Children's Day Solstice Celebration and Potluck

December 22nd (2013)

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    Everyone  Invited!  Families and Children and all Adults who love to join in the Celebration are warmly welcome to attend the Annual Children's Day Solstice Celebration and Potluck.

    The December Nyida Day* is called "Children's Day", and this solstice celebration is for the entire Shambhala society. We are particularly appreciating and enjoying the children in our communities, and at the same time, we are also acknowledging the changing of seasons and the rhythm of our year.  This holiday, instituted by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, celebrates children and childhood, emphasizing that every child can be a king or a queen!

    It is so important that we gather as a community JUST TO ENJOY each other's company and our rich Shambhala traditions. Please come and gather for celebration, dancing, singing, crafts, and a potluck dinner.

    Please plan on arriving a little before 3:00 p.m. as the Children's procession starts the event!

    Please bring a potluck dish to share. 

    We encourage children to bring a small object that is most special to them to place on the shrine for the duration of the event, which they will bring back with them when they return home.

    *'Nyida' comes from the Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon), and these days occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. Nyida days are family-oriented celebrations and occasions for local Shambhala communities to gather socially.