Thanksgiving entry

Thanksgiving Ceremony

Sunday, November 19, 2017   |    9:00 am – 11:00 a.m. Place: Vermont Zen Center | 480 Thomas Rd | Shelburne, VT

A Ceremony of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m., after an hour-long informal sitting. Family members of all ages are welcome to attend this special ceremony of gratitude. Everyone is invited to attend the sitting, too, if they wish. Non-sitters could also wait in the living room or come at 10 a.m. The sitting begins at the usual time of 9:00 a.m. There will be no dokusan.

During our annual Thanksgiving ceremony, we make food offerings, read words of gratitude, chant, offer incense, circumambulate, and end with a special gatha of gratitude.

Afterwards, please join us for pie, cider, and bagels.

Remember to bring a packaged vegetarian food offering for the emergency food shelf. This will be presented at the altar as part of the ceremony.