Shambhala Day!

February 5th—February 9th

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    Room: First Floor Shrineroom


    Traditional Shambhala Day practices and ceremonies: Tuesday, February 5; 8:00am-2:00pm.

    Social Gathering and Potluck Dinner: Saturday, February 9, 6:00pm -?? Bring a dish to share (something "al Italiano" perhaps? ) Beverages will be provided.

    Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin the Year of the Earth Boar. All are warmly welcome. Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year and represents one of the most important cultural traditions in Shambhala. The day is calculated astrologically according to the Tibetan lunar calendar and changes every year to coincide with the annual lunar cycle.

    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. Community lunches will follow the morning celebration.

    Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 5 and plan to join us for the celebration -- here's the schedule for the events of the day:

     8:00 am Sunrise ceremony: 108 gongs and lhasang blessing

     9:00 am Elixir of Life Practice

    10:00 am Sadhana of Kindness, Sue Firer (Windhorse Retreat Center) retirement ceremony, community gathering, and brunch

    12:00 pm Shambhala International Webcast