Celebrate Winter Solstice at Tara Mandala

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice 2016 with Lama Tsultrim Allione and the Tara Mandala residents and retreatants. Let’s join together to center ourselves and begin the holidays by quieting our minds, settling in our bodies, and opening our hearts to the great mystery of the turning of the sun and the darkest night.

The Winter Solstice has been celebrated throughout history by many cultures and is a special time for us at Tara Mandala to set strong intentions for the upcoming year. We will mark the return of the light with an outdoor bonfire where we will release our challenges from the past year followed by a spiral candlelight circumambulation of all the levels of the Tara temple, making each step a prayer. On the top floor of our Temple we will sit in meditation and set our intentions for the new year. We will then spiral back down to the main temple shrine room for a Green Tara Tsog, a special feast offering ceremony. Lama Tsultrim will give a brief explanation and teaching on the Tsog for those of you who are new. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite holiday finger food for the feast.

Join us as we begin a new cycle on this precious planet.

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