Harvest of Peace Celebration - Open to All! Activities for kids will be provided. Please register below!
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
Over the past several years our community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of the seasons. These are called nyida days, from the Tibetan words nyima ("sun") and dawa ("moon"). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. All four nyida days are regarded as family-oriented celebrations.
Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. This year, the Sakyong will address the international community of Shambhala Centers and Groups with a recorded audio message.
Schedule (this is a draft, and things may change...)
|Tea, coffee and a light continental breakfast (vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free options available)|
|Opening Chants & Sitting Meditation|
Introduction to Harvest of Peace
Audiocast/Videocast of Sakyong's recorded HOP Address
|Vision for the Center|
|Ceremony of new Members and Leadership|
|Community Potluck Luncheon|
Everyone is warmly invited to join in this happy occasion, especially families and new members. Come, let's celebrate together and enjoy one another's company!
Please register using the button below by Friday, 9/20. This will help us plan for breakfast, setting up for the pot luck, and arranging childcare*.
Please sign up HERE for the community Potluck, so you can indicate what you will bring and see what others are planning to bring, too.
*When you register, if you are bringing your children, please list their name(s) and age(s) in the "Comments" field.