An Annual event
Ridgway spirit fest
The purpose of Ridgway Spirit Fest, Inc. is to advance awareness by offering presentations, speakers, discussion groups, movement, art and music, thereby increasing understanding of the many paths, faiths, cultures, philosophies and wisdom traditions. Ridgway Spirit Fest has no church or religious affiliation.
a spiritual journey
bringing dimension to a region of Western Colorado that is already known for its inspired and creative lifestyle
Schedule of Events
Our Spirit Fest Committee knew they had a hard task in front of them for the 2019 program after the resounding success of Father Richard Rohr from the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque in 2018. Maybe it was time for something new, different but equally appealing?
Suddenly, out of nowhere, it all seemed to fit in. Charles Eisenstein, a sacred activist and author of a number of incredible books was on his way to making the world think differently. After reading “The Ascent of Humanity”, “Sacred Economics” and “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible” everybody was convinced that this rising star, who promotes a non-dual Story of Interbeing would be the ideal presenter to highlight this year’s Ridgway Spirit Fest.
We were extremely fortunate to book him for October and since then, his new book “Climate-a New Story” is gaining much traction both from a natural resource perspective and by challenging our spiritual values.
He will be giving a Friday evening keynote and a workshop with Q & A and book signing on Saturday.
On Sunday morning participants will be invited to gather along the Uncompahgre River for a Radical Joy for Hard Times “Earth Exchange,” with a focus on water - a direct form of sacred activism that you can integrate into your daily life in the face of environmental degradation. In the afternoon we will have an inspired workshop in support of cultivating inter-being in groups, organizations, and communities along with practical tips for “bringing it all home” given by Christie Strickland.
All of this will be conducted in the wonderful rural setting of Ridgway, Colorado, nestled in the shadows of the majestic San Juan Mountains.
To enable everyone to participate, ticket prices for the whole three-day program have been reduced to just $60.
“ Interbeing doesn’t go as far as to say, “We’re all one,” but it does release the rigid boundaries of the discrete, separate self to say that existence is relational. Who I am depends on who you are. The world is part of me, just as I am part of it.” - Charles Eisenstein