Shambhala Day: Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    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.

    The Year of the Earth Boar welcomes qualities of peacefullness, loyalty, honesty, and sincerity. Shambhala Day is a time when we will gather together to to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage and celebrate the beginning of a new year as a global community.

    Our annual holidays mark the rhythm of our shared experience and culture and provide the opportunity for us to join together. Shambhala Day is particularly associated with reflecting upon the year that has passed and setting our intentions for the future.

    This is also the time when members of the Berkeley Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation in order to help support the activities of our center and the worldwide mandala.

    Shambhala Day Schedule

    9 amSitting & Meditation Practice
    10 amShambhala International Address,
    including White Tara practice &
    11:30 amWelcoming new members
    12 noonVolunteer recognition
    12:10 pm

    Community update

    12:30 pm

    Potluck lunch


    Children are welcome to attend, and parents will be responsible for caring for their own children.

    Volunteers Are Needed!
    Please contact JoshuaRaen if you can volunteer to help with any aspect of Shambhala Day.

    JoshuaRaen: manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org

    $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of the online presentaion and practice books.
    Shambhala Day includes a time for making a donation to the center and worldwide community.