Winter Solstice (Children's Day)
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. While all four nyida days (solstice holidays) are family-oriented occasions, the winter holiday, Children’s Day, provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for and with our children.
At a time when the weather begins to bear down upon us, 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. At a time when darkness is prevalent, we celebrate our children and their natural ability to remind us of the warmth, heart, and cheerfulness of basic goodness.
6pm Sadhana of Mahamudra
7pm-10pm Adults and children invited to potluck dinner
Location: Denice Everham's home in Cupertino
RSVP: 108awake at gmail dot com for address