Program Details

Children's Day Solstice Candlelight Ceremony

December 21 / 5:00 PM - December 21 / 7:00 PM

At a time when darkness is prevalent, we turn to family for celebration, creativity, and generosity. Because the solstice marks the time of year when daylight has waned and the night is longest, light is a special characteristic of this holiday. In particular, though, we celebrate our children and their natural ability to remind us of the warmth, heart, and cheerfulness of basic goodness.

Celebration of the winter solstice has its roots in many different cultures. The Shambhala Community has drawn on traditional images associated with this time of year to create a distinctive and rich festival of our own.

Join us to greet the King and Queen of Shambhala with the festive singing and dancing of Tiger, Lion, Garuda and Dragon. Please bring an offering gift for a needy child (mark the gift with the age and gender it is appropriate for). And don’t for forget to bring your singing voice…

$5 suggested donation

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