In the darkest days of the year, the earth turns through the heavens to a pivotal moment: Winter Solstice. The Solstice brings a powerful vortex of dark, cold, and reflection, with just a hint of light that glows on the horizon of our dreams.
Come celebrate the magical moment when winter turns toward light. Come for community, poetry, participatory ceremony, and simple circle dances, supported by the mesmerizing music of Sean Frenette. Click here for a youtube of Sean playing his 3-string guitar. Integrating classical technique, immersion in raga and other musical traditions, and fluency in contemporary western forms, Sean's musical offerings range from lyrical, moving, and brilliant to playful and danceable.
In our candlelighting ceremony, all that we long to leave behind will turn into rich compost to nurture the seeds of beauty and hope we plant for the seasons ahead.
$15-$25 suggested donation, at the door with cash, check, or card, or in advance.* All are welcome. Donations benefit our programs to cultivate resilient hearts and spacious spirits. Kids who are comfortable with reflection and contemplative spaces are welcome with an adult. Children under 10: free, or youth 11-17: $5.
*Pay in advance on our Donate page and note "Solstice." You will be on a list at the door. Or pay at the door. Modest funds are not a barrier. Everyone is welcome.
Our next Brown Bag Day is Friday, November 10. Everyone needs to eat, right? Everyone. No questions, no judgement – just food. Come lend a hand on Brown Bag Day. We make 100-150 nourishing lunches so anyone we meet who's hungry has a good meal that day. Simple.
Sunday Potluck, Sept. 24
Being Here Now, Awake in this World
6:00-8:30 pm. Bring a veg/vegan dish and a bright open heart to share.
A one-day workshop with Buddhist scholar, global activist, and author Joanna Macy.
Pre Eclipse Summer Potluck at Mount Tabor EAST Picnic Area, facing Mount Hood. Enter the Park from SE Belmont or Yamhill & 69th and go left on SE East Tabor Drive. Look for our signs and prayer flags to the left. Bring a veg/vegan dish to share, and a friend. Musical instruments and leashed four-legged buddies are welcome, too!
Our annual Interdependence Picnic Celebration is July 4, 5:30-8:00 pm, at Laurelhurst Park, Picnic Area B. Bring a veg/vegan dish to share, your own plate & flatware and join us! (Click for details.)
A community potluck to connect with friends and new folks over great potluck meal. After supper we'll reflect on the painful events that have rattled our hearts and our city in recent weeks. Please bring a veg/vegan dish to share and join us. All are welcome.
Join us for a veg/vegan 2nd Sunday Potluck. The food is great, folks are friendly, conversations are thoughtful and lively, and it's a great chance to connect. Bring a dish or beverage to share and join us.
Our book group meets right on Ram Dass’s birthday, April 6. Come celebrate, talk about all our favorite books, articles, lectures and stories and have birthday cake!
Joanna Macy. August 26 in Portland. Save the date! Details and Registration will be posted on June 1.
Racial Ecology: Creativity, Curiosity, and Community. Join us for a veg/vegan 2nd Sunday Potluck! The food is wonderful, folks are friendly, the conversations are thoughtful and lively, and it's a great chance to connect. Bring a veg or vegan dish or beverage and join us.
2nd Sunday Potluck at 6:00 pm, followed by the film "13th" at 7:00. All are welcome. By donation. Click above for more info about this program.
Everyone needs to eat, right? Everyone. No questions, no judgement – just food.
Come lend a hand on Brown Bag Day. We make 100-150 nourishing lunches (with hot homemade soup in cold weather) so that anyone we meet who is hungry has a good meal that day. Simple.