to reduce dependence on outside assistance. We seek sustainable solutions that come from within individuals and communities so our partners continue delivering services long after our involvement has ended.
The children of Tibet are our mission. By helping them, we will help preserve their heritage and improve the well being of all the people of Tibet. The Foundation will help the children of Tibet be healthy by supplementing their diets while in school, providing regular clinic services and ensuring adequate clothing and bedding. We will contribute to their education by providing needed school supplies and equipment, repairing school facilities, and recognizing and rewarding teaching excellence. The Foundation will provide scholarships to deserving students to pursue further studies in Tibet as well as other places. For those children who pursue further education in the United States, we will find willing families to provide these students a home away from home.
Lovelight supports the SEVA Yoga for Sight Program
Please help us raise awareness about SEVA’s incredibly successful program to activate yogis to help restore sight—Take part, at the Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, in a “Blind” Yoga Class taught by Jayanti Harrison.
MalaforVets is Chris Eder's Seva Project to raise money for Veteran Yoga projects like: Mindful Yoga Therapy for Vets and the Give Back Yoga Foundation. You can support Veteran Yoga programs and Veterans with these Seva Mala beads. The thrust behind Mala for Vets is to support Veterans. This is where you come in. You can help yourself...and help a Veteran all at the same time. Currentl,y Chirs has the all new Warrior Mala, (compliments of Dharmashop.com), the Support Precedes Action Mala which supports Mindful Yoga Therapy, The Survivor Bracelet which helps raise awareness for the #22aDayChallenge, and coming soon, the Battle Tested mala. www.malaforvets.org
VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. We accomplish this by holding free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour throughout the year. VETOGA is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C.