Children’s Blessing 2019 with Acharya Richard John

by Stacy Hall de Gomez with photos by Larry Steele and Brad Warren

How could our hearts not be opened by the sight of our youngest community members at the October 27th Children’s Blessing Ceremony?  The ceremony, led by visiting Acharya Richard John, is designed to invite wakefulness and appreciation within the children. Each child was shown his or her own face in a large mirror as the face of Basic Goodness, while Acharya John conferred a blessing with a juniper branch dipped in water.  Two older children, Aarnav and Aarush Uli, did an outstanding job as assistants to the Acharya, helping to distribute flowers and sweet surprises. The event was topped off by a special reception shared by the community.

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