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Rhythm of the Earth Mindful Music Festival

April 15 @ 1:00 pm 9:30 pm PDT

Rhythm of the Earth, a Mindful Music Festival at Deer Park Monastery is a fundraiser event for building a new monks residence. A day for everyone – friends, family, children, adults, and sangha members. Please help spread the word and put a poster up in your community.

Musical Performances

Evening (5:30pm-9:30pm)

Joe Reilly and the Community Gardeners
Free Cloud Collective
Beat Box Group
Makeda and the World Beat Cultural Center Drum and Dance

Daytime (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Tim Redbird and the Red Warriors
The Triple Jam Band
A Trio of Strings
Deer Park Monastic Choir

What else is included?

Land Acknowledgement
Walking Meditation
Monks Residence Presentation
Blessing the Land
Mindful Vegetarian Dinner
Sitting Meditation


Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, social worker, and educator from Michigan who writes songs from his heart. Joe’s songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth. Joe uses his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and nationality.

Joe Reilly

Free Cloud Collective will lean in the jazz direction and features Alex Cline – drums and percussion, Chris DiMeglio – trumpet and voice, Jeff Gauthier – violin, Lisa Mezzacappa – bass, Mark Dresser – bass, and Peter Kuhn – clarinet, Wilfrido Terrazas – flute.

World Beat Cultural Center Drum and Dance is led by Makeda “Dread” Cheatom, the founder of the WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego. She is dedicated, committed and determined to raise world consciousness through music, dance, and the arts.

Nigel Armstrong, Concertmaster of the Santa Cruz Symphony a dynamic and creative artist both within and beyond the realm of classical music.

A Trio of Strings features John Rott (violin), Michelle Webster (cello), and Brenda Balmer (viola).

Tim Redbird and the Red Warriors will be sharing Native American blessings, song and drum circle honoring our land ancestors

Free Downloads with Additional Donation

At each level of donation, you will have the choice to download one or more complete albums.

Oceans of Vows
Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra
Alex Cline’s Oceans of Vows is music drawing inspiration from four poems by Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as excerpts from the Buddhist text known as the Avatamsaka Sutra. It’s performed by composer/percussionist Alex Cline and his all-star 14-piece Flower Garland Orchestra, featuring Nels Cline, Yuka C. Honda, and many stalwarts of the L.A. creative music community.
Joe Reilly
Touch the Earth
Michigan singer and songwriter Joe Reilly is proud to release Touch the Earth, his fifth solo album. Featuring several Michigan artists and a handful of musical genres, Touch the Earth stays true to Reilly’s style and musical message: Music that strengthens community while embracing diversity, inspires listeners to experience the inter-connection with each other and their environment, and invites them to look deeper and connect with the positive aspects in their own nature.
The Circle: Community songs for kids of all ages
Joe Reilly
Joe Reilly’s The Circle offers community songs for kids of all ages. Released in 2016 and contains 16-tracks.

Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat Hanh and the Monks and Nuns of Plum Village offers the foundation chants and music used in our practice community. Originally released 2002.
The mindfulness practice songs on Plum Village’s Healing Songs is composed of monks and nuns of Blue Cliff monastery.
$10 – $500

Live Stream

In addition to the in-person festival, we will also be live streaming on YouTube where you can make a donation on the day of the event.

2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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24 responses to “Rhythm of the Earth Mindful Music Festival”

    • At the bottom of the ticket window, click Login to Purchase. On the next page, click the link that reads “Register”. Complete the short form, confirm your email, and then buy tickets.

    • The schedule is still being set but I think walking is late afternoon. The afternoon performances will be at or around the big meditation hall and the evening performers will be in solidity by the dormitories.

  1. Hi,

    We purchased our tickets a few days ago, but haven’t received them yet. Will they be emailed to us?

    Is there anything we should we bring, like blankets to sit on? Also, is there a set time the meditations were taking place?

    Thank you.

    • Thank you for the offer. Meals are being created in advance and folks will help themselves. It’s bánh mì

    • No Pets: We apologize for any inconvenience, but please note that pets are not allowed. We want to ensure the comfort and safety of all attendees, and therefore kindly request that you refrain from bringing pets to the festival. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  2. Pretty sure I’m not doing anything wrong I’m finding it impossible to buy the tickets online. I’ve spent a half hour trying and trying. I give up and will pay the 25 at the door

  3. Thank you for a beautiful music festival. It was very well-organized, welcoming, and oh so nourishing and fun. Much gratitude to the festival organizers and all who were there to support the monk’s new residence. It was a wonderful day.

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