Harvest of Peace - Lhasang and Shambhala Sadhana

September 19th (2018)

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    Harvest of Peace is one of four annual Nyida Day celebrations in Shambhala culture.  Nyida days are connected with the natural world (Nyi = sun and Da = moon), with each holiday marking the changing of the season.  Harvest of Peace is celebrated near the Autumn Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere. This special day marks the spirit of generosity and sharing the bounty of the seasons together as a society. It is an opportunity for our local community to gather, celebrate the richness of our local cultures and heritage, enjoy good food and drink, and appreciate one another.

    This year, Open Sky will be hosting celebrations on Wednesday, September 19th, and Saturday, September 22nd.

    We will begin our celebration on Wednesday, September 19th, with a lhasang, or "purification," ceremony followed by the Shambhala Sadhana practice.  The Shambhala Sadhana practice is open to everyone on this day of celebration, and is very much encouraged as a way to strengthen our recognition of basic goodness and our intentions to create enlightened society.