Shambhala Day Celebration (Buddhist New Year)
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.
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
10:45 Lhasang with Children Parade
11:00 Video Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
12:00 Potluck Lunch