Many Paths | One Source Festival
The Chalice Well Trust’s ‘Many Paths, One Source’ Festivals explore how the wisdom and practice of the world’s spiritual traditions can inform and improve our lives today.
They provide the opportunity for people to come together in a way that transcends any difference and divergence of belief to share our common humanity and experience the sacred.
Two of the Chalice Well Trust’s aims entail the provision of spiritual and religious activities and education to create well-being on a personal, local and global level.
“To advance religious and spiritual activities and permit members of the public of all religious and spiritual paths to take advantage of such facilities as the Chalice Well Trust can offer for pilgrimage, quiet contemplation and healing”
“To advance education in all ways by encouraging the study and enjoyment of the sacred through the arts, particularly as may be associated with the said Chalice Well and its surroundings”
Since its 50th anniversary in 2009, the Trust has invited a diversity of engaging and original contributions from the worldwide spiritual community under the theme “Many Paths, One Source”. These festivals offer opportunities for individuals to learn about, engage with and experience the core precepts at the heart of the world’s major faiths.
Through dialogue, encounter and experience, a synergy of ideas, understandings, wisdom and possibilities have converged and emerged. ‘Many Paths, One Source’ explores ways of transcending differences of faith or belief to find a shared recognition of the sacred.
2019 | Exploring the Practice & Philosophy of Buddhism
In June 2019 the theme was 'Exploring the Practice & Philosophy of Buddhism'.
During this unique and ground-breaking festival some of the main streams of Buddhism - Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and Zen - were explored, offering both a comprehensive perspective on the breadth of the philosophy and the opportunity to experience what lies at the heart of Buddhism.