History of the Festival
The Celebrate Life Festival began in Germany in 2004, and has since grown to become one of the largest consciousness-raising events throughout Europe. Founded by spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl, this annual festival is renowned for its inspiring and healing atmosphere.
Every year, thousands of creative thinkers and innovators from around the globe come together to participate in personal spiritual practice, create a palpable group coherence, and incubate new ways of forming and repairing our social and cultural connection. Through experiential workshops and facilitator-led practices, The Festival fosters a nurturing and enriching environment for a deeper sense of connection with the inner and outer world.
Nourished by a strong desire to give back, donations raised by the Celebrate Life Festival will support the Pocket Project. The Pocket Project was founded in 2016 to care for one unique client: humanity itself. The project’s mission is to halt the vicious cycle of recurring collective trauma, ultimately integrating and reducing its impact on our global community. You can learn more about the Pocket Project here.
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What People Are Saying About the Festival
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This year's speaker line up will be announced soon!
About Thomas Hübl
Thomas Hübl is a teacher, author and founder of the Academy of Inner Science, which promotes the study of the principles of mysticism and human inner development. Originally a student of medicine and the physical sciences, Thomas took a radical departure from his career in medicine to explore the mysticism of ancient wisdom traditions during a four-year meditation retreat. As a result, Thomas has dedicated himself to the systematic exploration of mysticism and the interconnection with science.
Having worked with thousands of people worldwide in his workshops, retreats, and multi-year study programs, Thomas’s methods include meditative practices, the development of somatic and subtle awareness, and conscious cultural engagement for societal healing. A charismatic and compassionate teacher, Thomas draws students from wide-ranging backgrounds including the physical and social sciences, medicine, law, anthropology, and art, as well as those with backgrounds in coaching and professional development.
Thomas has collaborated with luminaries in related fields, including philosopher Ken Wilber, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Scilla Elworthy, addiction specialist Dr. Gabor Maté, alternative medicine practitioner Stephan Hausner, MIT lecturer and author Otto Scharmer, law professor Stephan Breidenbach, and international mediator William Ury.
Since 2004, Thomas has maintained an active schedule of speaking, teaching, and training both students and professionals. He lives in Tel Aviv and Berlin with his wife, the Israeli artist Yehudit Sasportas, and their daughter.
For more information about Thomas Hübl, visit thomashuebl.com.
About The Omega Institute
We are excited to be partnering with the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies for the second Celebrate Life Festival in the United States!
The Omega Institute is a nonprofit, mission-driven, and donor-supported educational organization at the forefront of holistic studies. Omega supports the integration personal growth and social change, moving beyond ‘the way it is’ toward ‘the way it can be’.
For more than 40 years it has been a gathering place for great thinkers, creatives, spiritual teachers, and social visionaries. Omega currently welcomes close to 23,000 people annually and reaches nearly 2 million people around the globe via their website and social media platforms. It has become one of the largest and most trusted centers for lifelong learning in the world.
The beautiful campus in Rhinebeck, New York is 90 miles from New York City and about 190 miles west of Boston. Multiple types of accommodations are available, with access to a daily menu of organic, sustainable, whole-food meals included.
We suggest you register early for the best selection, as space is limited.