Greetings friends, fellow Burners & faithful listeners! Destination Burning Man and the Get Found crew has decided to sit this upcoming Burning Man out - maybe with a few exceptions - for the first time since 2009 (I think, hard to keep track!)
We’ve had more and more pull towards smaller regional festivals, based close to home in the Pacific Northwest. The past few summers have found us dabbling here & there, and this year we’ve got an extremely well-researched, solid slate of regional transformative festivals we’re working towards: Luminosity on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Cascadia NW Festival in the woods north of Seattle and Beloved in Oregon.
A gaggle of Get Found yogis will be participating in Wanderlust again this year in Whistler, BC, and we’re also eyeing Inspire Gathering at Doe Bay Hot Spring Retreat on Orcas Island in Washington and, last but definitely not least, Symbiosis 10 a few hours east of San Francisco, California.
Having collaborated on several Burning Man camps together over the years, culminating in the founding of the SynchroniciTEA House in 2011, we haven’t been content with showing up at the Burn or festivals empty-handed. The joy and presence and community we’ve felt in serving tea in particular ~ steamy cups of oolong, pu’er, white and herbal blends ~ has led us down an unexpected, intuitive road that morphs and evolves each year. It is a calling, and we are honored to answer ~
SynchroniciTEA House is more than just a teahouse: it is a hub of creative community, engagement and exploration. It is a vessel that facilitates Get Found’s desire to contribute to the emerging transformational festival culture and serve others. As a collective we are intentionally working to manifest the emerging New Paradigm. Each cup of tea is infused with love consciousness and a seed of the high frequency shifts needed to support new ways of sustainable living on the planet.
Learn more here and if you feel inspired to support our efforts, donate here.
We’ll be using this here dBM blog to give you previews and reports as the summer rolls on…. have fun out there!
A few words of explanation from Get Found:
Destination Burning Man is a proud partner in the SynchroniciTEA House project, bringing inspired tea infusions, healing arts & yoga, fresh DJ sets, the Mystery School Library & a place for grounded CommunitTEA at festivals around the Pacific Northwest this summer! Will you help us help the well-being of our community by making a donation, however large or small, to the SynchroniciTEA House today?
SynchroniciTEA House is more than just a teahouse: it is a hub of creative community, engagement and exploration. It is a vessel that facilitates Get Found’s desire to contribute to the emerging transformational festival culture and serve others. As a collective we are intentionally working to manifest theemerging New Paradigm. Each cup of tea is infused with love consciousness and a seed of the high frequency shifts needed to support new ways of sustainable living on the planet.
Get Found is a collective of friends with roots in the Pacific Northwest that stretch down the West Coast: Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia, Portland, Sebastopol and San Francisco. We came together at Burning Man 2009 through a series of serendipitous events and have spent every summer since sharing in adventures, creative work and community building. In 2011, we came together 30-strong to create the SynchroniciTEA House at Burning Man, a respite from the desert sun that offered loungey vibes, music and performance, a place to recharge and connect over endless flowing infusions and elixirs. Our special love is for oolong tea, and we have a supplier in Taiwan who sends us the most choice leaf available; we also serve pu’ers, herbal blends and more.
After the successful Burning Man experiment, the teahouse was reconfigured to be mobile and began making appearances at gatherings like Sacred Bass Sessions in Bellingham, Pranaforce Yoga’s “Dream it Real” events in Seattle and the 2014 Photosynthesis Festival. Through our experiences, we have learned that it is rewarding to show up and be in service to the community.
As we look forward to Summer 2015, we want to take the SynchroniciTEA House to the next level for the people ~ we have plans for a bigger, bolder teahouse structure, space and amplification for playshops and performances, daily yoga and healing arts offerings and even more exquisite tea sourced from around the planet, with even more potent high frequency infusions.
SynchroniciTEA House is more than just a teahouse: it is a hub of creative community, engagement and exploration. It is a vessel that facilitates Get Found’s desire to contribute to the emerging transformational festival culture and serve others. Each cup of tea is infused with love consciousness and a seed of the high frequency shifts needed to support new ways of sustainable living on the planet.
We have never asked for money for our tea service over the years ~ all are welcomed in, all are given a seat and a steamy cup of tea. Our patrons leave with the magic warmth of tea in their hearts and a sense of belonging to something greater. This year, we have sketched out a dream budget of $4000 to fund our next-level vision.
Will you help us help the well-being of our community by making a donation, however large or small, to the SynchroniciTEA House today?
Help fund a movement that is much greater than all of us, a movement that is rising from the ground up, like steam off a hot cup of Oolong, unstoppable. May we see you at our table this summer, and may we soon share a cup of tea!
Well, with less than 50 days until the Man burns, production is just getting underway on the Get Found SyncroniciTEA House and JuJu Parlor. What? You haven't heard about his yet?!! Well, let me fill you in.
The centerpiece of this year's Camp Get Found will be a beautiful and welcoming tea house and ju ju parlor. It will be a place for all things creative, reverent and irreverent! We shall be serving thirsty city dwellers a plethora of different teas - each accompanied by it's own unique ritual. Among our tribe are tea connoisseurs of many styles. We currently awaiting a shipment of the finest oolong from a secret source in Taiwan. We also have an insider relationship with Zen Dog, a local Seattle tea master and importer. We will also be serving up chai teas, special blended herbal teas, medicinal teas and more! You will be able to sip your tea in the comfort and sereniTEA of the SyncroniciTEA house.
The tea house will be an octagonal space that is about 365 square feet. It will be capped with a easy to spot, baby blue parachute and protected from the wind by white tarpaulin walls. The tea house design is based on the tried and true shade structure design that dBM has used every year on the playa. The parachute will be supported by a center mast and pulled out over the guy wires that are used to hold it upright. The walls will be supported by posts that are sunk into the play and layed out in an octagonal shape.
The teahouse interior will be beautifully created by the "vibesquad" - a crew of divine ladies from our tribe who have a vision for a sacred and restful space that will encourage connection, reflection, cuddle puddles and ritual. Picture plush carpets, massive piles of cozy pillows, low tables, exquisite art, lanterns, draping fabric in reds and golds, red LED lighting and of course MUSIC! Live music from one of our many tribal troubadours and your favorite dBM casts spinning throughout the day and night. This is the place you want to be!
The garage here at Cottage Groove is beginning to pile of with materials: cables, ratchet straps, rebar, parachutes, rolls of tarp and carpet, rope, posts..... The build is not far out now, just a few more items to go. The mast heads to the welders to be fabricated within the next week and then it's on! Stay tuned for more updates on the build.
We hope to be able to serve you.
~ Edubious, SyncroniciTEA House Architect