Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 22nd

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    Room: Main Shrine Room


    Celebrate Children’s Day on the Winter Solstice!

    Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice.

    During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity.

    Join us at 3pm to begin the festivities. The program will include song from the Shambhala Chorus, a procession of the children to bring light into the Main Shrine Room, a warm welcome from the Sovereigns of Children’s Day, a suspenseful play, and an offering of gifts to those in need in our community. Afterwards, we will enjoy a potluck meal together in the Community room. Please bring a dish to share!

    The children will offer gifts to the Sovereigns of Shambhala during the program. These gifts will go to refugees through the Denver International Rescue Committee. This group responds to global humanitarian crises. It helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

    Please offer wrapped gifts of toys and warm items, such as hats, mittens, socks and blankets, and label them by gender and age. There is currently a drop-off box for these items in the BSC front lobby. We will also sponsor a refugee family in our community, offering them grocery gift cards, monetary contributions, and specific items of need.

    Please plan on joining us for this special Winter Solstice Celebration! Free to attend.