Winter Solstice 2021 Sound Bath

Winter Solstice 2021 Sound Bath
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so we can provide this Sound Bath and other donation-based classes.

What is offered is in the tradition known as dana (pronounced “dah-na”), a Pali word meaning generosity. Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed an interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them. According to the Buddha, generosity, or sharing what we have, is one of the central pillars of a spiritual life. The Buddha created a system to develop a quality of open-handedness whereby those who share the teachings are dependent on those who receive them. Monks and nuns go on daily alms rounds with a begging bowl, relying on the generosity of lay people for support in continuing their teaching and spiritual life. 

Each person’s situation is different. The suggestion is simply a guideline. You may give less or you may give more. The principle is that generosity should be a source of joy for you from a sense of appreciation for the teachings. Your dana is received with gratitude.

“The donor, before giving, is glad; while giving, is inspired; and after giving, is gratified.”
– the Buddha

Solstice Poem by Margaret Atwood

This is the solstice, the still point

of the sun, its cusp and midnight,

the year’s threshold

and unlocking, where the past

lets go of and becomes the future;

the place of caught breath, the door

of a vanished house left ajar.


Solstice Metta

May our prayer and presence bring alive the inner light
and spread to all beings.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be well.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings be peaceful and at ease.
Let light, love and joy fill our being.
Happy blessed Solstice!


With Deb Phelps of Peaceful Wellness
Sound Bath, poems and meditation.
Singing Bowls and other instruments.

Held live on Insight Timer on December 21st, 2021

Thank you for your donation to support Peaceful Wellness
so we can provide this Sound Bath and other donation-based classes.

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