Harvest of Peace 2013

September 22nd (2013)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room
    Program Registration is Closed.Please contactKathy Pelmo at kathyjpelmo@gmail.com
    Harvest of Peace Celebration - Open to All! Activities for kids will be provided. Please register below!
     
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
     
    Over the past several years our community 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. This year, the Sakyong will address the international community of Shambhala Centers and Groups with a recorded audio message.
     
    Schedule (this is a draft, and things may change...)
    8:30am Tea, coffee and a light continental breakfast (vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free options available)
    9:30 Opening Chants & Sitting Meditation
    9:45

    Introduction to Harvest of Peace

    10:00

    Audiocast/Videocast of Sakyong's recorded HOP Address

    10:45 Vision for the Center
    Fundraiser
    11:30 Break
    11:45 Ceremony of new Members and Leadership
    Musical Offering
    12:30 Community Potluck Luncheon
    Everyone is warmly invited to join in this happy occasion, especially families and new members. Come, let's celebrate together and enjoy one another's company!
     
    Please register using the button below by Friday, 9/20. This will help us plan for breakfast, setting up for the pot luck, and arranging childcare*.

    Please sign up HERE
    for the community Potluck, so you can indicate what you will bring and see what others are planning to bring, too.

    *When you register, if you are bringing your children, please list their name(s) and age(s) in the "Comments" field.