Winter Spiral

FAMILY PRACTICE EVENT: THE WINTER SOLSTICE SPIRAL – DATE CHANGE: DECEMBER 20

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until December 20 (originally scheduled for December 13), and will be held at Stone Creek Zen Center.

Saturday, December 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
In the Zen tradition, the awakening of the Buddha is celebrated in December. It is said that after sitting through the night, upon seeing the morning star, the Buddha realized awakening and exclaimed, “That’s it! That’s it! That’s me that’s shining so brightly. How wondrous, how wondrous! All beings share this indwelling light. What an astonishing thing has been realized!”

Come celebrate light and the Buddha’s enlightenment. Join us for a night of mindfulness with a candlelight spiral walk. We’ll meet inside for quiet songs and storytelling before heading outside to walk the spiral together. In quiet walking meditation, each child first walks the spiral turning inward, gathering light at the center, and then walks the spiral turning outward, bringing her light back into the world.

We are excited to join together with Om School Learning (http://omschoollearning.com/) to offer this celebration for all ages. The event will be held at Stone Creek Zen Center (For directions, see: http://stonecreekzencenter.org/home/our-location/).  We ask that families please register in advance. You can register online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-solstice-spiral-tickets-14449596131, or email stonecreek@sonic.net.  If you register by email, please include the total number of your family, so that we have an accurate count of people attending, space is limited.

This event is by donation (suggested donation, sliding scale $5-$20/ family).