Winter Solstice Celebration- in BRUNSWICK

December 23rd

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    Room: Brunswick

    Our Shambhala community has a tradition of celebrating the changes of the 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.

    You and your families and friends, including children, are cheerfully invited to attend a Winter Solstice potluck at the Brunswick Shambhala Center on Sunday, December 23, 2018, to be held very shortly after the usual Sunday sit 9 am - 12 noon.  Everyone  is invited to attend and to bring their favorite dish to share with others.  Because the solstice marks the time of year when the daylight has waned and the night is the longest, light is a special characteristic of this holiday.  In the spirit of celebrating the slow return of sunlight, you are also invited, if you wish, to bring some simple form of light, candle, evergreen, etc., that can be used for table centerpieces or offered at the shrine. 

    Pre-registration is encouraged.  It would also be helpful to let Brenda Thompson, who is coordinating the event, know what you will be bringing and how many others are coming with you, either in the comment section of the registration page or by contacting Brenda directly at  [email protected]