Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Ox

February 12th

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    Room: Online

    The Year of the Iron Ox begins on Friday, February 12th, Shambhala Day (Losar in Tibetan).  We write today to share with you the many activities available for observance and celebration of the year end, and of the New Year.  In keeping with the current protocols for safety and health, all activities will be held online 

    Local – Milwaukee Community Celebration
    (coordinators, Steven and Leslie Shippee)
    When: Friday, February 12th, 9:00 AM
    Link: go to the Milwaukee Shambhala Centerwebsite.  If you would like to receive the chants and practices we will do together, please register.


    Schedule of activities beginning at 9:00am and ending no later than 11:50am:

    • 108 gongs (led by Executive Director, Kirk Ferguson)
    • Lhasang (led by Steven & Leslie Shippee)
    • Elixir of Life Sadhana (led by Shastri Deborah Zarate)
    • Governance council updates (Kirk Ferguson, Gary Reinke)
    • Socializing and games

    Important!  No text will be shared on screen during these events.  If you would like to receive the chants and practices we will do together, please register for the program on the Milwaukee Center web site so these can be emailed to you.


    Shambhala Day Live Broadcast
    When: Friday, February 12th , 12:00pm(Milwaukee local activities will end in time to allow those who wish to participate)

    The theme of the live broadcast is Celebrating Shambhala Culture and will have a particular focus on Shambhala contemplative arts and culture. Presenters will include Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Acharya Dan Hessey, and arts and culture features from Centres and Groups around the world.  

    Programming elements will include a lhasang, Kyudo shot, Ikebana demonstration, tea ceremony demonstration, calligraphy exhibition, and Miksang presentation. This will truly be a celebration of our rich Shambhala culture. 

    The official live broadcast will be on February 12 and will begin at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.  Cost is $25 per person.

    To participate in the live broadcast you can register here.