Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21st

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  • £7 Suggested Donation
Room: Main meditation hall

All are warmly invited to join together at the Centre for our annual Winter Celebration on Friday 21st December. 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.

We will begin at 7pm with candlelit meditation, followed by a shared dinner, drinks, creative offerings, and whatever the night gives birth to.

There will be some staple food provided by one of our trusty chefs, please also bring food and drink to share. There will be some wine available by donation.

If you feel called to make a creative offering, or to help out on the night, please get in touch!

 

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