What is Freedom Fest?
The Freedom Festival is a summer gathering of the Good Folk of Sweetwood Temenos, their friends and guests. It is a time when as “together hearts” we celebrate and relax in our Nature Sanctuary. At the Freedom Festival there is a sharing of smiles, good friendship, food, drink, tasks, skills, knowledge and love.
Freedom Festival is the major fundraising event for Sweetwood Temenos. There are workshops, meditative activities, a silent auction, a “give away”, a symposium, walks in the woods and field, starry nights, rituals, fests, bonfires, dancing, music, chanting, singing, poetry reading, and the Sweetwood Temenos Thing (the annual general assembly).
Sweetwood Temenos has a custom of being excellent to one another and the Freedom Festival is an occasion where all can practice excellence in common. The Freedom Festival blesses nakedness, as it is a religious rite of Sweetwood Temenos where nakedness is an expression of being a Dear One, a sign one is free, a shameless thanksgiving of the goodness and Divinity of body and sexuality.