"INNER REVOLUTION" ALBUM OUT NOW!


INNER REVOLUTION is a powerful, soul stirring album taking the listener on an inward journey of self-discovery and positive transformation through a myriad of lush, organic, musical textures. It is now available for purchase by clicking on the "Songs" tab and may also be purchased within Australia at independent record stores or by ordering through be@therisinglotus.org "From the opening track “Higher Ground” through to “Lift Yourself Up” the listener is transported through a myriad of styles and tempos … all successfully raising the consciousness to unity, hope, love and harmony … and most importantly, to a life well lived from the awakened heart. A highly recommended CD." Innerself Magazine


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HIGHER GROUND - from the album Inner Revolution - available for FREE download
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Previous events

May8

Blissful Sound Bath Meditation

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Willunga - Address upon booking

Have you experienced the healing effects of a Sound Bath? Meditatively journeying with sound is a profoundly relaxing experience, interacting on a deep cellular level within our physical, energetic and ethereal bodies. It offers us the opportunity to connect fully with our bodies in the present moment and authentically honour and clear emotional and energetic blocks. Debra Gibson, singer-songwriter/healing workshop facilitator/sound trekker, invites you on such a blissful journey…Simply lie back and relax in a tranquil, nurturing space warmed by a wood fire while you embark on a blissful meditative journey through guided imagery and sound. The healing power of sound and vibration will be carried by voice, gong, crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, rainsticks, medicine drum and more. As you ground on down from your sound healing journey you are invited to relax in the space with a hot cuppa and cake. When: Thursday 8th May & Thursday 22nd May 7.00-8.30pm Financial exchange: $12 per session or $20 for both (includes cuppa & sweet treat - vegan & gluten-free) Blankets & cushions provided, but you are also welcome to BYO yoga mat and/or your favourite pillow or blankie if you wish.

$12 per session / $20 for both May sessions Age limit: 18+

Conscious Connections + Dinner

Bethany Hall, Willunga Uniting Church, St. Judes Street, Willunga SA

Do you like the idea of a social evening where you can meet like-minded people to mindfully connect on a deep, authentic level? Then you will love “Conscious Connections” presented by Rising Lotus Events.....

A unique workshop-style social event to help you develop & strengthen your energetic connection with others in a warm, fun & friendly environment. Guided, interactive exercises help you tap into your own body, mind & soul to nurture a heart-felt desire to consciously connect with others on a deeper level. Expect music, silence, movement, stillness & sharing with playful & interactive individual, partnered & group exercises. A beautiful social evening you will want to immerse yourself in on Saturday March 29 in Willunga.

Come along with an open mind & open heart. Bring a friend, or make new ones on the night! There is an opportunity to network and mingle socially after the workshop over complimentary nibbles & drinks. This Willunga Conscious Connections also offers the opportunity for you to arrive early for a gourmet, 2-course candlelit vegan dinner from 6.00-7.30pm (bookings essential).

Here's what previous conscious connectors have said about these workshops: “I really enjoyed this. Thanks Debra for organising such a heart warming event. You did a great job creating a relaxing, welcoming environment and as a facilitator you were fantastic… thanks to all the beautiful people who were there too, for being open and participating. I will definitely be at the next one” Colin “A stretching and personally enlightening event, and on many levels” David

Every Conscious Connections is different, and we immerse ourselves in a theme, with this one focussing on "Creative Self-Expression". You will discover the joy of embracing your inner child, and authentically expressing your Beautyfull, unique self. This evening will leave you feeling more in touch with your inner being by recognising yourself and others more clearly. So come join us, as we playfully venture into our inner world of joy, love and innate connectedness! See you there :)

When & Where: Saturday 29th March 7.15pm-10.00pm – please arrive by 7.15pm so you have time to settle in before we begin at 7.30pm sharp, thankyou. Bethany Hall (Willunga Uniting Church Hall), cnr St. Andrews Tce & St Judes Street. Oh, there is ample free parking!

Financial exchange: Workshop only: $15pp/$25 per couple pre-purchased (+ small booking fee) or $20 pp at the door. Workshop & Dinner (includes drinks): $35pp For catering purposes, please book by Wednesday 26th March, thankyou xo Please note, this event is not suitable for children. Adults only thanks.

Contact: Debra Gibson, Rising Lotus Events Ph: 0421 046499 www.therisinglotus.org www.facebook.com/therisinglotusmusic E: be@therisinglotus.org

$15 pre-purchased, $$20 at door Age limit: 18+

Unley Uniting Church

Unley Uniting Church, 187 Unley Rd, SA, Australia

Enrich your heart and soul with an evening of divine, sacred, soulful music to uplift and inspire! Join Murray Kyle (NSW), The Rising Lotus and Shanti Sound Collective for an intimate acoustic concert in the beautiful Unley Uniting Church. Returning from a successful tour of the US, Murray Kyle graces Adelaide for the first time! Be inspired by the powerfully tender performance of this esteemed songwriter. Murray Kyle has emerged as a highly respected musician in the Australian roots music scene, and is based in the tiny town of Uki in Northern NSW, a creative epicentre of lush valleys and mountains. His music honours the connection we all share as humanity, carrying a conscious message for these changing times and inspiring joy and positive awareness into the listener. A multi-instrumentalist, Kyle’s song writing inspiration developed as he travelled the world, and added guitar, yidaki, woodwinds and percussion to his trained piano skills. Murray has released his fourth album – Mountain Song. Written, recorded and produced in the lush setting of Uki, this album blends a mystical shamanic sound with devotional soul, a dash of R&B and positive roots vibes. Mastered by Micheal Worthington, Mountain Song takes the listener on a journey into the heart of exist-dance, and is the coming of age of Murray Kyle, igniting his flame within the Australian music industry. Mountain Song is premium Murray Kyle, with soaring vocals and free flowing lyrics to calm this turbulent world www.murraykyle.com Joining Murray are local bands The Rising Lotus and Shanti Sound Collective.

If you enjoy music with a deeper meaning, then you will love the soulful music of The Rising Lotus and her musical messages of peace, universal love, inner transformation and self-empowerment. The Rising Lotus recently released her second studio album, Inner Revolution, a powerful, soul-stirring album taking you on an inner journey of self-discovery and positive transformation through a myriad of lush, organic, musical textures. Recorded with an ensemble of world-class musicians including drummer Declan Kelly (Katie Noonan, Michael Franti), saxophonist Ralph Franke (Sting, Machinations), Hammond guru Paul White, with back-up vocals by acclaimed gospel singer Charmaine Jones, Inner Revolution has been impeccably mixed by LA engineer, Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck, Avril Lavigne) and mastered by award winning engineer, Martin Pullan (Guy Sebastian, John Farnham). “Conscious music...heartfelt, real & transformational...successfully raising the consciousness to unity, hope, love & harmony...and most importantly, to a life well lived from the awakened heart” Innerself Magazine www.therisinglotus.org www.facebook.com/therisinglotus.org

Mantra Music and World Fusion where traditional culture meets contemporary musical styles; Shanti Sound Collective calls your spirit to stillness, your body to dance, your voice to sing, and harmony to rest in your heart. Four talented musicians (Michelle & James Byrne of The Wandering Minstrels, Andy McKechnie of The Levitators, and Natasha Luke) who share a love of devotional and sacred world music, Shanti Sound Collective have much to offer musically and spiritually. Four voices, singing in four part harmonies of the heart, soar high over musical offerings of contemporary instruments- guitars, bass, and percussion with traditional and cultural instruments including shruti, singing bowls, and mandolin. www.shantisound.com.au www.facebook.com/shantisoundaustralia

Doors open 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Seating is limited so early booking is encouraged. Tickets are $25 pre-purchased by Friday Nov 8th http://soulsounds.eventbrite.com.au/ or $30 at the door. Supper, chai & sweets available for purchase – sorry, no BYO food or drink thanks. You are welcome to bring a beanbag or cushion and relax up the front, otherwise seating is provided. For more information contact Rising Lotus Events www.therisinglotus.org E: be@therisinglotus.org Ph. 0421046499

$25 pre-purchased $30 at the door Age limit: All ages

Nov8

Murray Kyle supported by The Rising Lotus

Fern Forest Nursery, Willunga Rd, Willunga, SA

Join Murray Kyle (NSW) & The Rising Lotus for an intimate acoustic concert in the surrounded by lush tropical ferns at the unique live music venue, Fern Forest Nursery. Returning from a successful tour of the US, Murray Kyle graces Adelaide for the first time! Be inspired by the powerfully tender performance of this esteemed songwriter. Murray Kyle has emerged as a highly respected musician in the Australian roots music scene, and is based in the tiny town of Uki in Northern NSW, a creative epicentre of lush valleys and mountains. His music honours the connection we all share as humanity, carrying a conscious message for these changing times and inspiring joy and positive awareness into the listener. A multi-instrumentalist, Kyle’s song writing inspiration developed as he travelled the world, and added guitar, yidaki, woodwinds and percussion to his trained piano skills. Murray has released his fourth album – Mountain Song. Written, recorded and produced in the lush setting of Uki, this album blends a mystical shamanic sound with devotional soul, a dash of R&B and positive roots vibes. Mastered by Micheal Worthington, Mountain Song takes the listener on a journey into the heart of exist-dance, and is the coming of age of Murray Kyle, igniting his flame within the Australian music industry. Mountain Song is premium Murray Kyle, with soaring vocals and free flowing lyrics to calm this turbulent world www.murraykyle.com

Joining Murray is local band The Rising Lotus.

If you enjoy music with a deeper meaning, then you will love the soulful music of The Rising Lotus and her musical messages of peace, universal love, inner transformation and self-empowerment. “Conscious music...heartfelt, real & transformational...successfully raising the consciousness to unity, hope, love & harmony...and most importantly, to a life well lived from the awakened heart” Innerself Magazine www.therisinglotus.org www.facebook.com/therisinglotus.org

Bookings are essential. BYO basket supper. Individual seats or group tables can be booked through Dave at Wirra Creek Music ph. 0405130910

$20/$15 concession Age limit: All ages

Nov3

Synergy Sounds: A Journey into your voice of Self-Expression

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The Box Factory, 59 Regent St, Adelaide, South Australia

“Synergy Sounds: A journey into your voice of Self-Expression” with Murray Kyle (NSW) and Michelle Byrne (Shanti Sound). This is a beautiful, unique, engaging and fun workshop to help you tap into your heartspace to creatively express yourself.

Murray Kyle will be guiding an interactive vocal workshop exploring new pathways of expression. Harnessing the spirit of connection he will guide you into your heart song, weaving vocal warmups with embodied movement processes. This session is fun and engaging, and a refreshing opportunity to connect with your essence in a creative way. Murray is widely known and respected in the Byron Bay region of Australia, as an established musical troubadour of alternative culture and spirit work. Murray has been composing original music for over 15 years, has recently released his 4th solo album, and is a lover of sacred creation, vocal expression and lyrical design. To conclude this wonderful workshop you will be invited to relax into a meditative sound bath as Murray and Michelle wash you in the divine sounds of crystal singing bowls, gong and flute. When: Sunday November 3rd Time: 3.00pm – 5.30pm (please note this is the actual event time, the event page has listed a different time which is not currently changing, sorry!) Where: Box Factory, Regent St Adelaide Financial exchange: $25 / $20 concession card holders. Complimentary herbal teas provided. Bookings are essential by Friday Nov 1st, please contact Michelle Byrne Ph. 0401968585 E: shell@shantisound.com.au

$25/$20 concession card holders

Oct25

Spring Rejuvenation Retreat

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Douglas Scrub (Blewitt Springs SA), SA


After emerging from the cold hibernation of winter, spring is the perfect time to cleanse & rejuvenate your body, mind & soul at this blissful retreat. Following the success of the Winter Yoga Retreat, Rising Lotus Events invites you to immerse yourself in a weekend of cleansing and purifying your body and mind through detoxing meals, cleansing juices, yoga, meditation, chanting and sound healing.

Held in the peaceful, natural bushland setting of Douglas Scrub, Blewitt Springs SA, this Spring Rejuvenation Retreat offers you the wonderful opportunity of connecting with your true, authentic self through meditative practices to transform old, limited self-beliefs and inviting a new way of being and believing. Through a cleansing, detoxing diet of freshly pressed juices and light, vegan, gluten-free meals, you will observe a noticeable difference in the lightness of your body which will be supported and encouraged through yoga practices to support elimination and detox. Guided meditations and group sessions will support you to develop clarity of mind and the blossoming of new ideas and empowering beliefs.

Immerse yourself in this transformative Spring Rejuvenation Retreat, which includes:
Accommodation in comfortable lodgings surrounded by 77 acres of bushland and bird and wildlife
Cleansing Juices
Detoxing gourmet raw & light cooked, healthy meals
Dru Yoga with the beautiful Di Davies on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, with gentle flowing poses to subtely integrate into your boday and connect with the elements.
A combination of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga to assist in detoxing with Katrina Ruth. Katrina is a highly experienced yoga teacher, having taught for 20 years, and her deeply grounding and spiritual teaching style was deeply appreciated and enjoyed at the recent Winter Yoga Retreat.
Chanting sacred mantras each morning with Shanti Sound, which we sing together to welcome in the new day and bring great joy to our hearts.
Relaxing Sound Baths with Debra Gibson of The Rising Lotus. Relax to the sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, gong and other healing instruments to settle into a peaceful night’s sleep.
Guided meditations with Debra Gibson
Bushwalking along nature trails
A warm, peace-fillled and supportive atmosphere to allow you to safely journey through this beautiful, transformative experience
*Pre- and post- retreat support to assist you in your detoxing and cleansing journey.

This is a very rare opportunity for an immersion retreat of this kind in South Australia. If you are interested in deepening your yoga practice, developing greater clarity through meditation and learning how to safely detox your body and mind, you will love this Spring Rejuvenation Retreat, just as participants of the last Rising Lotus Events Retreat have:

“Thank you Debra for your vision and creating this beautiful retreat. It was a blissful nurturing weekend that fed every part of my body mind and soul!! Much gratitude to you for the love and warmth you shared so openly while guiding us through the weekend. To all of the amazing beautiful people who shared their gifts, cooked the divine food that was soulful and nourishing and the wonderful people whose open hearts made this a special weekend. Blessings to you all.” Chrissie
“Thanks for creating such a wonderful retreat….it was truly awesome, very nurturing.” Michelle
“Such a beautiful experience” Tori

Cost: $330 Earlybird valid until 4th Oct. $380 Full price. This is an all inclusive price.
Places are strictly limited and this retreat will book out due to its popularity. Please contact Debra Gibson of Rising Lotus Events for more information and booking Tel: 0421 046499 or Email:be@therisinglotus.org
Please note: This retreat requires you to have a basic grounding of yoga practice. If you are new to yoga but would love to attend, it is highly advisable that you contact Debra as soon as possible to discuss yoga practice options beforehand. It is also highly encouraged that you follow a cleansing diet in the week leading up to the retreat. More information and support for this will be offered at the time of booking.

CLEANSE & REJUVENATE YOUR BODY, MIND & SOUL AT THIS SPRING YOGA RETREAT.
https://www.facebook.com/events/563765810351820/

Age limit: 18+

Sep21

Conscious Connections Workshop-Party

The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent St, Adelaide, SA


 http://consciousconnectionsworkshop2risinglotus.eventbrite.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/events/151637518365930/
Looking for a completely different way to meet like-minded people? Then you will love “Conscious Connections” presented by Rising Lotus Events.

A unique workshop-style party to help you develop & strengthen your energetic connection with others in a warm, fun & friendly environment. Guided, interactive exercises help you tap into your own body, mind & soul to nurture a heart-felt desire to consciously connect with others on a deeper level. Expect music, silence, movement, stillness & sharing. A beautiful social evening not to be missed!
Come along with an open mind & open heart. Bring a friend, or make new ones on the night! There is an opportunity to network and mingle socially after the workshop over a complimentary light supper.

The last Conscious Connections was truly wonderful:
“I really enjoyed this. Thanks Debra for organising such a heart warming event. You did a great job creating a relaxing, welcoming environment and as a facilitator you were fantastic… thanks to all the beautiful people who were there too, for being open and participating. I will definitely be at the next one” Colin
“a stretching and personally enlightening event, and on many levels” David

This particular Conscious Connections coincides with International Day of Peace, so we will begin the evening with a Peace Vigil.

Tickets: $15pp/$25 per couple pre-purchased (+ small booking fee) online (link TBA) or $20 pp at the door. Places are limited so it is recommended you pre-book to avoid disappointment
Saturday 21st September 7.15pm-10.00pm – please arrive by 7.15pm so you have time to settle in before we begin at 7.30pm sharp, thankyou.
The Box Factory, 59 Regent St. Adelaide – there is ample free parking on the street and nearby.

Contact: Debra Gibson, Rising Lotus Events www.therisinglotus.org www.facebook.com/therisinglotusmusic E: be@therisinglotus.org Ph: 0421 046499.

$15 pre-purchased/$20 at the door Age limit: 18+

Jul27

Conscious Connections Workshop-Party

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The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Stree, Adelaide, SA


Looking for a completely different way to meet conscious people?  Then you will love...

"CONSCIOUS CONNECTIONS"
A unique workshop-style party to help you develop & strengthen your energetic connection with others in a conducive environment. Guided, interactive exercises help you tap into your own body, mind & soul to nurture a heart-felt desire to consciously connect with others on a deeper, meaningful level.  Expect silence, sound, movement, stillness and sharing in a warm, supportive and fun atmosphere.
Come along with an open mind & open heart. Bring a friend, or make new ones on the night!

Includes a light supper.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/461940963895195/permalink/473182012771090/?notif_t=like

For more infomation please contact Debra Gibson ph. 0421 046499 E: be@therisinglotus.org

NB. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, thankyou.

 

$15 pre-purchased/$20 at the door Age limit: 18+

Jul12

Winter Yoga Retreat

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Douglas Scrub, Blewitt Springs/McLAren Flat, SA


Immerse yourself in this relaxing & rejuvenating winter yoga retreat, in a secluded, tranquil bushland setting. A weekend of yoga, meditation, chanting, sound healing & more.
The style of yoga taught at this retreat is “Ashtanga”, along with a “Dru Yoga” class. Ashtanga is a vinyasa style of yoga, synchronizing the breath with movement. With over 20 years experience, ashtanga yoga will be taught in this retreat by Mysore-trained, Skye Redding. Skye is a highly experienced, inspiring teacher who is renowned for the clarity with which she delivers her instructions and her calming, peaceful, love-filled nature. Dru Yoga is a graceful form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualization. Dru will be introduced at the beginning of this retreat as a relaxing invitation to integrate your body and mind, led by the beautiful and supportive teacher, Di Davies.
On Saturday night you will also be treated with a relaxing sound bath using himalayan and crystal singing bowls, gongs and voice with Trish Blythman and The Rising Lotus.
Due to the teaching style delivered, this retreat is suitable for beginners to advanced yoga students, however some yoga experience is advantageous. Silence will also be observed for 24 hours, to allow you to completely retreat and turn your attention inward.
This retreat is fully catered with delicious, nutritious, wheat-free vegan meals – all you need to do is immerse yourself in the beautiful, heart-opening, transformative experience!
WHEN: FRIDAY 12th JULY 4.30pm – SUNDAY 14th JULY 3.30pm
WHERE: DOUGLAS SCRUB, McLAREN FLAT SA (5 mins from McLaren Vale)
Earlybird Special $300 (valid to 14th June) or $360, all inclusive. A small number of spots are available through half payment with LETS for those in financial hardship.
For bookings or enquiries Contact Debra Gibson. Tel: 0421 046499 E: gibson.debra@ymail.com
Please note, limited spaces are available and places can only be secured with payment, thankyou. Once payment is received you will be sent further details and directions.

$300/$365 Age limit: 18+

Jun22

Blessed Gaia Winter Solstice Sound Festival

St Oswalds Church, 5 Ann St, Parkside, Adelaide, SA

Age limit: All ages

Apr25

Balaclava Open Mic - Special Guest

Balaclava Hotel, 123 Carlisle St, St Kilda East Melbourne, VIC

Age limit: 18+

Apr24

We Love Life Festival

Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Melbourne, VIC

By donation Age limit: All ages

Mar16

Inner Revolution Album Launch

Black Cockatoo Arthouse, McLaren Vale, SA

An intimate, up-close and personal launch of Inner Revolution in the groovy Black Cockatoo Arthouse. Supported by the beautiful acoustic tunes of Haji Basim (USA)

$12.50 Age limit: 18+

Feb28

A Peaceable Kingdom

Capri Cinema, Goodwood Rd, Goodwood Adelaide, SA

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the powerful struggle of conscience experienced by several people from farming backgrounds who come to question their way of life. This multi-award winning, riveting story of transformation and healing will be presented with an awe-inspiring address by prominent humanitarian, activist and philanthropist, Philip Wollen. Organised and supported by Debra Gibson.

Free Age limit: All ages

Feb17

Inner Revolution Album Launch

Adelaide Convention Centre - 48 Lounge, Riverside, Adelaide, SA

The Rising Lotus will be officially launching their new album, Inner Revolution, at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Featuring Debra Gibson and her 8 piece band, this will be a stand-out event not to be missed!

Free Age limit: All ages

Dec22

Birth 2012 Festival

Warriparinga, Sturt Road, Bedford Park/Marion, SA

Free Age limit: All ages

Nov18

World Vegan Day Adelaide

Victoria Square (South), Adelaide, SA

Age limit: All ages

Nov11

Singer Songwriter Sessions

The Chandelier Room, 91 Cochranes Rd , Moorabin Melbourne, VIC


The Chandelier Room | South East Melbourne's newest live music venue ...

www.chandelierroom.com.au/

Free Age limit: All ages