Feel the Love with February Events in Crestone Colorado

February is the month of love and that means loving ourselves with a lifestyle that feeds our mind, body and soul.  A visit to Crestone offers a variety of ways to rejuvenate your daily routine and infuse your life with spiritual connection. You can do so inside at our many spiritual centers or outside in beautiful natural settings far from the noise and pollution of large metro areas.

February 12 – Rhythm Sanctuary at the Cloud Station

Connect with your deeper being in an evening of music and dance as  Rhythm Sanctuary takes over the Cloud Station with ecstatic dance by DJ Elf Arrow, VJ Cat Wiley and an after event with Tara.

February 12, from 6:30-11:30pm, donations appreciated. For more information contact Rhythmsanctuary.com or call 719-480-5925.

February 14 – Sampai at the Shumei Institute

Are you searching for something loving to do for your self or with your partner on Valentines Day? Visit the Shumei Center for a jyorei blessing where you can experience spiritual tranquility, healing, purification, well-being and spiritual transformation. This practice evolved in Japan in the early 1900’s with the knowledge that healing requires both physical and spiritual action. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to participate.

February 14th, at 10:30am. Stay for a hot lunch buffet afterward, donations appreciated. For more information call 719-256-5284 or visit shumeicrestone.org

February 28 – Bhutanese Buddhist Meditation 

Join in a free and open ended meditation at the Chöying Dzong temple. This is a traditional Bhutanese Buddhist temple in the Nyingma and Dzokchen lineage of Péma Lingpa. Visitors are welcome to attend for as short or long as they prefer. February 28, between 10am and 1pm. 

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While you’re visiting, check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Top 2016 Events in Crestone Colorado

Happy New Year from our family to yours! Is traveling and exploring new places one of your resolutions? If so you should definitely add Crestone to your Colorado adventure list.  We have a variety of large events and many smaller events throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to relax and getaway, have an adventure with new experiences, or just want to know what gems are hidden in our beautiful state you will find it here!

Fourth of July Celebration

Our July Fourth celebration allows everyone the opportunity to participate. The main event is a parade through downtown with a “Creation Station” for children to decorate themselves and their bikes so they can join the parade. There is also a 5K Run, Walk and Crawl Race, live music, entertainment, food, games, arts and crafts. This is fun celebration that you will remember for years afterward.

Camino de Crestone: An Interspiritual Pilgrimage

You’re invited inward…and outward…in a week-long quest for meaning, for understanding, for direct experience, for freedom and truth.  The Camino is a communion with nature, a retreat and educational intensive. By visiting 16 spiritual centers you will receive a variety of spiritually enlightening teachings and/or presentations. You’ll be carrying a pack and walking with 6-13 other pilgrims There are two retreats scheduled for 2016, August 20-27 and September 10-17. Visit CaminoDeCrestone.com for more information.

Crestone International Music Fest

Crestfest is a three-day event showcasing international music stars along with fun activities for all ages.  Activities include men’s and women’s wood chopping contests, limbo and pie-eating contests! For kids we have the Salida Circus, We Are The Drum Workshop, hula-hoops and beach balls and EuroBungy jump machine. There are many things that go on each year such as a fabulous raffle, free door prizes  and surprise auctions. We have great on-site camping, delicious food and Colorado libations and generally speaking, a good ‘ole time is had by all! This year the contest is August 12-14. Visit CrestFest.org for more information.

Artist Receptions and Taiko Drumming Events at Shumei Art Gallery

Soak in a variety of art forms including sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, painting and illustrations created by artists around the world. Enjoy monthly receptions at the Shumei Art Gallery that are free and open to the public. Dance to the music of Taiko Drumming, a Japanese tradition dating back to the 6th century. You can also hear the Taiko Drums at other events in Crestone including the Crestone Music Festival.

The Crestone Energy Fair

Learn and share your knowledge of alternative energy and fuels at this annual conference.  Leaders in sustainability, education, business and green building will share new resources and information. Experience hands on workshops, demonstrations and presentations. Visit Scseed.org for more information.

While you’re here check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Warm Up Your Winter With Full Moon Ceremonies, Spiritual Transformation and Reggae Music in Crestone this December

December is a time for renewal, reflection and connection as we say goodbye to another year. Visit Crestone to rejuvenate your body and mind with meditation, connect with nature through ceremony and celebrate life with music and friends.

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December 11th and 25th – New and Full Moon Ceremonies

Celebrate the new moon and the full moon this December with a unique fire ceremony hosted at Haidakhandi Universal Ashram in Crestone. Each ceremony is followed by a meal. For more information call 719-256-4108 or visit Babajiashram.org 

 

December 13th – Shumei Sampai and Luncheon

Close out 2015 and prepare for the new year by generating spiritual light, purification and spiritual transformation with a Sampai and Jyorei practice at the Shumei Insititue. A warm and healthy lunch buffet will follow. Donations for lunch are always appreciated. For more information call 719-256-5284.

 

December 27th – Jah Kings Concert

Brighten up your winter blues with reggae music from the Jah Kings. Lead musician Alexander Kofi has performed his brilliant music around the world and opened for the Four Tops, Journey, Foreigner, Phyllis Hyman, Bobby Womack, TLC and many more. Bring your family and friends for Kofi’s birthday bash concert on December 27th at the Cloud Station. For tickets and information call 719-588-1278.  

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes, art walks and concerts. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca!

 

 

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Visit Crestone for Live Music, a Vajyarana Feast, and the Annual Winterfest!

Kick off your holiday celebrations with live music, a traditional Buddhist feast and Crestone’s annual Winter Festival. 

November 14  – Live Music with Ragtime and Taarka

Enjoy a double feature this Friday! Country Hall of Famer Jack Radcliffe will perform his popular Ragtime, followed by an afterparty with gypsy jazz/indie folk music Taarka at the Cloud Station. Doors open at 6:30pm and there is a $10 entry. For more information call 719-588-1278 or email info@TheCloudStation.co

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November 21 -Vajyarana Communal Feast

Celebrate the lunar month at Chöying Dzong Bhutanese Buddhist temple. Himalayan Buddhists celebrate with a traditional tsok or ganachakra, a confirmation of purpose and (private) confession of vows weakened or broken, followed by a communal meal. Bring unopened food or drink to offer and share. For more information call 719-256-5224 ir email info@yeshekhorlo.org

November 27 & 28 – Winterfest

Every year Crestone celebrates the holidays with a large celebration featuring small town charm. Start your celebration on Friday the 27th at the Crestone Artisans Gallery with music, mulled wine, hot cider, appetizers and a lighting ceremony at 6:30pm. On Saturday enjoy music, arts, crafts, hayrides, a petting zoo, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers and hot cocoa. For more information call 719-256-5280.

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While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca!

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Steam Things Up with a Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Shumei Center in Crestone

Japanese tea ceremonies are a tradition dating back to the 14th century when the upper class would get together to admire Chinese paintings and crafts in an aesthetic setting. The art of tea serving is about creating an artistic and serene experience as the host expresses themself with gestures and predetermined movements to honor the guests. The tea is of secondary importance. Green tea or ‘Matcha’ as it’s called in Japan, is served along with traditional sweets to balance the bitter taste.

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A traditional tea ceremony has four elements; Wa, Kei, Sei and Jaku – “harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.” Each ceremony differs by offering unique aspects including decorations and traditions depending on the season, theme and the person hosting.

This November the Shumei International Center is hosting a unique westernized Japanese tea ceremony in Crestone, Colorado. Collector Djann Hoffman will share his collection of tea ceremony related art, as well as his own work, in a unique offering celebrating beauty and culture.  

 The ceremony is from 3-5p.m. on Sunday November 8th with a second ceremony on December 8th. The show will run during the months of November and December. For more information call 719-256-5284 or visit ShumeiCrestone.org.

While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes, art walks and concerts. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca!

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Join in the Spooky Fun at the Annual Halloween Ball in Crestone

Costumes, Tricks, Treats and Fun are what you’ll find at the annual Crestone Halloween Ball.

October 30 – The Annual Crestone Halloween Ball

Dance the night away to rock and soul music from the Mama Magnolia band while enjoying delectable cocktails or chill out in the beer garden with your friends. If the holiday spirit moves you, dress up as your favorite Halloween character and you just might win the costume contest!

This years prize is a day pass to the nearby Joyful Journey Hot Springs. The categories are Best Couple, Best Crossed Dressed and Best Other. If you don’t win the contest you can still snag a sweet prize from the silent auction!

 The fun starts at 7p.m. and you can dance until midnight. Please note this event is only for ages 21 and over. For more information call the Cloud Station at 719-256-4533.

While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes, art walks and concerts. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca!

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Celebrate Autumn in Crestone with Art and Live Music, the Divine Mother Festival and a Feminine Enlightenment Workshop

Autumn in Crestone is beautiful! The leaves are changing colors and the weather is a joyful mix of warm days and cool nights. It’s time to grab your favorite cozy sweater and drive up for a weekend in the mountains. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate with loved ones or are on a solo journey of enlightenment, Crestone is THE place to be!

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October 8-11 Enlightened Feminine Leadership

Join Hakomi trainer and therapist Mukara Meredith as she leads this course to provide a model of leadership for both women and men grounded in the ”connective edge’, a feminine quality that anyone can develop and that many women seem to naturally possess. In this workshop, participants will gain a greater understanding of “relational intelligence” and practice using enhanced body awareness and somatic mindfulness to engage themselves and each other in empowering exercises of connected leadership. Gain skills and confidence to Lead through Love and Connection, Hope and Unstopability. Register online at Matrixworkslivingsystems.com

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October 9 –  Crestone Artists Studio Party

Kick off fall with a reception at the Crestone Artisans Gallery with live music, wine and appetizers. Enjoy work by 25 artists in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, leather, and woodwork. This free event is Friday October 9, from 3-5pm For more information call 719-256-5280.

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October 13-21 – Fall Navratri Divine Mother Festival

Celebrate autumn during the Divine Mother Festival at Haidakhandi Universal Ashram. Participate in special pujas, daily fire ceremonies, aarati, discourses, reading, chanting and other ceremonies. This free event is open to all ages. For information call 719-256-4108 or email info@babjiashram.org.

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While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes with live music. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Immerse Yourself in Art, Connect with the Elements, Harness Solar Power and Visit 16 Spiritual Centers

Visit Crestone this September to nourish your soul and reconnect with nature, enjoy a stained glass art exhibit, participate in a free solar workshop and travel to 16 spiritual centers.

September 11-13 – Free Solar Energy Workshop

Learn the theory and nuts and bolts of solar technologies through hands-on demonstrations, professional instruction, home tours and workbooks to take home. This free weekend workshop is presented by Paul Shippee of Colorado Sunworks. Over a 30 year career he has built, designed and trained homeowners to create passive solar homes and active solar heating systems. For information call 719-256-4656.

September 12-17 – Nourish Yourself with the Essence of the Elements

Spend 6 days connecting with the elements. Each day will be filled with group and solitary meditations on the pure essence of five elements, supported by the clear natural presence of the Sangre De Cristo mountains above Crestone. For more information visit Colorado.ligmincha.org/news-events.

September 4 – October 28 – Sacred Symbols Glass Exhibit

Nearby in Hooper at the Sand Dunes Pool is an exhibition of 22 stained glass windows depicting both secular and religious sacred symbols. Created by Crestone artist Richard Burns, this unique body of work complements the beautiful grounds of the new “Greenhouse” hot springs pool in a peaceful  adults-only environment. For more information visit SandDunesPool.com.

September 12-19, Camino de Crestone

The Camino de Crestone takes participants to 16 spiritual centers where they can experience teachings and presentations while carrying a pack and traveling with 6-13 other pilgrims. For many a pilgrimage is more than only connecting with religion, it’s a chance to be inspired, meditate, study other spiritual paths, find peace, calm the mind or undertake a spiritual adventure. Learn more at CaminodeCrestone.com

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Explore the Possibilities of a Regenerative Future at the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair

Visit Crestone August 27-30, for the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair. This years theme is “One World, Many Technologies” celebrating the diverse methods that are available for a sustainable future. Every year visitors travel from around the world to share new sustainable ways of living and learn new alternative energy methods at this free event. 

At the fair you can learn about off-grid living on a local tour of homes that use materials such as strawbale, adobe and earthen plasters and are powered with solar energy, biofuel and other alternative methods. There will also be a farmers market featuring local food, musical entertainment and arts and craft booths. 

The Collective Biodiesel Conference will run concurrently with the energy fair. Registering for the conference will give you a all-access pass to all exhibits, presentations, demonstrations and meals. More information is available at Scseed.org.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Poetry and Steel Drums, Drop in Meditation, Dances of Universal Peace and more this August in Crestone.

Are you ready for music, poetry and dancing? Visit Crestone this August to enjoy all at once! After you’re done dancing, reconnect and rejuvenate with a free drop in meditation.

August 13-16, Dances of Universal Peace
The Dances of Universal Peace is a spiritual practice that celebrates all traditions and ways of connecting to the Great Mystery.  The beloveds/dancers hold hands in a circle with synchronized movement, intention, prayer, song, and energy to experience a collective vortex to the Unified Field.  By creating Peace in ourselves and Peace in the circle the vibration of Peace flows into the world. For more info contact Wonder Bob by phone at 719-937-3052 or via email at 
 wonder_bob@msn.com.

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August 16th Drop in Meditation

The Choying Dzong, a traditional Bhutanese Buddhist temple is opening their doors for a drop in meditation. Informal instruction is available on Sunday August 16th from 10am-1pm. For more information call 719-256-5224 or email info@yeshekhorlo.org

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August 28th, Steel Drums and Poetry at the Shumei Center

Shumei International hosts Paul Goldman performing, “an ecstatic performance” of poetry accompanied by Liz Walsh on steel drum. Friday from 7-9pm at Shumei International Institute. There is a $10 suggested donation and all proceeds benefit the artists. For more information contact the Shumei Center at 719-256-5284.

*August 7-9th is the Crestone Music Fest. More than just music, this all ages festival is as unique as the town of Crestone. Read more about it here.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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