You may use the materials below in your blog, newsletter or to print and display locally to help promote the Winter Feast. Click here for an information packet of other materials you might find useful. Please let us know if there is additional information you need that we can produce for you.
2017 Winter Feast for the Soul Flyer
Descriptions and Instructions
The following text may be used in your own publications or web site to tell your readers what they need to know to participate and to find your meditations. You may substitute your own name and/or modify these instructions so they will be appropriate for your own followers. Please note that any links from your blog, newsletters or web sites to the Winter Feast should go to our main Meditation Index: http://www.winterfeastforthesoul.com/index2.php?dest=meditations or the Winter Feast home page: http://www.winterfeastforthesoul.com.
Sample Media Releases
If you want to get visibility in your local newspapers or radio stations for your Winter Feast activities, here are two samples of a media release you can use as examples. Remember to link to the Winter Feast home page, and do not alter the text in the paragraph that describes Winter Feast.
Winter Feast for the Soul Description – short
The Winter Feast is a free 40-day period beginning each January 15 that allows people to have a life changing experience with inner stillness. From stillness, loving kindness and compassion flow naturally into daily life. The organization was inspired by the words of the Persian poet Jelaluddin Rumi, who said “What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness.” This year’s teaching faculty includes leaders from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Sufism, QiGong, and yogic and modern interdenominational traditions. There are also meditations in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
Winter Feast for the Soul Description – longer
The Winter Feast is a 40-day period beginning each January 15 that allows people to have a free life changing experience with inner stillness. From stillness, loving kindness and compassion flow naturally into daily life. The organization was inspired by the words of the Persian poet Jelaluddin Rumi, who said “What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness.” Each year the teaching faculty changes, but has included leaders from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Sufism, QiGong, and yogic and modern interdenominational traditions. We have also offered meditations in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese and these are archived on our site.
Winter Feast for the Soul (“Winter Feast”) was founded in Idaho in 2008, and holds a vision of a world at peace that surpasses the imagined boundaries of creed, culture, and philosophical beliefs. Together with the annual Winter Feast program, there are age-appropriate meditations for children and teens and a Prison In-Reach program that teaches inmates in solitary confinement how to meditate. Their meditation archives are available online year-round. Winter Feast is a charitable organization run almost entirely by volunteers, and welcomes contributions of both time and money.
Instructions for Committing to Winter Feast
- Register for the Winter Feast newsletter (and receive a free ebook download of A Path to Peace by Valerie Skonie). Fill out the form in the blue box in the left column at www.winterfeastforthesoul.com
- Commit to the free 40-day Winter Feast by completing the online form at:
Watch for an email that will ask you to confirm your email address.
Winter Feast does not sell or trade personal information or email addresses of participants with any other organization. Your information will be used only by Winter Feast for the Soul, and you may opt out at any time.
Instructions for Choosing a Meditation Series or Teacher
Go to the Winter Feast home page (www.winterfeastforthesoul.com) and choose “Meditations” on the top navigation bar. This takes you to the Meditations Index page, where you may choose a teacher or a tradition. Teachers are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Click on the teacher you want to learn about or follow. This will open a page with a profile of the teacher. All meditations by this teacher will be listed in sequence on this page once they are published. Bookmark the page or mark it as “Favorite”.
When the Winter Feast begins on January 15, a new meditation from each teacher will be posted daily on their page for 40 days. Return to this page daily for as long as you wish to continue following this teacher. You may change teachers and traditions at any time. Meditations are archived and available to re-listen or share with others year-round.
Instructions for Downloading a Meditation
Go to the Meditations Index page on the Winter Feast web site. Select the teacher you want, and then click on the meditation you want to save. A window will pop up from a service called “Talkshoe”, and the meditation will begin to play. To download the MP3 to your desktop, right mouse click with your cursor sitting on the progress bar of the meditation player (under NON-FLASH MP3 DIRECT LINK”. A small menu will pop up.
Choose “Save As” (or Macs “Save Link As”). Tell the computer where you want to save the file and name it whatever you wish. Then click “Okay”. The download will begin.