Sun, 31 Dec|
A QUIET PRACTICE on NYE 2023
A quiet practice to end the year of 2023. A moment to pause and invite sense of groundedness and appreciation of what 2023 has brought to us, before the new year begins.
Time & Location
31 Dec 2023, 8:00 am – 9:00 am AEDT
About The Event
I want to bring in some grounding aspects of the practice before the temple bells(joya no Kane)* ring across this year and the new year. This is a Japanese tradition way of ending the year.
Grounding practices will involve meditation, breath work and simple movements. Feel free to sit on a chair or on the ground with a cushion underneath your hips. Any level of practitioner including a beginner can join if you are seeking a moment to pause and grounding before the year ends.
Another ritual we can start now is to prepare for the new year by doing a big clean up. This is to remove the filth and cleanse the space from the whole year to welcome the new year's god (toshigami) and to be blessed by the god. This is a shinto tradition. Let's get cleaning!
*In Japanese buddhist tradition, it is said that the 108 tolls of the bell symbolize the casting away of 108 earthly desires, bonnou, and each bell sound erases one of your 108 bonnou so that you can start the New Year feeling refreshed.