Wellbeing by the Lakes is a 3-day festival exploring what it means to be mindful and live well in this fast-paced modern world. A curated blend of experts talks, meditation, movement sessions, art, live performance and healing therapies will open your eyes to fresh experiences for wellbeing.

Set in the picturesque sculpture park nestled in 26 acres of Dorset’s glorious countryside, the event brings together a wide-ranging programme to inspire and revitalise you. Broaden your knowledge, sample innovative and traditional practices for wellbeing and enjoy a playful, restorative day out.  

 
 
 

Festival Highlights 2019

 
 
Wellbeing Author and Entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE. Photo credit: Georgia Glynn Smith

Wellbeing Author and Entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE. Photo credit: Georgia Glynn Smith

Inspiring Talks
Wellbeing Experts

Widen your knowledge with inspiring talks on a wealth of wellbeing topics from a collection of expert speakers, authors and practitioners including bestselling authors Liz Earle (MBE) and Gelong Thubten. Covering topics from Mindfulness, Creative Journaling, Chinese Medicine and modern Aromatherapy we’ll have a wealth of subjects to learn about. The Main stage sits in a beautiful stretch marquee on the lawn next to the River Frome. We invite you get yourself a drink from the bar, take a seat and soak it all in.

The intricate ancient art of sand mandala creation

The intricate ancient art of sand mandala creation

Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Traditional Tibetan Buddhism

At the heart of the festival will be the unique opportunity to witness the Tashi Lhunpo Monks creating an intricate Medicine Buddha sand mandala over 3 days. On completion the sand mandala will be displayed before being ritually dismantled and offered to the River Frome. The creation of a sand mandala is an exquisite example of the artistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Saturday’s Headline Act - Shama Rahman

Saturday’s Headline Act - Shama Rahman

Evening Performances
Friday & Saturday

Friday evening the festival will be staying open until 10pm to showcase some exciting live performances  including the Tashi Lhunpo monks traditional Tibetan Folklore dance and a selection of live bands.
Saturday evening we will be hosting a separate live music concert, with the headline act to be announced very soon. Tickets will be limited for this event so watch this space!