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.

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

This festival’s theme is ‘Seeds of the New Earth’. The Green Me Locally Open Forum Day on Saturday 6th January is a mini-fair with live music and stalls. Workshops with a renowned futures professor and a deep ecologist facilitate empowering perspectives and the experience of interconnectedness. The evening concert features the festival’s special guest performers. Check here for the growing line-up of workshops and performances.

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.

Ananda Mela Festival

Francis Gilfedder performing with Murray Kyle. Light creation by Partha

Ananda Mela Festival

Jali takes a break from her busy playing schedule

Ananda Mela Festival

Alison Gaffney doing the fantastic NIA workshop

Ananda Mela Festival

Ramakrsna and Rainjan captured the twilight in Girraween National Park

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