Children's Day Celebration

December 20th (2015)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    A magical celebration of brilliance, light, and the children in our lives.

    Our Shambhala community has 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.

    Winter Solstice is marked by Children's Day- a time to come together to honor and celebrate the children in our communities, and our own child-like nature. A major theme of this time of year is the play of darkness and light. We create a special Children's Shrine and hear stories of the journey of the sun.

    This year, our celebration will be concurrent with Open House. Please bring a potluck dish to share.


    9:30 AM Arrive, set up Children's Shrine
    10 AM Regular Open House begins/ Children's Program begins
    12 PM Potluck Lunch
    12:45 PM Celebration with King and Queen and the story of Ileana

    What to Bring

    Please bring a hearty dish to share. Parents should bring a wrapped gift for their child. Children should bring a gift to donate.

    What to Wear

    Uplifted dress is appreciated.


    This event is free to all. But please register so we'll have your RSVP.
    Donations to cover expenses are greatly appreciated.


    For questions, please contact lesliegossett (at) gmail (dot) com .






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