Saturday, December 20, 2008

winter solstice 2008

winter solstice sunset at Sun Farm

the winter solstice (from latin sol stitium, sun stand)
is the moment when the sun in its apparent path
reaches its southermost point in the northern sky
before reversing its course
in the northern hemisphere the winter solstice brings
the shortest day and the longest night
sunday december 21

celebrate the solstice sunset with a meditation on peace
followed by an eye-open meditation
gazing at the setting of the sun in the transition from light to darkness
in the longest night of the year