Burning Bowl Ceremony Starts the Cycle Anew

At Interfaith CommUNITY Spiritual Center, December provides a mix of winter holiday traditions, including Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Advent, Kwanza and others. December 31, the final Sunday of the year, will feature a traditional Burning Bowl service at 10:30 a.m. Uplifting music and inspiring words, plus the positive energy of kirtan call-and-response chanting, led by Prem Vidu and The Band of Now, help people become aligned to their inner wisdom and take an honest look at the year that is passing.

After a time of meditation, a blank form is provided that says, “I say goodbye to the following with gratitude for life experience and lessons learned. I accept that these things no longer serve me. I release and I let go!” People complete their list, and then toss it into the flames of the burning bowl, watching their painful, sad or challenging experiences literally go up in smoke before their eyes.

This simple, yet powerful clearing process can lead to a sense of joyful liberation and an eager anticipation of the next 365-day journey around the sun.

Location: Paragon Business Center, 952 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. 102, Mesa. For more information, call 480-593-8798 or visit Interfaith-Community.org.

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