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The AT ONE International Festival is an event for the celebration of culture, with rich and fun activities that connect the mind, nourish the body and rejuvenate the spirit.  Enjoy performances that stir consciousness, exhibitions that inspire creativity, workshops that encourage learning, experiential bazaar of artisanal offerings, and a food fair that wakens the senses.

Whether you want to learn for self, commune with your family or friends, reconnect to nature, or simply sit back to enjoy performances, there is something for everyone.

When was the last time you paused to observe what was going on within you and around you, commune and be present with your family, hang out and meet new friends, or have some ME time?

We wake up and check our phones every morning instead of collecting ourselves and delighting the onset of a new day.

Our relationships increasingly lack connection as we seek validation from distracting social scenes streaming from our phones.

Authentic needs become displaced with externally validated wants.

And clarity of who we genuinely are blurs as we merge with the external chatter instead of centering within the internal calm.

Against the backdrop of the scintillating noise – how do we internally still so that we are truly AT ONE with ourselves, our family, friends or nature?

Discover, learn, grow, evolve your relationships with self, others and nature. It all begins with awareness, awareness elevates your consciousness, then life evolves and creativity arises.

Join us from the 9-11th November at Sangha By OCTAVE, to explore a holistic way of living.  OCTAVE is inspired by an international fourth-generation family business owner, dedicated to the pursuit of clarity for individuals, families and organizations.

Through the modern definition of Chinese culture which blends the wisdoms of East and West, OCTAVE facilitates clarity within ourselves and extends the self-harmony into external relationships around us.

At One International Festival

The inaugural At One International Festival is a global extravaganza celebrating mind, body and spirit connection.

It is a wondrous platform for holistic practitioners and thought leaders of the world to unite, exchange and share a holistic and inclusive new world view.

Enthusiasts and novices alike can come and celebrate this occasion with us and take home relational learning, engagement and connection, ideas and practices that will change lives.

Individuals, groups, and families of all ages can journey together across stirring performances, inspiring exhibitions, learning workshops, an experiential bazaar and a mindful food fair.

Joyful Performances and Healing Parties

Entrancing Zen performances, Sanskrit Chanting, singing and performances by internationally acclaimed renowned Zen musicians. Engage in this joyful expression of the philosophy of “Tao and Art as One,” a showcase of the ancient eastern philosophy in today’s context.

Experience sound, music and dance in a whole new way with renowned healers. Using a combination of instruments, such as Himalayan crystal bowls, unique hand-crafted flutes, didgeridoos, cymbals and bells, in combination with the human voice, the healer works through sound vibration to impact on the frequency of the body’s cells to soothe, heal, relax and remove all negative energy in mind, body and spirit.

Inspiring Exhibition

A great learning and eye-opening exhibition about the harmonious new world view in its many fascinating facets, the Festival Exhibition will be an opportunity to display and enjoy works that support the “Oneness” theme of the festival, including works of contemporary culture, art, photography and such that are a reflection of the integration of eastern philosophy with the 21st Century culture.

 Learning and Interactive Workshops

Not an opportunity to be missed, you can learn from the best international practitioners in our line-up of workshop and practice sessions. Masters of the new world view will be hosting lively and engaging presentations on Integrative Medicine and Wellness, Yoga for all Ages, Tai Chi, Body and Soul Balance, Sound Healing, Meditation, Breath work, and the philosophies of Tao, Confucius and Buddha and how they impact wellness and health.

xperiential Bazaar

Discover, connect, experience. Featuring the best in contemporary and holistic wellness products, and crafts that reflect a melting pot of east and west, discover the world anew with this trail of exciting new merchandise that reflects the festival theme. Be swept away by a retail therapy like no other in products that are an expression of the creation process, and the innate need of humans to express their spirit in evolving acts of creation.

Mindful Food Fair

Pristine, whole foods and organic produce will be the focus of our food fair. Embark on a gourmet journey for everyone and celebrate mindful eating, and the many roles food play in our lives: Food as community ritual, as nourishment, and as social connector.  We approach food as a creative exploration, an adventure in different ambiences. Learn how to select the most pristine ingredients to create dishes that please and nourish, food that nurtures our minds, bodies and spirit from our chefs and nutritionists in food workshops and demos.

‘At One International Festival’ lasts for three days (from the 9th to the 11th of November).  Tickets for public are available on our website (atonefestival.com). You will journey into over a hundred fantastic events at the Festival!

Venue:             Sangha by OCTAVE 199 Yangcheng Ring Rd, Yangcheng, Peninsula, Suzhou Industry Park, Suzhou, China

Price:               RMB 80/160/180/360/380/760

Scan the QR code to follow the official WeChat account of OCTAVE, and book your tickets!

During the same period of time, Sangha will host the At One International Conference. With the theme of ‘Consciousness for World Harmony — Common Destiny of Humanity’, thought leaders from academic and practitioners will be gathering to share, explore and discuss what is the destiny of humanity the challenges modern societies face in the 21st century.  This conference is By Invitation only.

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