Program Details

Shambhala Day

February 10 / 2:00 PM - February 11 / 4:00 PM

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 on online broadcast which includes centres and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

Palm Beach Shambhala will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Water Snake on Sunday, February 10th and Monday, February 11th.  Everyone is welcome to all events.

Sunday February 10th

2 - 4 pm     Meditation:  practice and vision

Last September, the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, publicly introduced his Treatise on Enlightened Society and launched what he called a "cascading lung" (oral reading transmission of this text) that enables the treatise to be shared person-to-person, within and beyond the Shambhala community.  Today Shastri Ferrigan will discuss the treatise within the meditation practice portion of our program.

4 - 6 pm     Community Feast.

Join the celebration as we eat, drink and make merry together.

6 - 7 pm     The Year in Review: 2012

A video report from Shambhala International


Monday  February 11

Cheerful New Year!

Noon - 4 pm    

Palm Beach Shambhala joins Shambhala International via a live video hook up for the global roll-call, reports, and addresses from President Reoch and the Sakyong


Location:  Palm Beach Shambhala Meditation Group, 1660 Southern Blvd., Suites D & E, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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