Envisioned in a Thai jungle monastery in the tropics while meditatiing at midnight under the moon before the dawn of this millenia, the Raw Spirit quickly grew to create Earth's largest ever, raw vegan, healthy living, eco-music-spirit-peace festivals. At its height, more than 3000+ people would gather at these events focused on health, raw food, eco-sustainable solutions and spirituality, hence the name "Raw Spirit". Raw Spirit produced 200+ raw, love and spirit-filled, friendly, intercultural gatherings, located in beautiful, elegant natural settings for "Education, Inspiration and Celebration."
This 501c3 educational non profit organization's numerous deeply-transformational, fun festivals featured up to nine stages, with thousands of participants, hundreds of dynamic doctors and performers, wise, well-informed researchers-presenters, as well as hundreds of carefully selected raw vegan lifestyle vendor booths of the highest quality, uplifting children's programs, job fairs, inspiring business dinners and entrepreneurs-meet-investors tables to help expand the "ecstatic-eco-economy" and arouse eco responsibility. Raw Spirit was the first raw vegan festival to feature sacred spaces for yoga, children, leadership sharing circles, raw chef demos, eco-activism, peace and meditation long before their current popularity.
These days Raw Spirit Fest is enjoying the bliss of metamorphosis and freedom felt from letting the festival be in heavenly hiatus to explore fresh projects that are guiding us in exciting, novel, uncharted directions.
Raw Spirit's leaders are on perpetual tour spreading the bliss in their eco-friendly creational vehicle (rv) with www.BlissologyUniversity.com, leading interactive certificate courses in Bliss Conscious Communication, Succulent Strategies For Supernal Health, Living Free in an Unfree World and Living Your Godzillionaire Lifestyle.
In the 1990s, Raw Spirit Festival's founder, Happy Oasis, saved her life by adopting an organic raw vegan diet while serving as the international meditation programs coordinator & spiritual teacher at what was Thailand's largest jungle meditation monastery. Thanks to adhering to a 100% raw vegan diet for many years, she successfully overcame Diabetes II, Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever, Angina, Arthritis, Pneumonia and Chronic Fatigue.
Nevertheless, she teaches that "the quality of what goes out of our mouth is in some ways more important than the quality of what goes in".
Thus, the founder of Raw Spirit, Happy Oasis authored uncivilized ecstasies (2002) and Bliss Conscious Communication (2003) based on what she coined, "Blissology", the study of how to live a more blissful life.
The Bliss book spells out "The Blissiplines" that comprise a wholesome regime of organic bliss-conscious communication-rich recipes for co-creating more harmonic, profound, ethical, authentic and joyful relations as well as an insightful approach of how each of us can create a bliss-rich lifestyle based on our own values, and therefore become "Certified Blissologists" via Blissology University.
From ongoing research and decades of practical application, Blissology University, or Bliss U features innerviews and dynamic, live and on-line transformational interactive playshops with brilliant, innovative guest professors who are among the most blissful people on the planet.
We invite you to join us as we to co-create uplifting events to enhance sacred dialogue, prevent conflict and resolved conflict as well as to help raise humanity's conversational kundalini via events with luminaries such as don Miguel Ruiz Jr & Sr and Kimberly & Foster Gamble.
Interactive concerts, sacred sharing circles, wilderness adventures, and rawmarkable retreats. Let us know if you'd like to host or sponsor an event near you.
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Archives of Raw Spirit's 2012 FunLovingKindness Tour
(There were too many events in 2013 & 2014 to list!)
- Sedona, AZ at a Private Home. Involuntary Simplicity with Swami Beyondananda, Trudy Lite, Happy Oasis & Johnny Light. Sat Nov 17, 1 - 6 pm.
- Unity of Sedona. An Evening of Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda. Fri Nov 16, 7 - 9 pm.
- Near Sacramento, CA in Granite Bay at Lisa Wade's Private Estate. Tues. Oct 9, 6 - 8:30pm. Find Your Bliss With Happy Oasis with musician Johnny Light 5859 Wedgewood Dr. RSVP and call for gate code: 928.308.2146
- San Francisco State University. Mon Oct 8, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Succulent Strategies For Dietary Health and 7 - 8 pm for Bliss Conscious Communication. Corner of Holloway & 19th Aves. HSS Bldg. Room 306.
- "The Whitehouse" home of Gail the River Guidess in San Rafael, CA. Sat Oct 6, 6 - 7 pm at 54 Mission St. Playshop For Blissologists!
- Sebastopol, CA Abiding In Bliss and LSD (Laughing, Singing & Dancing) Thurs Oct 4 with HappyO, Johnny Light and Monnet Zubieta, Master Laughter Yogini.
- Santa Rosa Community College. Thurs Oct 4 with Happy O, Johnny Light & Professor Monnet Zubierta inspiring future intercultural communicators
- Harbin Hot Springs! Middletown, CA. Wed Oct 3, 6:30 - 7:50 pm. Playshop For Blissologists with Happy & Johnny Light on the theatre rooftop (!) followed by an optional Biodanza with Zora in the Temple commencing at 8 pm.
- PranaFest, Ashland, OR Sept 28 - 30. Saturday Sept 29th, Main Stage 10 am: Playshop for Blissologists with HappyO & Johnny Light
- Unity of Ashland, OR Sun Sept 23, 10:30 am. Bliss Conscious Sermon & Service by the irreverent Reverend Happy Oasis
- New Earth Fest, Nevada City, CA. Sat Sept 15, 3 - 5 pm. Playshop for Blissologists by HappyO with Live Loving Music by Johnny Light
- Dance With the River Retreat, Oakdale, CA. Aug 31 - Sept 3. Playshop for Blissologists, Sister Speak/Brother Speak Sacred Circle & Music
- Peace Village Festival, Ashland, OR. Sun Aug 19, 4 - 5 pm. Playshop for Blissologists & Music
- Blissology & Humandalas, Mt Shasta, CA. Aug 21, 7 - 9 pm, Temple of Divine Union, 1920 Conestoga
- Circle of the Radiant Heart & Divakar Yoga Studio in Grants Pass, OR. Sun Aug 5, 10 am Service and 1 pm. Playshop for Blissologists with Happy Oasis, Music with Happy & Johnny Light
- Shasta Yoga Center, Mt. Shasta, CA. Thurs Aug 2. Blissology Discussion
- Good Medicine Family Gathering, Williams, OR. Sat July 28 & Sun July 29. Playshop for Blissologists with Happy O, Sister Speak/Brother Speak Sharing Circle & Johnny Light Music
- Oasis Healing Arts Sanctuary, Ashland, OR. Thurs July 26. Playshop For Blissologists with Happy O & Music by Johnny Light
- Aquarian Books & Gifts, Grants Pass, OR. Mon July 23. Playshop For Blissologists with Happy O & Music by Johnny Light
- Mystic Garden Gathering, Lake Selmac, OR. Sat July 21, Playshop For Blissologists with Happy O & Music by Johnny Light
- Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR. Fri July 13, Sat July 14 & Sun July 15. Roving Minstrel Music by Happy Oasis
- The Fix Raw Restaurant, Nevada City, CA. Tues July 10. Playshop For Blissologists with Happy O & Music by Johnny Light
- Peace Like a River, Oakdale, CA. Fri July 6, Sat. July 7 & Sun July 8. Playshop For Blissologists with Happy O & Music by Johnny Light
- Home of Jason Firth in Las Vegas, NV. Fri June 29. Raw Potluck & Philosophy of Blissology Discussion with Happy O & Music by Johnny Light
- Meditation Celebration Retreat, West Fork Canyon, Sedona, AZ. Sat June 16 & Tues June 19. Meditation, Creek Satsang, Organic Raw Lunch, and Hiking spectacular canyons of Sedona with Happy Oasis
- Havasu Falls Helicopter-Hike-Swim Adventure Quest, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon, AZ. Fri May 18, Sat May 19 & Sun May 20. A breath-making, transformational journey! Yoga & Meditation Circles, Fabulous Raw Feasts, Foraging & Fantastic Friends
- Edible Plant Foraging & Feasting, Prescott, AZ. Sun May 6 at the Happy Oasis.
- The Greenhouse at Biddles Nursery, Sedona, AZ. Thurs May 3. Playshop For Blissologists.
- The Greenhouse at Biddles Nursery, Sedona, AZ. Sat April 28. HappyO and Johnny Light Perform An Introductory Concert for Raw Spirit Musicians: Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe.
- Creative Living Fellowship, Phoenix, AZ. Sun April 29. HappyO & Johnny Light sing as the introductory warm-up band for Raw Spirit musicians, Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
- Phoenix, AZ. at the Creative Living Fellowship. Sun April 29. Blissology PlayShop with Happy Oasis
- Sedona, AZ. at the Hans Christian Concert at Daniel & Yanna's riverfront estate. Wed April 18. HappyO and Johnny Light sing as opening act for this classical concert.
- Sedona, AZ. at The Peace Place. Mon April 16. Musical Guests at Anita's Monday Celestial Meditation Group
- Unity of Sedona, AZ. Sun April 15. Guest singers~performers at both Sunday services in January, then again in March.
- Unity of Sedona, AZ. Aeoliah Live In Concert. Sat April 14. Happy O and Johnny Light sing during intermission at Aeoliah's concert, "A Drop of Buddha's Tears."
- Huntington Beach, CA. at the Home of Louis, The Raw Mechanic. Thurs April 12. Raw Potluck & PlayShop For Blissologists,
- Long Beach, CA at the Home Yoga Studio of Larisa Stow. Tues April 10. Evening with Larisa Stow, Dr. Elizabeth & Friends.
- Santa Barbara, CA. at Michael David's cabin in the woods. Mon April 9. Raw Spirit Musical Meditation, Bliss Play & Potluck Celebration.
- Aptos, CA, at the Private Estate of Nora with Ananda & Janaka. Sat April 4. Potluck Celebration featuring "Lovingkindness with Infinite Abundance!" & Music.
- Corte Madera, CA. The Sunrise Center. Weds April 4. Founded by Lori Grace. "Lovingkindness with Infinite Abundance!" Celebratory Singing Performance.
- SOU (Southern Oregon University) Recital Hall in Ashland, OR. Sat March 31 & Sun April 1. Introducing two concerts of The Guru Ganesha Band
- Grants Pass, OR, Circle of Radiant Heart (Spiritual group) service. Sun April 1. Music by Johnny Light.
- Ashland, OR, Ashland Public Library. Ashland Source Center Community Celebration. Thurs March 29. Johnny led this gathering to teach how to increase one's presence on this local social media portal, plus, sharing opportunity for businesses, events, and ideas. Concert included.
- Unity of Ashland, OR. Sun March 25. Rev. Norma Burton, Happy & Johnny as guest singers.
- Ashland, OR, Hidden Springs Fireplace Room. Wed March 21. Playshop For Blissologists! Join Happy, author of Bliss Conscious Communication, the planet's only interactive playbook, guaranteed to raise your conversational kundalini. Considered to be among "America's Happiest 100", and the inspiring story of Happy's name was featured in the New York Times #1 best-selling book, Happy for No Reason.
- Home of Ashland's Monthly Raw Food Potluck, Ashland, OR. Mon March 19.Happy presented "Succulent Strategies to Supernal Health."
- 7th Day Adventist Church, Medford's Monthly Raw Food Potluck. Medford, OR. Sun March 18. Happy presented "Rejuvenate Yourself With Joyful Health!"
- Unity of Ashland, OR. Sun March 18. As the Guest Minister, irreverent Reverend Happy spoke on "Unconditional Appreciation: Being Grateful Regardless of Circumstances"
- Las Vegas, NV. Get Raw Cafe Meetup Group. Fri February 24. Thanks to Daryl Elliot. Performed first Happy O & Johnny Light Show.
- Church of the Golden Age, Sedona, AZ. Sun February 19. Thanks to Rev. Ariana. Happy & Johnny in concert.
- Granite Dells, AZ near Prescott at the Happy Oasis. Thurs February 16. Poetic Giggle Potluck Celebration
- Chef Sara Siso's Raw Vegan Academy & Cafe, Carefree, AZ. Fri February 17. Happy O & Johnny Light's first full concert.
- Sedona, AZ, Unity of Sedona. Sun January 22. Thanks to Rev. Michael Mirdad. Happy & Johnny's first church singing appearance.
- Sedona, AZ. Angelika Retreat. Sat January 21. Special thanks to Mia Margaret. Guest troubadours Happy & Johnny.
- Scottsdale, AZ. Scottsdale Farmer's Market. Sat January 7. Thanks to founder~manager, Dee Logan. Music by Happy and Johnny Light.
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