Children's Day Winter Celebration

December 9th

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    The Winter Solstice is one of four high seasonal community celebration days, or Nyida Days in the Shambhala tradition, with a special focus on children and the nourishing light and warmth of community in the midst of the cold and wet abundance of our Northwest winter season. It's a time too, for slowing down and reflecting.

    "It is a winter community celebration. A feeling of family, village mentality, a tribe coming together across the generations. This day is a chance to strengthen our community so that it can arise strong for the new year and spring. This sort of winter solstice used to happen in all cultures, but at some point it got mixed with various religious themes. We can return to its pure and simple roots." 
    -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


    Festivities

    4:00 PM Children's Ikebana with Shelley Pierce and Friends
    5:00 Procession, the Iliana Play, Music
    6:00 Potluck Dinner & Music ~Please bring a main dish, dessert and drinks will be provided.
    RSVP by registering online below
          All Playful Volunteers wanting to help on Children's Day contact [email protected] soon!
     
    Music 
    by Faith Purvis, Brad Warren, Sydney Munger,
    Ryan Harms, Chris and Aedan Roberts, and the Shambhala Players
     

    Questions? Contact Robin at [email protected] to learn more or sign up to volunteer.
     
    Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison Street, Seattle, WA