Stone Soup for Our Sangha, A Healing Ceremony for Manjushri Dharma Center
August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
You are invited to join us as we pray for healing among our Sangha Community and the World. We will come together in powerful guided meditation for healing our spirits, followed by a nurturing “Stone Soup” lunch made by all of us.
Please arrive a bit early, at 9:45 a.m., if you’d like to participate in sage smudging to cleanse our Dharma Center. Otherwise, we’ll gather at 10 AM to jointly make our Stone Soup. Please bring chopped vegetables of your choice to add to a vegetarian broth. The soup will simmer during our ceremony to be ready for lunch. (To learn more about the traditional Stone Soup story, check out this link! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Soup)
Following our soup preparation, Heidi Feldman, founding MDC board member, will briefly recount the history of the Dharma Center. Then MDC Program Coordinator Pema Tsultrim (Aaron Joseph) will offer a Tibetan healing practice for the Sangha. He received this practice from his root teacher, who gave him permission to perform it for others with right motivation. Participants will be invited to sit or lie down comfortably (bring a shawl or small blanket if desired) and meditate or rest silently to receive the powerful healing blessings of the practice, with its haunting melody and instrumentation.
After the ceremony, we will all gather to enjoy our Stone Soup.
We hope that many of our Sangha members can join us for this very special event. Rinpoche will be very happy to know that we have all come together in this meaningful ceremony. Please come and share in our community soup as we participate in this special ceremony to help with healing in this troubled world and within our own hearts.
To RSVP or if you have any questions about the event, please call Heidi Feldman