Tribe Gathering in Barcelona, May 2023
Sat-sangatve nissangatvam nissangatve nirmohatvam nirmohatve nishcala-tattvam nishcala-tattve jivanmuktih bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam bhaja govindam mudha-mate
Good and virtuous company gives rise to non-attachment. From non-attachment comes freedom from delusion. With freedom from delusion, one feels the changeless reality. Experiencing the changeless reality, one attains liberation in this life. I-AM is the ocean of awareness. Realizing this, one feels “I am not the body and mind, although I have a body and mind.” Realize Govinda, realize Govinda, realize Govinda in your heart, O wise one! From carpata-panjanka by Shri Sankaracharya. Translation by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.
Together we are on a vision quest for a world living in peace and harmony among all tribes – Forest tribes, water tribes, air tribes, tribes on plains and deserts, tribes of animal people, fish people, bird people, mountain people, valley people, and even city people.
We are sending out a drum call for the 2019 Tribe Gathering, and we are all getting very excited. We are excited because so many of you will come to Barcelona from all over the world and once again we will feel the support and benefit of our amazing global satsang. So many of you tell me that you feel isolated in your little corner of the world. There is really nothing more lonely and isolating than living in the midst of bad company. When you feel the support of others, you can be the change you want to see.
The experience of tribe is universal. All cultures in the world today emerged from tribes of all kinds in our distant past. These tribes predate the creation of nation states, and are rooted in cooperation in order to thrive. We learned how to form tribes from studying herds of bison, flocks of birds, and schools of fish. We formed tribes to lessen suffering…and it worked! We all practice yoga to lessen suffering…and it works! The meaning of the word tribe has changed a lot through history. Tribe even became a disparaging term during the times of colonialism. The actual etymology of the word is somewhere between the Latin tribus and old French tribu, probably referring to the three tribes of ancient Rome, which became 35 tribes 240 years before Christ. Perhaps you feel a kinship with the twelve tribes of Israel, or the Norse tribes of Vikings or the Germanic Iron Age. Do you count yourself among the members of Native American Tribes or First Nations, or even a Maasai, Himba, or Zulu? There are too many tribes to name. The important thing is that you know we can all find our common ancestry in these social groups existing outside nation states and largely self-sufficient. Then we can gather together the tribes into a modern tribe of diversity and compassion.
“Modern tribes are clearly different from the mainstream and dominant society. Jivamukti is a modern vegan tribe of truth seekers who gather together to experience satsang and empowerment to liberate others from suffering – and to make history.“
Reserve your spot
EARLY BIRD €405
TICKET PRICE €450
Tribe 2023 Events will be held at:
Museum of Contemporary Art | MACBA Barcelona