Step into the heart of winter’s magic with Thomas Droge, a guide who intertwines the wisdom of ancient traditions with modern insight. Revel in an evening filled with the essence of tea, the joy of laughter, the expansion of the heart, and a celestial journey alongside the stars of the Big Dipper.
This timeless tradition invites us to embrace the quiet whispers of winter’s stillness and the nurturing warmth of community. Thomas has annually shared this enriching experience with those eager to broaden their perceptions and touch the infinite—all amidst the camaraderie of tea with both lifelong friends and newfound companions.
Opening Ceremony: Indulge in the robust flavors of High Mountain Puh-er tea as we initiate our gathering.
Solstice Insights: Engage with Thomas as he illuminates the solstice’s significance and demonstrates how it can enhance practices such as Meditation and QI Gong for cultivation.
Single Word Meditation: Discover the profound simplicity of setting your foundational intent for the year through a practice that connects you with your inner wisdom.
Star Stepping – Walking the Big Dipper: Immerse yourself in a rich Daoist tradition passed down by Zhong XIan Wu. This moving meditation fosters a bridge from our consciousness to the expanse of the stars.
Closing Ceremony: Conclude our shared journey with a ritual that honors the experiences of the night and seals our collective intent, intertwining with the Winter Solstice art installation crafted by the talented Boulder-based artist, designer, and jewelry maker, Karen Okada. Leave with a sense of completion and renewal as we step forward into the year.
This will be a donation-based ticket at the following prices: Starlight Donor: $5, Constellation Donor: $25, Luminary Donor: $50, Celestial Donor: $100