Harvest of Peace
Harvest of Peace – September 24, 2016
Harvest of Peace is one of 4 seasonal Nyida Days (“Nyi” = Sun, “da” = Moon) celebrations in Shambhala that occur on or around solstice and equinox days. These holidays are important times for us to join together as a community to practice, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. Harvest of Peace is a traditional time for Shambhala centers, groups and members to gather, host social occasions and other kinds of events, to practice together and enjoy the fun, conversation and richness of Shambhala community.
This year, the Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradul, will offer a recorded Harvest of Peace address to be shared during our gathering.
- Harvest of Peace is also a time when centers traditionally fundraise.
- Harvest of Peace is one of two annual Shambhala celebrations where the Shambhala Sadhana is open to everyone as a practice or as a practice with feast.
- The time from September through December is a good time for centre and group leaders to meet with members, in large or small groups for conversations about topics of concern and curiosity at each centre.
Harvest of Peace Schedule:
12:00-1:00 Chicago Calls for Peace – details to follow soon.
2:00-3:00 Shambhala Sadhana Practice
3:00-4:00 Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace Address
4:00-4:30 Retirements, oathes, center update
4:30-6:30 Toasts, entertainment, food, fundraising