Program Details

Children's Day

December 16 / 12:30 PM - December 16 / 3:00 PM

On the Winter Solstice we get together as a family of little ones and adults to celebrate, share music, enjoy a lunch and each other’s company.  The Centre will be decorated with candles, lights and boughs, bringing back the glow that nourishes us during this dark season. And, as is customary, we will have a King and Queen presiding over the event. You don’t have to be a parent or a child to celebrate – Everyone is welcome!

As an extra special part of Children’s Day this year, Acharya Chapman will preside over a Baby Blessing Ceremony to welcome three newborn Shambhalians into our community.  This is the first time this Blessing Ceremony will have taken place at our Centre.  If you have a child one year old or younger, they are invited to participate in the Baby Blessing Ceremony.  RSVP at Click here to RSVP for Children's Day and see below for more details.  All are invited to welcome the newly born children.  For more information contact Betty at

Schedule for Children’s Day:

12:30 – 1:00    Children help to decorate the shrine (children may bring something “special” for the shrine)

1:00 – 2:00      Children’s Day Festivities and Baby Blessing Ceremony

2:00 – 3:00       Potluck Appetizer Lunch


4   necessary ways to help with planning:

1)     Please RSVP if your child(ren) are planning to attend as we are providing gifts for them . Please send RSVP to RSVP for Children's Day and Baby Blessing Ceremony   by December 10 th.  

2)    Parents and Adults - please bring a plate of Appetizers for our Potluck Appetizer Lunch.  Good if the appetizers are child friendly.  The Centre will supply  drinks.

3)    Optional - Children can bring a “special” object to help decorate the shrine with. It can be on loan for the day. We will begin Children’s Day with the children helping to decorate the shrine.

4)    Children are invited to bring an unwrapped gift to be given to an under privileged family. Adults can also contribute a gift.

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