Program Details

Harvest of Peace Festival: Music, Vegetarian Food, and More

September 21 / 10:00 AM - September 22 / 8:00 AM

The Harvest of Peace, which corresponds in the calendar with the United Nations International Day of Peace, is a celebration of and a plea for a more peaceful, aware, and mindful treatment of the earth by its human inhabitants.

Harvest of Peace was begun as an annual event several years ago by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche and the worldwide Shambhala meditation community. "Sakyong" means "earth protector." As the head of the Shambhala lineage, which comes from Tibet and is over 1000 years old, his primary function is to bring a message of peace, compassion and balance to the human race's social, economic, religious, and spiritual worlds.

The Harvest of Peace celebration in Cuyahoga Falls will feature local musicians in a two-day music festival, demonstrations of yoga and other contemplative traditions, local food-based booths from farmers, gardeners, restaurants, and organizations (we have room for about 20 of these), presentations and a possible peace conference, and space for like-minded non-profits to put up displays.

There has never been anything like this in local history, and the Akron-Canton Shambhala Center is very excited to be able to host this historic event.

Food booths will include  the Whole Foods company, along with local farmers and gardeners.

Sunday's Music Festival Lineup Is Set (We Hope!)

1:00 Brian Feltner
2:00 Jonah Koslen
3:00 Angie Haze
4:00 ZACH
5:00 Light of the Loon
6:00 The Poplars
7:00 Gail Hudson

Make a peace flag (free!) at the One Mindful Art Studio located within the Akron-Canton Meditation Center. The flags will be joined to create a community art display.  Stop by Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 12noon and 1:00 to 3:00pm.

The festival also includes a White Elephant Sale–an opportunity to give the items one person no longer needs a life in someone else’s home.

Reiki will be available.

NEW SPONSOR! Aladdin's Baking Company of Cleveland. Thanks!

Yoga at Harvest of Peace Schedule:


Saturday 2-3pm Vinyasa flow class Tammy Astor-Jack


Saturday 5-6pm Vinyasa flow class Jessica Sayre


Sunday 2-3pm Vinyasa flow class Amy Runnels


Sunday 5-6pm Vinyasa flow class Jennifer Bistritz


Between 1-8pm we will do 15 minute partner, chair and family yoga classes as the crowds come and go!


Donations will be accpeted for the yoga classes.

More details to come!

Go to Akron-Canton's website