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Winter Solstice Ritual & Extended Meditation Practice – by donation

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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When it is dark enough you can see the stars.

A light has come into the darkness  . . .

The darkness cannot overcome it.

At the time of the Winter Solstice we celebrate the shortest day of the year and the passing from a period of growing darkness to a period of increasing light. Our ancestors were much more in tune with the change of seasons than we are today. Their lives and their rituals revolved around sowing, reaping and the cycles of light and dark. Many of the Judeo-Christian feasts are variants of the more earth-centered rituals of our ancestors but have become divorced from them in many respects. Hanukkah and Christmas, both festivals of light, are outgrowths of the Winter Solstice celebrations. Perhaps if we had kept more in touch with the original earth-cycle origin of these feasts we would have a greater awareness of and respect for our planet earth and all its life forms.

At Luisne this Winter Solstice Day we honour our past and more modern celebrations of this important time of year when we celebrate the light and look with hope towards the future.

The earth turns and a mantle of peace falls ever so gently over the land . . .Guided by the North Star and the Archangel Michael, the great festivals of the Winter Solstice time beckon us to gather round.

As part of the Winter Solstice we  gather to share a day together of extended mindfulness meditation practice, from 10.30 to 1.00.  The Actual Winter Solstice will be from 12.30 to 1pm. These sessions include quick walking, silent meditation, mindful walking and chanting. All are welcome. Please see the events calendar for dates.

We all need help to keep up and maintain our personal spiritual practice and for this reason, meditation is central to life at Luisne. These sessions include quick walking, silent meditation, mindful walking and chanting. All are welcome!


December 21, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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