Children's Day

December 17th (2017)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    For Adults, Teenagers and Youth - all are invited!

    The Shambhala community has, over the years, adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of season.  These special days of celebration are called nyida days - from nyima ("sun") and dawa ("moon").  Nyida days occur on or near the days of the spring and autumn equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices.

    The winter solstice celebration is called "Children's Day" and this year it will be celebrated on Sunday, December 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM.

    Children's Day provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for and with our children.  When the dark days are bearing down, and the Grinch seems to be ever-present, we take a warrior's stance and turn to family and sangha for celebration, creativity, and generosity of time and energy.  It is truly a counter-experience to the materialism and chaos of the holiday season. Our wish is that everyone, and especially the children, feel as if they are within the enlightened society of Shambhala, as we invite the dawn of a new year and the brilliance of the sun in the longer days to come.

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    For questions please contact: James at: [email protected]
    Please register online for planning purposes.  Thank you!