Banning Mills

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Held at the Historic Banning Mills in Banning Mills, GA

Bask in the joy, music, and wisdom of the luminous Circle of Love team:

David Leonard

Inspired teacher and speaker, Dr. Rev. David Leonard, embodies heart-centered living. As a courageous example of authentic being and co-director of the Circle of Love Gathering, he has guided thousands of students across North America on a Spirit-centered journey.  Currently, he is the senior minister at the Center for Spiritual Living in Huntsville, Alabama.

Lisa Ferraro & Erika Luckett

Called, “Extraordinary” by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Lisa and Erika have been performing together since 2006.  They are known throughout the world as powerful musicians, singers, and speakers. Their music ministry has changed hundreds of thousands of people around the world with their powerful, spiritual voices and original music. 

Experience our amazing, spiritual and talented partners:

Gary Lynn Floyd

Gary Lynn Floyd is an American singer-songwriter who connects straight to the heart and lifts up a room with his inspirational lyrics and soulful style.

He sings deep and meaningful music and shares these songs like a gift to audiences across the country. His style is a mix of pop, rhythm, and blues, combining silky vocals with powerful lyrics.

It is Gary’s openness to divine inspiration that fuels his endless supply of musical
ideas create his heart-opening lyrics and is the light that shines through his
performances. With his piano and microphone, Gary is a catalyst for positive
change and raises the collective vibration not only through his music but also
through his welcoming presence on stage.

Jesse Powers

Singer Song-Writer Extraordinaire

Jesse embodies the energy of spirituality, love, joy, and creativity. Her voice is like an angel, powerful and divine.

Jesse began singing at an early age and has performed in musicals around the country. Her journey with new-thought began at a young age when she ventured into the Columbus Center for Spiritual Living while performing and working at a local theatre. She is unique in that she preferred to hang out with spiritual people at such a young age.

Her voice and talent were obvious to the music team immediately and she embraced the opportunities to perform. Jesse has been singing, writing and performing at CCSL ever since. Jesse has embraced her music ministry and has become a leader with national CSL teens.


Tingari is a female-fronted electronic music duo consisting of Joel Whittaker and Carisa Holmes.
Tingari music infuses traditions of ancient world music with a modern electronic spark, creating a bridge where old and new dance together.
Drawing upon the frequencies of both the natural and digital worlds, Tingari music creates a diverse aural ecosystem that moves the body, mind, and heart.
The primal hum of the didgeridoo along with emotive vocals and flute combines with warm bass grooves and danceable beats, weaving a colorful tapestry that takes on a life of its own.
Tingari music invites you to expand, dance, dream and be.

Kathy Rausch

Mandala Artist, Workshop Facilitator and Public Speaker and Author of “Activate Divine Creativity: The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala”

Kathy wrote, “Activate Divine Creativity: The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala” to help women and men become mindful and find joy in their everyday lives.

Teaching others to doodle mandalas brings Kathy great joy and helps balance her life, she hopes others will get a sense of balance and joy from the process as well.

Kathy has been painting, drawing, doodling, and creating mandalas of all kinds since 2000. She is a guest speaker and artist at retreats and conferences around the world bringing the magic of community art and mandalas to the attendees.

All attendees will receive a copy of her book, learn to draw their own mandala and be a part of a GIANT community mandala created just for Circle of Love.

“The Circle of Love Gathering is a joyous and warm experience of friends, consciousness, music, depth, connection and freedom.  There is something special and a bit hard to define that is completely nourishing to the soul.”

Dr. Kathy Hearn

“Save this time to retreat, allowing all the walls and all the doing to cease. This time is designed for you simply to reveal what is already within, so you may deeply experience and recognize your True Essential Self: The Self that knows no walls and is free. This True Self arises and shines when we take the time to nurture, cultivate and celebrate it! When you return home, you naturally share the heart that has been awakened!”

Rev. Mark Accomando

“I have never been to an event that has changed me so intensely for the good. The combination of professional, spiritual music, speakers, workshops and mandala art was powerful. I left on such a spiritual high that I knew I would come back again and again. I woke up singing many of the songs I heard for months. I made friends from all over. Don’t miss this opportunity to awaken your heart and deepen the love in your soul.

Kathy Rausch

From Gary Lynn Floyd