Friday 16 February 2018 (10:30 -12:00)
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. We'll begin this morning's session with a community blessing ceremony, followed by a meditation and contemplation practice called the Elixir of Life Sadhana.
Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp! This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make donations to Shambhala International in order to help support the activities of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and our worldwide mandala. Donations can be made in cash at the event Saturday, or online (http://shambhala.org/giving) at any time before or after.
No registration or fee is required to join.