Shambhala Day 2018 - Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th—February 17th (2018)

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    Friday, February 16 beginning at 7:30am through mid-morning

    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.

    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 on Shambhala Day through an onlinehook-up, which includes centers and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

    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.

    Plan to make a day of it or come for as much as you can. Here’s the sequence of events:

    • 108 gongs
    • Elixer of life sadana
    • Oaths Ceremony and Awards
    • Fundraising appeal
    • Pot Luck brunch/social - Please email Taylor at [email protected] or 414.225.9622 with questions. Ham and hard boiled eggs will be provided. It's suggested that you provide a dish based on your last name, beginning with;  A - F main dishes, G - L side dishes, M - R sweets and S - Z beverages.


    Saturday, February 17, beginning at 4:00pm — Shambhala Day party with potluck food, drink and festivity

    • 4pm children and families time in the main shrine room
    • 5pm community lhasang
    • 5:15pm cocktail hour and address by the Sakyong - a fundraiser auction will follow the Sakyong's address/movie and pizza in the upstairs meditation hall for Children and Families group. 
    • 6:30pm potluck dinner - Please bring bring whatever you would like to share. RSVP [email protected] with your selection.