Regional Children's Day Celebration

December 17th

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    Price:
  • $25 Program Price
Room: Meditation Hall

Let us come together to honor the sense of wonder we can connect to as human beings.
Winter is often a time of slowing down, getting cozy, looking inward, and being with loved ones. Children's Day itself marks the Winter Solstice, and a time we celebrate and acknowledge the light of the children in our community.

This celebration is not just for families with young children, but for every member of our community. We will rejoice, listen to stories, sing, play, and be together as community. This year, we have a unique chance to welcome all the new babies into our community as well as to offer the children a blessing.

Schedule

10 AM Arrival and Decorate the Children's Day Shrine
10:30 AM Children Prepare / Adults Meditate
11 AM Procession with the Monarchs of Shambhala
–Four Dignities Offerings by the Children
–Music with the Monarchs
–Hearing the story of Iliana
–Gifts for the Children
12 Noon Commnity Lunch
1 PM Baby Welcoming Ceremony and Children's Blessing with Acharya Alan Schwartz
2 PM Reception and Music
3 PM Close



Parents
Please bring a small wrapped gift with your child’s name clearly marked. The Monarchs of Shambhala will give gifts to all the children.
Please also let us know if you have a baby participating in the baby welcoming ceremony or a child participating in the children’s blessing.

Contact
If you have any quesiton, please contact Leslie: lesliegossett [at] gmail [dot] com

Lunch
All participants please bring a potluck dish to share for lunch.

Cost
$25 per family

Registration
Please register online and include an RSVP in the notes section with all children attending so we can plan for enough materials.