Shambhala Day

February 27th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. It is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance, and pomp. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will give his annual address to the worldwide Shambhala Community via the Internet — the global gathering will include centers and groups from 5 continents and over 25 countries around the world.  Please join us for all or part of this festive Shambhala Day!


    Early Morning (6:30-9am)
    6:30 am: Kalapa Dawn Werma Session
    8:15 am: First Kyudo Shot

    Morning (9am-2pm)
    9:00 am: The Elixir of Life: A Birthday Sadhana (for the New Year)
    9:45 am: Shambhala Sadhana
    11:15 am: Potluck Brunch (sign up here!)
    12:00 pm: Update from the Center Director
    1:00 pm: Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

    Afternoon Break (2-5pm)

    Afternoon Practice (5-6pm)
    5:00 pm: Sadhana of Mahamudra

    Evening (6-9pm)
    6:00 pm: Replay address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
    7:00 pm: Community Gathering

    • New Member Welcome
    • Shambhala Service Awards Ceremony
    • Acknowledge Transitioning Staff
    • Distribute Practice Books for Year of the Fire Bird
    • I Ching Reading

    8:00 pm: Potluck and Celebration (sign up for the potluck here!)