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A New Years Gathering
You’re moving into a new year, the time of year that signifies your planets full revolution around the sun. A revolution that’s been completed millions or times before. It’s also a time of year that signifies a kind of death and a rebirth. A perfect opportunity to set things right, let go of what hasn’t served you and make way for new possibilities to emerge. To signify this time of year, you’re invited to join us for a small intimate gathering at the MLEIHA Archeological site, for a night under the stars, connecting with old friends and welcoming the new. You’ll gaze up at the stars into infinity, a gentle reminder of your place in the universe. You’ll be able to share your story by the campfire or listen to others share theirs; setting your intention and a foundation that will carry into the rest of 2019. You’ll wake up early to catch the sunrise with a brisk trek, welcoming in a new dawn and a proverbial new day. What to Expect: We’re keeping it casual, so this is just a relaxed opportunity to reconnect, see some old faces and welcome some new ones. Dinner and breakfast will be included, including tent, sleeping bags, campfire, full camp set up and everything else you need for an overnight camp. Depending on the weather, we’ll try and organize a super powerful telescope to help with the stargazing – we’ll also try and get some experienced help to talk us through the constellations. It might get a little chilly, so bring some warm clothes. There will be toilets on-site and access to shower facilities close by (if needed). Single or double tents available – also can accommodate groups of 4 or 6 in a single tent set up. Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements, otherwise, it will be bbq style, cooked live on site. Bookings are essential before 2 January 2019. Places limited, so it will be allocated on a first in first serve basis. All inclusive price 360 AED or $98 USD pp.

Mleiha Archeological Centre

Maliha Road · Sharjah

Respond by: 1/2/2019

What we're about

The village life can be romanticised, the simple life, community, fruits and vegetables from your garden – peaceful, quiet, close to nature. If you grew up in a village however, you may see it completely differently, people that won’t mind their own business, no privacy, nothing to do, nothing to see..

So, what does it mean to be a villager?

Needless to say, the village is ultimately about community, about meaning and about belonging. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but it’s also nice to know your neighbours, be greeted by your fellow villagers when you’re walking to the local piazza for a coffee or enjoying a tea with a serve of fresh herbs.

My sentiments are that somewhere along the way we got a little lost,we have never been more connected, yet are more isolated than ever, we have never had more things, but never been so depressed, never had more food but less nutrition, known more people, but had less friends.

The village is not for everyone, but it is a place where you can go and feel at home, where you know that people are there, they care, they share.You’ll never starve; you’ll never be short of a shoulder to lean or someone to talk to. It’s ultimately about coming home, about belonging and about contributing to something greater than ourselves.

The village is not so much where you live, but more a state of mind, to me it means you value community, you value connection, you value meaningful social interaction on a regular basis.

We are all on a journey of some kind, who better to share that journey with than with people that care, listen and understand. If the village life is not for you, then that’s ok, but just know, that no matter where life takes you, you can always check back in and feel confident that it will be like you never left.

See you around the village for a chat sometime ..

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