Bright Now Festival

The strength of a gentle society

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The strength of a gentle society

Connecting with each other and opening our hearts to the question of how to develop a good human society. Moving the world in a positive direction requires vision, courage and trust. This festival combines training inner strength and leadership with contemplative arts and communication skills. A variety of inspiring initiatives in the areas of sustainable economy, education and health come together.


You’re welcome – Be Bright Now!


This innovative festival is organized by Shambhala Netherlands in cooperation with Knowmads.


www.brightnowfestival.nl

Bright Now Festival - Royal Tropical Institute

Friday, Sep. 26th 2014 at 7:45pm to Sunday, Sep. 28th 2014 at 6pm

63 Mauritskade

Amsterdam

DOORS OPEN

FRIDAY 18.00 hours

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8.45 hours

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Key Events: Talks Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Friday September 26 from 19.45 - 23.00 hours

Talk: The strength of basic goodness

Afterwards book signing of the Dutch translation of The Shambhala Principle


Saturday September 27 from 15.00 - 16.00 hours

Talk & guided meditation: Meditation in daily life


Sunday September 28 from 15.45 - 17.00 hours

Talk: Inner strengthe for outer change

Gathering Goodness. A Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in New York City, November 2013

KEY EVENT MAIN HALL FRIDAY EVENING 19.45

KEY EVENTS MAIN HALL SATURDAY 10.00 - 11.00 SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

The whole weekend

  • Berdien Nieuwenhuizen & Ingrid Pasmans - Building the 1000 wish tree (NL/EN)
  • Meditation Lab with regular instruction (NL/EN)
  • Music and Art

SPEAKER MAIN HALL SATURDAY 11.15 - 12.30

Workshops Saturday 11.15 - 12.30

  • Paul van Toledo - More with Less: Work with your natural talents! (NL)
  • Fred van Welsem - Is a kind society a society without conflict? (NL/EN)
  • Paula Kolthoff - Embodied Presence (NL)
  • Charles Giesberger - Let's Creaid - the socially active business community (NL/EN)
  • Bart Landstra - Nonviolent Communication – a language of life
  • Anna Laven - Chocolate Experience: Can you taste sustainability? (NL/EN)
  • Martin Klett - Tai Chi Chuan, the original yang style (NL/EN)

during lunchtime on saturday 13.15

Chado Group Amsterdam - Chado, Japanese Tea ceremony, Demonstration

Rianne Pelleboer - Poetry of Now Workshop (NL/EN)

KEY EVENTS MAIN HALL SATURDAY 14.00 - 14.50 ECONOMIC TRANSITION

KEY EVENT MAIN HALL SATURDAY 15.00 - 16.00

SPEAKERS MAIN HALL SATURDAY 16.15 - 17.30

Workshops Saturday 16.15 - 17.30

  • Damaris Matthijsen & Edward de Boer - Economische transformatie
  • Elles van Asseldonk - Making your own money: local currency (EN)
  • Chado Group Amsterdam - Workshop Chado Japanese tea ceremony (NL/EN)
  • Henriëtte Versteijnen - Tandava movement meditation on the breath (NL/EN)
  • Anouk Brack & Sybren Post - Leadership embodiment: effective communication under pressure (NL/EN)
  • Josien Pennings - Durf te vragen: laat dromen werkelijkheid worden (NL)
  • David Armitage - Wealth and Wisdom, examine your relationship with money (EN)
  • Hèlen Vink - Een frisse blik, kennismaking met contemplatieve fotografie

17.30 hours Benjamin Romkes & Marc Wiewel - Mindful runnig clinic

KEY EVENTS MAIN HALL SUNDAY 10.00 - 11.00 LEARNING IN ACTION

SPEAKERS MAIN HALL SUNDAY 11.15 - 12.30

WORSHOPS SUNDAY 11.15 - 12.30

  • Boris Wanders & Judith Lechner - Technasium, brains, heart and hands in action (NL/EN)
  • An van Bolhuis & Paul van Toledo - Getting in touch with basic health (NL/EN)
  • Ancilla van Steekelenburg - Mindful parenting (NL)
  • Fennanda Eleveld - Creating Bright Now banners (NL/EN)
  • Benjamin Romkes & Marc Wiewel - Mindfull running clinic (NL/EN)
  • Pieter Spinder - Amazing people do not just happen (EN)
  • Wikke Monster - The strength of forgiveness (NL)
  • Marieke Galesloot & Wessel te Winkel - Experience & connect the Krachtpatser way (NL)
  • Sarah Coleman - Love and relationship: the seed of enlightened society (EN)
  • Fenja Heupers - Connecting with nature, herbal medicine (NL)

DURING LUNCH TIME SUNDAY 13.15

  • Maarten Regtien - Piano concert
  • Pamela Koevoets - Storytelling (NL)
  • Rianne Pelleboer - Poetry of Now Workshop (NL/EN)
  • Barako Kyudo Group - Kyudo zen archery demonstration

SPEAKERS MAIN HALL SUNDAY 14.00 - 15.30

WORKSHOPS SUNDAY 14.00 - 15.30

  • Annick Nevejan & Flip Kolthoff - Brilliant basic sanity; the power of radical acceptance (NL/EN)
  • Chris Tamdjidi - Mindfulness in modern working life: insights from a research project (EN)
  • Barbara Wessel - Join the Choir
  • Rombout van den Nieuwenhof & Raïssa Verdult - Transforming undercurrents (NL)
  • Henriëtte van Oekel - Silence in movement. Yoga workshop (NL/EN)
  • Alexandra van Smoorenburg - Conflict as an aid for growth (NL)
  • Diederik Prakke - Wholehearted Love: Friendship and intimacy (NL/EN)
  • Achim Heine - Mindfulness by the ear (NL/EN)

KEY EVENT MAIN HALL SUNDAY 15.45 - 17.00

Reception MARBLE HALL 17.00 - 18.00

Enriched with music from Joshua Samson and Lucas Dols.

Harvesting presentation from the Knowmads

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