Below, find some text to use to promote your opening celebration or meditation gatherings for the Feast. Encourage your friends and followers to participate. Always include mention of the website: www.FeastfortheSoul.org
Do use the hashtag: #feastforthesoul
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Feastforthesoul
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1Cuku9GCFW5_WPSqtqyfg?
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aFeastfortheSoul/
- Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aFeastfortheSoul/groups/
The Feast for the Soul is a 40 day spiritual practice period observed by thousands of people worldwide each year from January 15-February 23.
It’s considered a spiritual practice intensive and the perfect time for anyone to commit to deepening their spiritual practice. It’s true, peace on earth can only arise from peace in one’s heart. One person at a time.
The Feast was created in 2006 after its founder, Valerie Skonie, an American woman following the Sufi path, was inspired by the words of the Persian poet Jelaluddin Rumi: “What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness.”
The Feast for the Soul is a not-for-profit organization that holds a vision of a world at peace that surpasses the imagined boundaries of creed, culture, and philosophical beliefs.
Their teaching faculty includes many leaders in Mindfulness, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Sufism, Christianity, and yogic and modern contemplative traditions who offer thousands of guided meditations on the Feast’s website available year-round, free of charge.
Practitioners can also find spiritual practice support via audio, written instruction, and inspiration as well as meditations offered in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese, and meditations for children and teens.
The Feast is a charitable organization run almost entirely by volunteers, and it welcomes contributions of both time and financial support.
Sample Press Releases
Local newspapers love to print local news. If you are a Local Area Organizer or someone who has benefitted by participating in the Feast, you can send your local newspaper a press release, or, create an article on your blog! Let’s spread the news about this powerful annual event!
You’ll find two press releases below that you can use as samples. The contact name and addresses in your release should be your own, and you’ll want to include as much detail as possible about you and what inspired you to host an event.
Generally, news releases should not exceed two pages and should be double-spaced. Ideally, you email them to the media outlet rather than mailing or faxing them in. News outlets also love photos that are sent along with a press release, so be sure to include one that you have the rights to use.