Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21st

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  • £7 Suggested Donation
Room: Main meditation hall

Save the date - details to be confirmed later this year.

All are warmly invited to join together at the Centre for our annual Winter Celebration on Friday 21st December (or 22nd, the following Saturday). This midwinter festival is a magical opportunity to gather as a community and mark the passing of the longest night of the year. At a time of waning daylight and dropping temperatures, we are invited to meet as a community offering appreciation and light to each other.

 

Celebrations

Over the years our community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of the seasons. These are called nyida days, from the Tibetan words nyima (“sun”) and dawa (“moon”). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. All four nyida days are regarded as community-oriented celebrations:

• Shambhala Day – the lunar New Year

• Midsummer’s Day – the summer solstice

• Harvest of Peace – the autumn equinox

• Children’s Day – the winter solstice