Harvest of Peace
September 22 / 8:15 AM - September 22 / 3:00 PM
Celebrate the Fall Equinox of 2013 with Community, Meditation, Feast and Vision!
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. The Sakyong will address the international community through a recorded video broadcast.
Come join us with the abundance of your heart, the richness of the season, and the inspiration of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Everyone welcome - young and old, members, friends and newcomers. Please join us for the entire day or any part. There will be some activities for children including bobbing for apples. Consider bringing a favorite book to share with children.
Schedule of Festivities
8:15 AM Tea & Conversation
9:00 -Opening Chants & Sitting Meditation
11:00 - Noon Shambhala Sadhana Practice - The Sakyong has decided to continue the tradition started last year of making Shambhala Sadhana practice open to everyone on this special holiday. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. All are welcome to participate and instruction will be provided.
Noon Potluck Feast - Our feast will take place in the shrine room.
1:30 Video Address by the Sakyong, Discussion and Dessert
COST: Free.Potluck contributions and donations are warmly welcomed. There will be a raffle plus some objects offered for silent auction. Silent auction donations welcome - please contact Grace Tuma at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something you'd like to share for the auction.