Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Come together as dojo family to start the celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a night early! Bring a tea light candle (and a holder) and join us as we take time to reflect on everything good we all have in our lives. This event has been very well received in the past with attendance exceeding 75 people! You do not have to be a “member” of the dojo to attend. Hope to see you all there!
This year, we do plan on starting promptly at 6:00 so please arrive at least 15 minutes early as the doors will close at 6:00 and we ask people not to enter or leave the dojo until the ceremony is over (approximately 6:45 PM). During the ceremony everyone is asked to remain quiet in a state of meditation to reflect on the blessings we are most grateful / thankful for in our lives and then share this with each other at the end of the meditation.
After the ceremony, we usually have a meal by sharing a favorite dish. Please feel free, if you wish, to bring either a favorite dish to share or a drink item. The dojo will provide the paper products and utensils.
I will be bringing in a surprise dish to share ( I hope you like Irish Food)
This is the time when we all can get together and share a brief meditation period to simply focus on our blessings and give thanks. This is a great way to kick off (no pun intended) the Holiday season.
Please join us for this annual event. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Thank you very much and I hope that everyone of you have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving Holiday this year.
Shihan Brian Dewey