As I explained in my post on Nowruz, the Persians/Iranians celebrate their New Year (held on March 20, the first day of Spring) for a full dozen days. On the 13th day, they conclude with a holiday called Sizdah Bedar. Also known as Nature’s Day, Sizdah Bedar literally means Thirteen Outdoor. It is supposed to … More Happy Sizdah Bedar!
It’s still only halfway through, but my Earth Day experience is including techniques old and new. How about yours? I started this morning at 7:00 AM by participating in a Global Coherence Meditation Session sponsored by HearthMath through their Global Coherence App on my iPhone. Next I took a good old-fashioned meditation walk (it is … More Celebrating Earth Day with a Digital Despacho
I wanted to recognize the summer solstice with some special foods and an intention-setting ceremony for the season, but I had a commitment on the evening of the Solstice itself. Then I discovered that the Smithsonian Museums were celebrating “Solstice Saturday” with lots of special activities and many of the museums staying open until midnight. … More Happy Solstice Saturday!
Shanah Tovah! Tonight at sunset is the first night of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. That means it is also the start of the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is a celebration, featuring prayer, family gatherings, and special foods, such as apples dipped in honey to ensure the coming … More 10 Questions for a New Year of Possibility
Happy Spring! Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the first time in the year that we had equal amounts of daytime and nighttime (at least at the equator). Now we will have a few more minutes of light every day until we reach our peak at the Summer Solstice in June (which represents the end of spring … More Welcoming Spring