Program Details

Harvest of Peace


September 22 / 10:00 AM - September 22 / 12:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate the autumn equinox, taking time to gather and appreciate the richness of our community. We have many wonderful events planned for this weekend, so mark your calendars and prepare to eat, dance, practice and share. There will also be a formal address from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Below is a schedule of events:


Saturday, September 21—Harvest of Peace Party at the home of Olivia Parry (3517 Harper Road in Madison). This will be a potluck, so plan to bring a dish to pass. We’ll hear music from fellow sangha members and relax and celebrate!


Sunday, September 22—The Harvest of Peace Sunday Celebration will be from 10am-12:30pm. The Sakyong has generously invited everyone to participate in a Shambhala Sadhana practice and feast on this day.  This is a wonderful, rich practice that is normally reserved for people who have completed Enlightened Society Assembly.   The Shambhala Sadhana was written by the Sakyong for our community and for this time and the feast is a time to share uplifted conversation and laughter with your sangha family within a practice container.   We will also be playing a recording of the Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace talk during the feast. 


Regular sitting will be cancelled to accommodate the Sadhana practice.


Here is the schedule:


9:45am – 10:00am Arrive and set up for Sadhana


10:00am-12:15pm (approximate)  Shambhala Sadhana practice, brunch feast, Sakyong’s talk, Co-Directors Ann Hall and Lisa Cappelli will share updates and talk about opportunities to contribute to about our Center's continued success.


12:15pm-12:30pm clean up


Because of the nature of sadhana practice, it is problematic to come for part of the session.  Please contact Ann or Lisa is you have a conflict, and are unable to attend the whole session, so that we can discuss options. (Joining a bit late at the beginning can be accommodated, as the practice will start with sitting meditation.)


Please RSVP by registering online by Sept. 18 so that we can get the right amount of food


$10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food.


We look forward to seeing many of you as we celebrate our bountiful culture and heritage!

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