Herman Kumara Workshop: An Open to the Sky Event
Herman will share stories of growing up in war-torn Sri Lanka, as well as his current efforts to build community in light of neo-liberal capitalism and religious fundamentalism that is pulling communities apart. This workshop is made possible by the International Peacemaker Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here.
All of the programs of Open to the Sky are offered without charge; however, there are (of course) costs associated with the construction and maintenance of this project. If you can help support Open to the Sky with a donation of any size, please click here.
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