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December 16 / 11:00 AM - December 16 / 3:00 PM
Children’s Day – Sunday, December 16, 2012 – 11:00am to 3:00 (Registration/RSVP requested)
The Shambhala community has, over the years, adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of season. These special days of celebration are called nyida days - from nyima ("sun") anddawa ("moon"). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the spring and autumn equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices.
The winter solstice celebration is called "Children's Day" and this year we will celebrate a bit early on Sunday, December 16th from 11 am to 3 pm.
Children's Day provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for and with our children. This is a day when we turn to family and sangha for celebration. It is a day when we realize and enjoy the richness of our Shambhala community.
The day will begin after our regular Children’s Morning program and Mindful Parenting Book discussion group.
11:00 am the children will perform the Four Dignities Offering Ceremony.
12:00 noon we will gather together for a community pot-luck lunch, so bring your favorite dish to share.
1:00 we will settle in with the Children of Shambhala to view the delightful movie – “How to Train Your Dragon.”
You may contact Veronica Haberkost at or 412-613-7950 for more information.