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  • 06:00pm - 09:00pm  A Very Vinyl Christmas: A Collection of the Finest Holiday Vinyl by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Arts
  • 06:00pm - 07:00pm  Hospice of Santa County Drop In Grief Support by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Groups
  • 06:00pm - 08:00pm  Sipping for Simcha by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Food & Drink
  • 07:00pm - 09:00pm  Magic Box Radio Talk Show by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Arts
  • 07:00pm - 05:00pm  West Coast Swing level 1 by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Classes
  • 07:30pm - 09:30pm  Winter Dance Concert by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Music
  • 07:00am - 12:30pm  Medicine Buddha Retreat by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Spiritual
  • 09:00am - 12:00pm  Affordable Health Screenings by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Health
  • 09:30am  Berry Creek Falls Hike by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Outdoors
  • 10:00am - 11:15am  Sunday Church Gathering by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Spiritual
  • 10:00am - 11:30am  Svaroopa® Yoga Classes Blissful Basics by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Classes
  • 10:00am - 01:00pm  Ultimate Frisbee PickUp games by Roseann Hernandez  ::  Outdoors
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm  Relationship Support by   ::  Groups
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm  Luck of the Draw by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Arts
  • 11:00am - 03:00pm  Wilder Ranch Living History Ranch Tours by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Outdoors
  • 12:00pm - 04:00pm  Workshop: Bread Making by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Classes
  • 01:00pm - 03:00pm  Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Arts
  • 02:00pm - 04:00pm  Health and Wellness Day by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Health
  • 02:00pm - 03:30pm  Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Outdoors
  • 03:00pm - 04:30pm  Cabrillo Women's Chorus and Soquel High Concert Choir by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Music
  • 03:00pm - 05:00pm  Cabrillo Women's Chorus presents Songs of Winter by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Music
  • 03:00pm - 05:30pm  Teen Cooking Class: Holiday Cookie Exchange by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Food & Drink
  • 04:00pm - 07:00pm  People Power Annual Fundraiser by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Arts
  • 05:15pm - 06:15pm  Salsa Rueda by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Classes
  • 05:30pm - 06:30pm  Christmas Tour of Churches by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Spiritual
  • 06:00pm - 07:00pm  Young Adult Book Club: Abarat by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Groups
  • 07:00pm - 09:00pm  Cantiamo! Concert For a Winter's Eve by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Music
  • 07:00pm - 09:00pm  Satsang With Mokhananda by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Spiritual
  • 07:00pm - 08:30pm  Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ::  Groups

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Wesak (Water) Taurus Solar Festival, Buddha Blesses the Earth

A most important celebration occurs Sunday, May 3—the Wesak Taurus Buddha Solar Festival/full moon. At the moment of the full moon the Buddha’s presence enters the Earth plane for eight minutes. He brings the Will-to-Good from the Father, which, when reaching humanity becomes goodwill (Mother Principle). Held yearly in a valley hidden deep within the Himalayas, the Wesak festival is prepared for for months in advance (beginning at Winter Solstice). On festival day, amidst pilgrims, disciples and Holy Ones gathered in the valley, the Buddha is invoked through movement, symbols and mantrams. At the moment of the full moon, hearing the words, “We are ready, Buddha, come,” the Lord of Illumination (brother of the Christ) appears in the clouds above the altar to emanate forth the will and purpose of God to earth. The blessing of the father is then held in safekeeping for distribution at the June full moon Goodwill Festival. The day of Wesak (May 3, 8:42 p.m. West Coast) all disciples (east and west) place crystal vessels filled with pure water outside (in gardens, on rooftops, porches and steps) under the heavens. As the Buddha blesses the world, all waters, including waters within our bodies, are blessed. The Buddha is accompanied by the Forces of Enlightenment to illuminate humanity’s minds. Humanity then begins to express new constructive, productive and beneficial ways of the Art of Livingness. Wesak covers five days—two days (before) of dedicated preparation, the actual festival “Day of Safeguarding,” and two days (after) distributing goodwill (the NGWS to humanity). Join us in the Valley by reciting the Great Invocation, mantra of direction for humanity.

 

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