Thanksgiving entry

Thanksgiving Ceremony via Zoom

Sunday, November 14, 2021 |    9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. via Zoom Place: Vermont Zen Center | 480 Thomas Rd | Shelburne, VT

A Ceremony of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday, November 14.Family members of all ages are welcome to attend via Zoom this special ceremony of gratitude which will be in both English and Spanish.

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. Food offerings will be made by those in attendance, others are encouraged to donate to their local food bank. All the other aspects of the ceremony will be as usual though the statements of gratitude will be in slightly different form.

This year we may not be able to read all the statements of gratitude, though we will read as many as we can. Please enter your statement on this page. They will be printed (unsigned) and placed in a bowl on the altar. It is not necessary to send your words to Roshi as you can enter them directly in the comment box.

We hope to see many people on this special day of thanks. Members and their family are welcome. You do not need to be a member of the Center to attend.