Shambhala Day: Year of the Fire Monkey
with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
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. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community through an onlinehook-up, which includes centres and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.
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 Berkeley Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation order to help support the activities of our center and the worldwide mandala.
Schedule (actual times could be different)
07:30 - 08:00: Arrival, tea and coffee, light breakfast
08:00 - 09:45: Opening Chants, Lhasang, Shambhala Sadhana
09:45 - 11:30: Videos from Shambhala International and address by video stream from Sakyong Mipham
11:30 - 12:00: Local Center activities (oaths, state of center, fundraising)
12:00 - 13:00: Catered Lunch in community room
13:00 - 14:00: Cleaning
14:30: Meet at Inspriation Point parking lot for throwing of I-Ching with Bob Pressnall and Charlene Leung