Shambhala Day Celebration (Buddhist New Year)

March 4th

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    Shambhala Day

    Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9am – 1pm

    Whether you are new to Shambhala or you’re an old friend come help us celebrate 

    and welcome in the Tibetan New Year!  

    Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conversation, culture and decorum. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through a broadcast that includes centers and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

    Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year’s celebration of Losar, the day is calculated astrologically according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, and changes every year to coincide with the annual lunar cycles.  This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala in order to help support the activities of our worldwide mandala. 

    Tentative Schedule:

    9:00 Opening Chants and Shambhala Sadhana

    10:00 Activities for Children & Families in the Community Area

    10:15 Shambhala Center Celebration
              New members & Volunteer Recognition
              Officer Oaths

    10:45 Lhasang with Children Parade

    11:00 Video Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

    12:00 Potluck Lunch