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Children’s Day: Pioneer Valley

playWe had a lovely and somewhat chaotic day. Our Children’s program coordinator, Barbara Lynn wrote a play based on the Iliana story, and the children acted it out as the King and Queen of Shambhala (John and Andrea Darby) watched. The children had made winter gardens of rocks, candles and moss a few weeks ago, which the Queen lit and the children placed on the shrine platform as they entered the room.

The Queen addressed the children. She told them that we love them, that we are protecting them, and that we often learn about Basic Goodness from them. I know that for the adults in the room, the children of Newtown and young victims of violence elsewhere in the world were in our hearts at that moment. We felt the profound love and vulnerability of sharing the world with each other. After the play, we shared a potluck lunch in our community room. It was the biggest turnout we’ve had for Children’s Day, and it filled the center with laughter and activity.

Queen Shastri Darby with sunshrine

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1 response to “ Children’s Day: Pioneer Valley ”
  1. This is a great post. Thanks so much for sharing, like always.


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