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Coming Soon Bliss Beat Festival 2015! Next year it will be from the 9th to the 12th of July and for some of us it has already started. Coming soon... Stay tuned!
Bhakti Prayers! ...let your spiritual essence emerge... Om Saha om Saha nāvavatu Saha Nau bhunaktu Saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai tejasvināvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
Dancing and meeting people From the joy of having fun dancing and meeting people,  to the strength and power of an intense yoga practice, from the healing energy of a renewed meditation to the beauty of an international gathering.
Workshops and Seminars Four days of workshops and seminars organized from the morning until late afternoon, including 3 concerts every evening.
Dj Sets Soul tunes dressed with cool mixed reggae and new hip hop rhymes, topped with elegant house sounds, proudly played at the side of our swimming pool. What else? You. With your ears fully open and ready to sway and swing your body on these amazing grooves.
Yoga and Music Music your yoga! Yoga your music! Om Aim Sarasvatyai Swaha Swaha Maha Devimahi Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

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The Feral Buddha Dance

With Marco Mandrino and Fabio Ferrari

We have the idea that Buddhahood is expressed mainly through silence, meditation, to be good etc. But the first thing in Buddhahood is the Presence in tune with what there is.

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Coming Soon Bliss Beat Festival 2015

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The 5th edition of the BlissBeat Festival will take place from 9th to the 12th of July 2015, in the wonderful location of Cascina Bellaria (Sezzadio, Italy)

Starting from 5.30 in the morning. Two workshops every hour, seminars, yoga classes, martial arts and much more... Food trucks, children's entertainment, dancing and a lot of music.

As the past editions, live music will be present with two concerts on the Main stage, and two concerts in the Kirtan Stage.

The complete schedule will be available very soon !!!

Tickets available in a special offer here

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Kung Fu - Xin Yi Quan

With Nei Dan

Xin Yi Quan is a very old style.Created 750 years ago by General Yu Fei, has maintained all of its martial features, because has been handed down for centuries (until 1940) in the inner close circle of the Muslim community.

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Why Martial Arts at a Yoga festival?

The next Bliss Beat Festival which will be held July 9th- 12th, 2015 will see, among many other innovations, the inauguration of a corner dedicated to the Martial Arts. Yoga and martial arts find their origins in the same root, and the characteristics of a devoted and skilled practitioner of both disciplines, basically, are the same.

Yoga is a discipline containing a bit 'more Yin, martial arts is in general a bit more Yang. If we think about the fact that one of the motivations of those who practice Yoga is to search for an ideal balance between Yin and Yang, it is here in martial arts that can be a great way to find this balance. Martial arts, especially those of combat, puts the emphasis on the immediacy of the response, the relationship with fear that is always hard, and tends to correct our instinct to disunite when under stress and attack.

Practitioners of Yoga tend to spend more time preaching their interpretation of the philosophy, making the practice more mental and less practical. They then to "talk to the self" in this way, rather practicing on the mat. In other words, they spend more time explaining their experience with meditation rather than meditating. The same can be said indeed of the practitioners of martial arts. The martial artist, without the "physical contact" can philosophize about the energetic effects and qualities for many days, but unless they are practicing the combat sport which brings with it the action, then it is a waste. To practice martial arts with contact can bring people to the present moment, through action and movement and without too much mental bubbles such as seeing spirit animals, flying unicorns or other silly excess which put too much emphasis on an exalted experience.

When you put too much mental and intellectual emphasis on an esoteric and enlightened state, a kick in the mouth does wonders! It brings people to the realization that "enlightenment" is now, and some times it is painful, the point is to observe your center in each moment. Martial arts, with a punch on the mouth, let's you know immediately when you have retreated to a fantasy or lost presence for even one fraction of a second. Then add, that they are at least from my small experience, a really, really exciting activity. After the first lesson, in my case, we are talking about Muai Thay, I wondered how I could have lived without it! Which is the same question I asked myself after my first Yoga lesson.

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Kung Fu - Nei Gong

With Nei Dan

Nei Gong litterally means "inside job". It's a training system based on ancient exercises of Chinese traditional martial arts acting on structures and internal functions of the body.

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Bliss Beat: balance between Yoga and martial arts

Our intention through this brief introduction and explanation of the martial arts to the festival- to those students and friends of the school whom we are grateful for and care for their wellbeing with sincerity, is to expand their understanding in something I have benefitted from and see others benefitting too. It is this and also to allay any misconceptions about why we decided to integrate martial arts with yoga. It was not for the physical aspect, of building muscles- sculpting ones body to the perfect shape, or for the business aspect of drawing more people towards us (nor do I know if it would), and neither for a shock or surprise value to make things more "different". It is simply as we have tried to state, to expand one's capacity to a state of balance, using our body, energy, and focus as the means to it and be present.

When you put too much mental and intellectual emphasis on an esoteric and enlightened state, a kick in the mouth does wonders! It brings people to the realization that "enlightenment" is now, and some times it is painful, the point is to observe your center in each moment. Martial arts, with a punch on the mouth, let's you know immediately when you have retreated to a fantasy or lost presence for even one fraction of a second. Then add, that they are at least from my small experience, a really, really exciting activity. After the first lesson, in my case, we are talking about Muai Thay, I wondered how I could have lived without it! Which is the same question I asked myself after my first Yoga lesson.

By Jun Lee

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