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Temenos Community Solstice Eve Celebration
Solstice Eve Celebration with Drumming and Crystal Bowls
Tuesday, December 20th – Beginning at 6:30 pm to approximately 8:00 pm at the Retreat Center
Join Temenos, Christine Campbell and WolfSongs around the fire as the longest night begins...
• Drum your personal intents outside
• Moving inside, join in the greater community
• We will be drumming in the great room around the fireplace.
• The evening will end as we descend into a Crystal Bowl Meditation and the sacred silence and beauty of the season.
Come early to explore Temenos' beautiful 56-acre nature sanctuary. This is a wonderful opportunity to start the Season of Night and Exquisite Light.
Inclement Weather Policy
We make every effort to notify those attending events at Temenos of cancellations due to inclement weather conditions. Any changes or cancellations will be posted to our Facebook Page (temenos community), our website if possible, and you can also call the office, 610-696-8145, for clarification.
In light of the world’s current affairs
Perhaps we might cultivate new understanding
With more compassion
We offer this prayer based on ancient tradition
As a starting point
In love for all
Prayer of Kinship
In striving to recognize the primacy of Fire and Light,
I feel kinship with my Zoroastrian brothers and sisters.
In striving to obey the Ten Commandments,
I feel kinship with my Jewish brothers and sisters.
In striving to be kind to neighbor and the needy,
I feel kinship with my Christian brothers and sisters.
In striving to be compassionate to creatures great and small,
I feel kinship with my Buddhist-Jaina brothers and sisters.
In striving to surrender myself completely to God Almighty,
I feel kinship with my Muslim brothers and sisters.
In the recognition that wisdom flows from enlightened masters,
I feel kinship with my Sikh brothers and sisters.
In remembering that serving people should be the goal of religion,
I feel kinship with my Baha'i brothers and sisters.
In my respect and reverence for Nature that sustains us,
I feel kinship with my Native American brothers and sisters.
In feeling that these and more are all paths to the same Divinity,
I feel kinship with my Hindu brothers and sisters.
In my love and laughter, joy and pain,
I feel kinship with all my fellow humans.
In my need for nourishment and instinct to live on,
I feel kinship with all beings on the planet.
In my spiritual ecstasy with this wondrous world,
I feel kinship with the Cosmic Whole.
Zoroastrian universal reflection – v. v. raman – Cape of Good Hope – 1999
Temenos Community was conceived, created and is maintained by Temenos Church, a member of the Swedenborgian Churches of North American. The Swedenborgian sensibility of open and accepting spirituality honors and embraces nature and mysticism.
You are invited to enjoy this beautiful, sacred space. Temenos Community sits on 56 wooded acres in Chester County, Pa. It is intentionally set apart as a living sanctuary for all who desire to rest, renew, and rejuvenate. We are made up of residents and non-residents of diverse origins and backgrounds. We agree that the Sacred Land here nourishes and requires nurturing. We are all caretakers and we are all being taken care of in this natural sanctuary. We welcome communities and individuals seeking time away to nurture new ways of being, dreams and visions.
Come walk the trails or come visit and learn more. Yours may be set up through our office: 610-696-8145. The office is open 9:00 to 3:00 during weekdays.
See our Events page for upcoming events, plus new and recent programs
• Crystal Bowl Healing Sound Meditation
• Flower Essence Workshop
• Gentle Yoga
• Yoga Nidra
• Drumming for Equinox
• Gestalt Weekend Retreat
• Angel Meditation
• Nature Awareness Class