Harvest of Peace Community Gathering (Eagle Rock)
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
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]