The Moon (Soma, Chandra, Luna) is of special significance in Buddhism. It is the "lunar observance" (uposatha) eight-precept day.
In honor of this we will explore its mysteries first hand with a guided meditation involving "remote viewing."
Chinatown Los Angeles is also celebrating this day and night of Sino-Buddhist festivities.
We will launch from above the tree tops of our giant redwoods at Cape Neighborhood Church (Launch Pad Room 23) next to the meditation garden above the labyrinth.
What better way to enter fall than observing the autumnal equinox heralded by the Harvest Moon? This will be followed by discussion, Zen kinhin ("mindful walking)," and vegan refreshments.
In honor of LA's first annual Indigenous People's Day (Oct. 9th, 2017), which recently dethroned Columbus Day in LA, we will also touch base with local Native American Kizh (Tongva) tradition.
What will we find on Soma's celestial lunar surface?