Children’s Day Album

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Of all the cultural traditions initiated by Trungpa Rinpoche, perhaps none have been observed with more enthusiasm and consistency than Children’s Day. “Dharma brats” and their parents have been decorating shrines and anticipating Children’s Day morning for thirty-two years. Chögyam Trungpa himself arranged the first shrine at the Kalapa Court in Boulder in 1978. Since then, shrines have been set up and taken down year after year in hundreds of households all over the world.

What does your shrine look like? Please send us a photograph. We’d also like to know about your family traditions and stories. What is Children’s day like in your home? Send us your shrine photos, stories, and family traditions.

Halifax Shambhala Centre, Candlelight ceremony, December 20, 2010 Photo by Andrew Munro
The Sam, David, Mindy, and Marvin Moore-family shrine, Halifax 2005
The Sophia, Saskya, Mikhail, Hjordis, and Stefan Carmien-family shrine, Boulder 2005
Halifax Shambhala Centre, 2005 Photograph by Marvin Moore
The Jim, Myra, D’Arcy, Maggie, Virgil and Josh Colby-family shine, Alliston, Ontario 2006.
Fordham-family shrine, Halifax, NS 2008

Of all the cultural traditions initiated by Trungpa Rinpoche, perhaps none have been observed with more enthusiasm and consistency than Children’s Day. “Dharma brats” and their parents have been decorating shrines and anticipating Children’s Day morning for thirty-two years. Chögyam Trungpa himself arranged the first shrine at the Kalapa Court in Boulder in 1978 (see Children’s Day at the Kalapa Court). Since then, shrines have been set up and taken down year after year in hundreds of households all over the world.

What does your shrine look like? Please send us a photograph. We’d also like to know about your family traditions and stories.

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