Shambhala Day: Year of the Earth Dog

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 16th

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. 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 gives a live address to the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day, which includes centres and groups from six continents and more than thirty countries around the world.

    In addition to the live address, there will be community practice of the Elixir of Life Sadhana, catered lunch, and other community activities. 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 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and our worldwide mandala.

    Join us as we welcome in the Year of the Earth Dog, with its qualities of integrity, joy, and generosity!

    Schedule (times are tentative)
    8:00 AM arrival, tea and light breakfast
    8:30 Lhasang and practice of "The Elixir of Life"
    9:30 Fundraising
    10:00 Live Address from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
    11:00 State of the Center update and Membership Oaths
    12:00 PM Catered Lunch
    2:00 Walk to Wilcat Peak for I Ching throw (meet at Inspiration Point Parking Lot)