Welcome to the 36th Ananda Mela Festival

5 – 10 January, 2018

The Ananda Mela ‘Festival of Bliss’ is a vibrant spiritual festival that launches the new year with inspiration and positivity. Located in upland granite country near Stanthorpe, QLD, the Ananda Mela Festival is an ideal family holiday in pristine natural bush.

Enjoy:

Deep relaxation with twice daily meditation & yoga

Music & dance with local, national & international artists

Healthy gourmet vegan & vegetarian food

Fun & innovative workshops

The lightness of chanting

Entertaining creative activities for children & youth

Trekking & swimming in the national park

The festival’s theme ‘Seeds of the New Earth’ focuses on creating a more sustainable future. Check here for the growing line-up of workshops and performances for the week. Saturday, 6th January, is Green Me Locally Day. This is an opportunity for Granite Belt locals to have fun and engage on issues affecting them.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Our previous Ananda Mela Festival

January, 2017 – A memorable experience

The Ananda Mela Music and Wellbeing Festival brought together songlines from far and near for a week of Mela fun and connecting. Local artists, activists and health practitioners, from Yulu Mob Aboriginal Dancers to folk duo, Penny and Roger, mingled with Bahil Ethiopian Dancers and Tibetan folk musician, Tenzin Choegyal’s masterful trio. Local community radio station, TenFM broadcast live all morning on the 9th from the Mela, intermingling music and interviews of the Mela artists.

We’re grateful to the Southern Downs Regional Council and the Queensland Government for the arts funding that enabled such a rich gathering of talented artists.

What they say about the Mela

I’ve been coming for 11 years, always a refreshing start to the new year.

The mela is a 1 week tension-free retreat, another world.

A great way to get in touch with my spirit.

I enjoyed meeting up with old acquaintances, don’t have to worry or think too much, its like hanging out with family (one I don’t have at home).

The mela provides a rare loving space for children to be with adults together in workshops, work and play and this is really appreciated.

You have inspired me to become a better person.

What they say about the Mela

I enjoyed meeting up with old acquaintances, don’t have to worry or think too much, its like hanging out with family (one I don’t have at home).

The mela provides a rare loving space for children to be with adults together in workshops, work and play and this is really appreciated.

You have inspired me to become a better person.

I’ve been coming for 11 years, always a refreshing start to the new year.

The mela is a 1 week tension-free retreat, another world.

A great way to get in touch with my spirit.