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Harvest of Peace and Rigden Thangka Installation Ceremony
September 21 / 11:00 AM - September 21 / 5:00 PM
Shambhala 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.
On the Harvest of Peace day we will also celebrate becoming the official West Chester Shambhala Meditation Group, and we will formally install the Rigden Thangka (painting) and Lineage photos on our shrine with a Lasang (smoke offering ceremony).
11:30 Lasung and installation
1:30 Sakyong's talk and discussion
2:00 Shambhala Sadhana
3:00 social time
There is no cost for this program, but your registration will function as your RSVP. Everyone is welcome. If you need directions, please indicate that in the notes section when you register.