Harvest of Peace Community Gathering (Eagle Rock)

September 22nd (2012)

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  • $10.00 Program Price
  • $10.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

Saturday, 8 pmin Eagle Rock, a Musical Soiré

For the first time, Shambhala Los Angeles will be gathering for two simultaneous Harvest of Peace observances -- in Eagle Rock and at Westside Shambhala.  Each location has its own webpage.  Be sure to register for the location you wish to attend.  Everyone is welcome!  

Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity to gather in our local communities to celebrate our inherent richness and generosity, connect with our Sakyong in an address to the entire international community, and enjoy the abundant harvest season in each other’s company.  Dinner will be potluck, so please bring a favorite dish to share.  Drinks, plates, napkins, cutlery and some additional tasty nibbles will be provided. 

Here’s the basic schedule for Harvest of Peace:

2:00                     Registration and Greetings
2:30                     Lhasang and Group Practice
3:00                     Sakyong’s Address & Discussion
4:30                     Local Fundraising
5:30                     Potluck Dinner

8:00                     Music!

Free child care will be available from 2:00 o'clock until about 5:00 so that parents can enjoy the program, including the online talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, which begins about 3:00.  Child care will happen in the small shrine room adjoining the big one where all are gathered.  If parents sit close to the door between the two, it will be easy to check on your kids as needed, or they can join you for awhile.

Starting at around 8 pm, we will have some special musical offerings in Eagle Rock with live performances by our very own Jill Freeman, Joel Wachbrit and David Cipriani.  So plan to stay after dinner or come by if you’re attending Harvest of Peace on the Westside.   

The Sakyong is encouraging us to gather for salons in members’ homes as part of our Harvest of Peace celebration this year; he will provide the topic for lively discussion.  So on Sunday, September 23 in the afternoon or evening, depending on the location, four members will be hosting salons at their homes:  on the Westside, Eastside, in the Valley, and in Orange County.  Watch for more information on location addresses and times for these salons.

For more information or if you wish to volunteer to help staff, please contact Alicia Vogl Saenz, Coordinator for Eagle Rock, at [email protected]   

SMCLA Generosity Policy

The Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants, and one of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one should be prevented from participating in programs for lack of funds. At the same time, the Center relies on the revenue from program participants to cover the cost of each program and of keeping our doors open. For programs where there is a set price, if the program price is an obstacle for you, please offer as much of the program price as you can. The suggested minimum, based on the Center’s costs, is 50% of the program price. You may type in the amount on the registration page and pay accordingly. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price of the program, and provides support to the Shambhala Center. If you have any questions, please email la@shambhala.org.

Program Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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