Program Details

Harvest of Peace

September 21 / 10:00 AM - September 21 / 2:00 PM

Please join us on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am – 2 pm for our annual autumn equinox Harvest of Peace gathering at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre. Families are especially invited. Harvest of Peace is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear and practice teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of the season.

10:00 am: Opening chants and Shambhala Sadhana practice – Open to All. The Sakyong has decided to continue the tradition started last year of making Shambhala Sadhana practice open to everyone on this special holiday.

"I have composed a sadhana known as the Shambhala Sadhana that helps us, through the powerful practice of meditation, deepen our insight and feeling of basic goodness and enlightened society."
-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

11:00 am: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Harvest of Peace Address (recorded).

11:30 am: Retirement Oath Ceremony for Centre Directors Jillyan Gift & Lisa Steckler

12:00 pm: Harvest Potluck Lunch and socializing

There is no cost, but PLEASE RSVP HERE for sadhana practice and the potluck so we can plan the celebration accordingly. Please direct questions, or if you are able to provide assistance, contact Betty Rongae at

The Shambhala community celebrates 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.

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