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Shambhala Day
Water Dragon Year

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Time: 6:30am - 3:00pm (schedule below)
Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington DC
Suggested Donation: $5 for brunch

Festive Gathering: Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm

      tigerShambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. It is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance, and pomp. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will give his annual address to the worldwide Shambhala Community via the Internet — the global gathering will include centers and groups from 5 continents and over 25 countries around the world. Please join us for all or part of this festive Shambhala Day!

Shambhala Day Schedule

6:30 am
Kalapa Dawn (Werma practice and toast - Authorized practitioners only)

8:15 am
First Shot

9:00 am Opening chants and Sadhana of Mahamudra

10:15 am
Community Gathering and socializing

11:00 am
Potluck brunch - dessert and beverage provided; please bring a main or side dish to share

12:15 pm
Elixir of Life

1:00 pm
Sakyong's address

2:00 pm
Blessing/presentation of practice books/Anthem/
I Ching Reading/Year in Review video

Festive Gathering
Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm

We are planning an evening social gathering at the Center for the Saturday following Shambhala Day. The evening will feature a dessert buffet, music, toasts, and much good cheer!

For more information or to volunteer to help, contact


Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.
3520 Connecticut Ave NW  |  Washington, DC 20008  |  202.787.1526

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