Program Details

Children's Day

December 22 / 2:00 PM - December 22 / 4:00 PM

Nyida is derived from Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon), and nyida days occur on or near the equinoxes and solstices. Children’s Day, one of four major nyida days, has been celebrated throughout the international Shambhala Community since 1978, and has been observed by Durham Shambhala Center members since 1981. This year we plan to hold a Children's Day/Winter Solstice celebration for ALL ages, including our precious children, on Saturday, December 22, from 2-4 pm.

At the Durham Shambhala Center, a traditional highlight of our celebration is a reading and improvised enactment of the Children’s Day Story, with plenty of audience participation and good cheer.

We invite two-fold participation from Center members/affiliates: 1) Identification/head count of children from birth to age 12 who are available to participate as our special guests; 2) People (with or without children) who are willing to be part of a planning and implementation committee for the event. Please reply to Jeff Scott,, regarding either or both of these participation categories.


Please include a phone # as well as email address where you can be reached, and the names and ages of your children, if applicable.

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