Harvest of Peace
September 21 / 10:00 AM - September 21 / 1:30 PM
Food. Conversation. Meditation. Children welcome! Please RSVP
The Harvest of Peace, which coincides with the United Nations's International Day of Peace is one of four seasonal celebrations observed by the international Shambhala community. We will be celebrating with a Shambhala Sadhana Brunch Feast (see below for more info about what the Shambhala Sadhana is, and what a feast is) Everybody is invited to the feast! If you have not experienced this profound and energizing community practice, now is the time. Plus, brunch!
When: Saturday September 21, 10:00 am for light pre-brunch fare and setup.
Who: You, your partner, your children, relatives and friends
Bring: Your favorite brunch food to share (drinks will be provided)
10:00 am- Setup
11:00 am- Feast practice, Sakyong address
1:30-ish pm- Cleanup
What is the Shambhala Sadhana? The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice written by Sakyong Mipham, designed to bathe our minds in the idea that all beings (including us) and society itself is basically good. Recognizing that basic goodness is essential to creating the peace we long to see in our world.
What is a Sadhana? Sadhana (pronounced sod-na) practice is a traditional form of meditation practice that involves reading through a liturgy, and following the instructions in said liturgy. It has different parts, visualization, contemplation and meditation. Just follow along!
What is feast practice? Feast practice is a type of Sadhana practice that includes food, conversation and entertainment.
Who can practice the Sadhana? Usually, one receives this practice at Enlightened Society Assembly. However, during the Harvest of Peace, anyone can come to the feast and practice it!
What will the children do during the feast? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on bringing children. We've got a couple of ideas, and we need to know who is coming. The intention is to include the children in the feast as much as possible.