Welcome to a weekend filled with meditations, music, dance, creativity and joy!
Mukti is a space where free spirits from all over the world can gather to experience and share freedom, silence, love, creativity and joy! It is a gathering dedicated to all the happy hearts who feel the call to join the inner and outer celebrations of life. Mukti is a sanskrit word meaning freedom; freedom from the bondage of the mind, freedom from the ego.
If it is your first time to visit Dharma Mountain (the location of the Mukti Gathering), it is worth experiencing in itself. A beautiful garden, a big field and a lake, all surrounded by wild forest with small paths, rivers and high mountains. All this, and fresh air too!
Here is a taste from the beautiful Mukti Gathering 2014:
Check out this year’s concerts and workshops:
Prem Joshua & Band – Concert
Pioneers of an eclectic sound that draws its essence from the depth of India’s musical traditions as well as the innovation of contemporary Western music, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Prem Joshua and his international band are a leading light in the world of Indian contemporary music. Unmistakeably rooted in Indian Ragas and rhythms, his signature sound embraces a variety of cultures and conventions from across the world. Interweaving rhythms from Morocco with beats from London’s dancefloors, experimenting with Eastern European rhythms and jazz, and splicing together chillout and sufi verses, his search for synthesis continues to flourish at the meeting point of genres and influences.
Prem Joshua & Band – Workshop
In this special workshop, Prem Joshua & Band shares an even deeper side to their already vast musical talents. Through the immense power of music, a space is created where one can effortlessly “slip” into meditation – in the most playful way possible. Here, music remains not just on the level of entertainment but becomes a vehicle for meditation. In the workshop an energy circle is created between participants and musicians – beyond any words or specific spiritual teaching. There are no more listeners and no more performers – what remains is an almost tangible quality of silence and celebration.
Ole Magnus Kikut – Gurdjieff Sacred Dance – Workshop
Created by the mystic Gurdjieff – these posture and movements represents cosmic truth that the informed observer could read like a book. Within the precision and the beauty of the movements opens a world of clarity, love, inner strength, creativity and action… The mix of dances and movements coming from the Sufi, Tibetan Buddhist, Esoteric Christian and Pythagorean traditions, as well as those created by Gurdjieff himself. This is a journey that will take you deeper into the oneness and beauty of life.
About Magnus: From an early age Magnus came in contact with healers and teachers that showed him that it is possible to take a step into the unknown. These meetings should prove to shape the rest of his life, which until then had not been completely A4 (nor now). In the quest for ever-greater degree of freedom and insight he has got deeper into many traditions and spent longer time with Daime teachers and doing Yoga, Qi Gong and Vipassana meditation, but it was only when he came to Pune that he felt he got home. There he learned among other Gurdjieff Sacred dance and got his first Sufi Whirling skirts. Today he travels around the world to give workshops; “When we dance together, there are no longer different nations or people just a universal consciousness that unites and shows us our highest potential.”
Åsmund Seip – Love Poetry Revolution
A Norwegian performance poet on the search for reLOVEution. Åsmund explores our relationship with our inner and outer nature, he looks at the universe in your eyes and the potential we have as natural, co-creative beings. On stage, Åsmund invites you to join him and his musicians on an intimate, raw and transparent journey – for us to come together around the fire and remember what it means to be human.
Unni Heim – Biodanza and Voice
Life is vibrant vibration. Vibration is sound, matter and a loving light. In this biodanza session we will use our voice and body to experience the natural fusion with the universal life force. Our voice vibration creates the union between matter and the loving light. And the human contact creates the grounding that we need to live this quality here on earth. This union is bliss; timelessness – here and now.
Unni Heim, with over 10 years of experience in Biodanza, has been a pioneer in introducing this effective,yet playful technique to Norway. Director of the Norwegian school of Biodanza, Unni gives weekly classes and offers workshops and advanced seminars, both in Norway and abroad.
Leena Nyborg – Write Now
An intense two-hour writing workshop – where we will jump right out of the common ways to write – and dive into ourselves to create text that touches and which are alive, breathing and playful!
Leena is a author, copywriter, scriptwriter and meditation teacher. Her third novel comes at CappelenDamm right after Mukti Gathering. Meditation has been indispensable to her writing process. Her work is characterized by the presence, sensitivity and playfulness.
DJ Witch Princess – Dancing Buddha Night
After 12 years of making dance floors around the world high and happy, DJ Witch Princess is known for her unique style of bringing world music and psychedelic trance together with a spiritual undertone. The rhythms and melodies are interwoven to create a journey into a magical space to free yourself into the beauty, joy and meditation that is dance.
Bhuvana Virginia Vasques – Samba Soul
A litlle taste of the Brazilian culture in a fun and easy workshop. You will learn how to dance samba in a short time and enjoy different styles of this fun and happy Brazilien dance. Enjoy the real Rio de Janeiro carnival samba, the smoth Samba de Roda and the sexy Bahia samba movement. You will learn how to dance samba in a deeper level, create a choreography and much more different styles of this fun and happy Brazilien dance. It is a fun opportunity to enjoy yourself!
Bhuvana is a meditator and lover of life – she loves to share her passion for dance from the country of love and rhythm, Brazil.
Calé Azad – Visual Narratives
Visual storytelling has been a part of human life for a long long time… Someone did paintings in cave wall 35.000 years ago to tell a story, maybe to celebrate nature, or to ask for a good hunting season, and we are still gazing at them in wonder.
Nowadays we are all photographers, and for the new generations the cameras even seem like a natural part of their lives. But one thing is to take a nice photo, another is to create a narrative. Just like a beautiful word doesn’t make a poem by itself, the meaning of images also grows as we connect them to each other.
In this workshop you will have a first glance on how to edit your photos into stories that might become an exhibition, a book or just fun way to share with friends
Calé Azad has been a professional photographer for 18 years and since 2010 have been dedicating most his time for his art projects and meditation. His images have been exhibited in festivals such as Fotofest Houston, Photovisa and ParatyemFoco among others.
Maria Rommel – Rommel Yoga
Rommel Yoga is founded by Maria Rommel. She has studied many traditions of alignment based Hatha Yoga. Maria is certified Viryayoga teacher and registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) in Yoga Alliance, USA and Anusara Inspired Instructor®. She is also part of Nordic Yoga Institutes teacher training team. With passion and curiosity, Maria continues to study and draw inspiration from many styles of yoga and movement. Last her work with Zen Coaching, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga. She offers yoga and meditation with current base in Oslo and you can also immerse yourself in her yearly yogaretreats in Tuscany and Crete. See more: www.rommelyoga.no
Maria is devoted to move the practice from the mat into our daily lives. I want my students to make a deeper contact with life itself. As it is. Through yoga and meditation as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence. Yoga is an never ending exploration of the colorful palette in our so called Life. I also believe that we are yoga. That`s not just performing shapes on a mat, rather a lifestyle. “Yoga has taught me to love life, it reminds me of who I am and what truly matters.»
Shoshana Moskowtitz – Inspiring Health
Detox and well-being expert, Shoshana will share about fasting, healing, diet and detox. These inspiring talks will happen in nature.
About Shoshana: At the age of 26 Shoshana had completed her Israeli army service and University and travelled to India. She had always had a lowered immune system and was used to taking antibiotics and other medications for bacteria and viral infections she caught monthly. In this trip to India, she discovered the healing benefits of life foods, detoxification and yoga, which led her on a journey to heal her life, mind-body and soul. The benefits were evident immediately – the life foods opened Sho to the direct guidance of spirit, yoga practice became a journey of dancing in the body, and detoxification rid her body of all chronic symptoms for good, as medication never had. She has never looked back and deeply appreciates her body’s health and sharing these effective methods for healing worldwide.
In 2000 Shoshana founded ‘Karuna Detox Retreats’, the first detox centre in England to share her knowledge on creating mind-body wellbeing. You can join her popular yoga juice fasting retreats for mind-body and heart healing, in UK karunadetox.com, Norway and Greece in 2016.
“I have learnt to listen to my body, to follow it’s ancient wisdom. It leads me to a space of ‘miracles’!”
Bansi Morelle – Massage – Language of Touch
Massage is like a language. Instead of words we use our hands and body. The hands are listening and talking through a present touch.
By applying movement and pressure the conversation is happening. The key to a nurturing massage is to be present relaxed, so relax and join!
Bansi is an experienced course leader in Brazil and Norway with background as a dancer and meditator and has 20 years of practice of body therapy. In 1997 he got trained in holistic massage by Vasant Swaha. Established himself as a masseur in 1999, with supplementary course in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy. Today he gives courses in holistic massage and other body therapies.
Food & Pleasure:
We love healthy food at Dharma Mountain – and all meals will be vegetarian, gluten and lactose free. Breakfast will have different options.We will also have a raw food café. This is an alcohol free event.
Take extra care of yourself during the weekend with a variety of massage treatments, available for an additional fee.
After you have booked your place either through the form on this page – or by e-mail: email@example.com you need to pay a non-refoundable deposit of 600 NOK as soon as possible to garantiee your place. There are limited places. When the deposit is paid before 6th July you will get Early Bird (EB) price, after 6th July you will pay the Late Bird (LB) price.
Please transfer the remaining payment by 30 July.
The deposit is included in the prices.
King Traveller – EB 3300 NOK / LB 3900 NOK (cabin / meals / program)
Camp Lover – EB 2550 NOK / LB 3150 NOK (tent / meals / program)
The first meal will be dinner on Thursday and the last lunch on Sunday.
Vagabond – EB 1350 NOK / LB 1950 NOK (tent/program)
Only concert with Prem Joshua & Band (6th August) / 350 NOK
For payments from abroad please note that additional bank transfer fees will be covered by you.
Payment is done to our account:
Dharma Mountain AS
Account number 1594 44 22533
IBAN: NO 29 1594 44 22533
How to get there?
By car it is two hours drive north of Oslo. Drive E16 to Nes i Ådal, then go 12 km along Fv223 to Hedalen.
Bus: www.valdresekspressen.no to Nes i Ådal and then taxi to Hedalen (mobile 959 50 711)
Train: Bergensbanen to Hønefoss, bus to Nes i Ådal and taxi to Hedalen.
Feel free to contact us if you have any question.
Welcome to the gathering!
Early Bird Prices (until 8th July)
King Traveller 3300 NOK
2550 NOK (program/food/tent)
1350 NOK (program/tent)