Barunga Festival & Garburnmung. Arnheim Land
with Elder Margaret Katherine. June 3rd to the 20th. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Barunga Festival and Margaret Katherine and her family will be hosting a particularly traditional gathering. Margaret expressed last year how keen she is for our group to come and support it. So our tour will start there. The same weekend this festival is one I will be in the Blue Mountains where the Dalai Lama is hosting a deep retreat for the first time in Australia, I will be attending with the Earth Treasure Vase to soak up the blessings. We will all meet at Uluru where His Holiness will visit for the first time, and it is our plan to bring Bob and Barbara Randall to greet His Holiness and have Bob and Uluru bless the vase. From Uluru we will drive up to Arnheim land stopping at sacred sites along the way for blessings before flying into Garbarnmang by charter helicopter to place the vase on the New Moon under Aunty Margaret’s guidance. As I type this, I pinch myself, can this be true … what I dream to be of service in this way. Margaret Katherine at Gabarnmang rock shelter, site for the 2015 ETV placement, Margaret’s ancestors lived here continuously for tens of thousands of years and is one of the world’s great rock art sites.