Equinox Celebration: Service, Ceremony, and Fire!


Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

Join us in our bi-annual celebration of the Fall Equinox, along with special guests and teachers. Read below for a description of the various family-friendly activities that will take place throughout the day. Come for one or all of our festivities!  

The day will begin with mindful service--a long time tradition of The Ojai Foundation--from 10am-1pm. Click here for more information on how to prepare and what to expect.

Later in the day we will welcome Rutury, medicine person from the Huichol tribe in the Sierra Mountains of Mexico, guardian of the Wixarika traditions and ceremonies, and co-founder of Indios Huichol. Rutury will guide us in an indigenous ceremony specifically to honor the Autumn Equinox and bring healing to those who believe they may benefit from the methods that have been passed down to him.

Following our Equinox ceremony, we'll come together for a potluck supper. Bring a yummy vegetarian dish to share! Refrigerator space will be provided for those who come early.

After you enjoy some dinner, head over to the deep kiva for a fire ceremony led by longtime TOF friends, Lola Rae Long and Shai Arbedilchi. Kindling the flame under the stars is the perfect symbolism for honoring the balance of light and dark. This ceremony will be an opportunity for you and your family to practice the art of letting go--surrendering to death in order to embrace rebirth. Please take some time in the days before to set your intention for this fire ceremony, to meditate on what old patterns you would like to release in order to make room for the new.

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10am-1pm Service Day

5-7pm Autumn Equinox Ceremony with Rutury

7-8pm Potluck Dinner

8-9:30pm Fire Ceremony in the Deep Kiva


All activities are donation-based and donation-appreciated.


Your RSVP is so greatly appreciated by our staff. Please call 805-646-8343 or simply email contact@ojaifoundation.org.