Harvest of Peace
September 21 / 9:00 AM - September 21 / 3:00 PM
The Harvest of Peace, which corresponds in the calendar with the United Nations International Day of Peace, is a celebration of and a plea for a more peaceful, aware, and mindful treatment of the earth by its human inhabitants.
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 addresses the international community through a live broadcast delivered through a telephone link with Shambhala Centers around the world.
Harvest of Peace was begun as an annual event several years ago by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche and the worldwide Shambhala meditation community. "Sakyong" means "earth protector." As the head of the Shambhala lineage, which comes from Tibet and is over 1000 years old, his primary function is to bring a message of peace, compassion and balance to the human race's social, economic, religious, and spiritual worlds.
9:00am Fire Ceremony (weather permitting)
9:15am Chanting & meditation
1:00pm Potluck Lunch
2:00pm Welcome new members and Acharya Lobel’s new baby
2:45pm Live Address from the Sakyong