Harvest of Peace and Volunteer Appreciation

September 16

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, we invite the community to our Harvest of Peace celebration. 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.

Please note the date change to Sunday, September 16, 2018.  We decided to change the date so that we could weave a special Volunteer Appreciation luncheon into our traditional Harvest of Peace celebration. Our volunteers tirelessly, lovingly, and continuously offer their time. We’ve been especially touched by the outpouring of help in recent weeks and we want to acknowledge our gratitude.

The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha.  "Nyi" comes from "Nyima" meaning sun, and "da" comes from "dawa" meaning moon, so together Nyida is the name given to the holidays where we mark the seasonal solstice and equinox days.  We will mark this important community day with food, conversation, practicing the Shambhala Sadhana, and chanting.


There is no cost to attend this event, but please let us know you'll be joining us by registering below. Donations are always welcome.

Schedule of the Day:

9:30 AM: Lhasang at the Stupa Site
10:00 AM: Shambhala Sadhana Practice in the Main Shrine room    
11:30 AM: Presentations by Center Directors
12:30 PM: A Special Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Lawn games and desserts on the front lawn
Feel free to bring HOME-BAKED PIES to share!  -- when you register, please add a note about what you intend to bring.

"Bring a musical instrument if you're inspired to join spontaneous jam sessions on the porch"


Program Fee: Free

Payment Policies:
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Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

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