Program Details

Shambhala Day - Year of the Water Snake


February 11 / 9:00 AM - February 11 / 9:00 PM

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of a New Year, and represents one of our most important traditions. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will address the worldwide Shambhala community via an online address in the morning. In the afternoon we are encouraged to gather with friends and fellow warriors to celebrate the New Year with neighborhood brunches and conversation. In the evening, everyone is invited back to the Shambhala Center to practice and feast together with the Sadhana of Mahamudra.


SHAMBHALA DAY SCHEDULE


9:00 am— Light Breakfast, Tea & Coffee


9:30 am–Noon:


-Birthday Sadhana
-Local Address from Center Director Ulrike Halpern
-New Acharya Oaths for Dan Hessey and Susan Skjei
-Sakyong's Shambhala Day Address


1:00 pm— Community Brunches (various locations)


6:oo pm— Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast- $10; no registration required


There will also be other activities throughout the week following Shambhala Day:


Friday February 15, 6:00 pm           Kalapa Werma Feast (register on the Programs page)


Saturday February 16, 10:00 am    New Year’s Lhasang at Chautauqua Park


Shambhala Day is based on the traditional Tibetan New Year celebration of Losar. The date changes every year, as it is calculated astrologically according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.


The New Year is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance, pomp and ceremony. This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala International in order to help support the activities of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and our worldwide mandala.


Click here for more information.


SHAMBHALA DAY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE!


We are seeking a variety of volunteers to create an uplifted environment for our Shambhala Day celebrations. Please click the links below to sign up. Thank you!


Friday, February 8
1:00–5:00 pm


Sparkle & Shine Team
1 Coordinator & 12–15 Volunteers


Cleaning the whole Center, including straightening the maintenance room.


Sign up:  http://bouldershambhalacenter.pleasebringit.com/public/WxJ2Ve$ZniI


Sunday, February 10
1:00 pm


Main Shrine Room Set-Up
5 Volunteers


Shambhala Center General Set-Up & Final Tidy-Up
10 Volunteers


Sign up: http://bouldershambhalacenter.pleasebringit.com/public/0YihCgizN+c



SHAMBHALA DAY: Monday, February 11


Coffee, Tea & Light Breakfast Set-Up- Kitchen/Community Room
7:30–9:45 am
1 Coordinator & 4 Volunteers


Greeters- Main Entrance
8:00–9:30 am
1 Coordinator & 3 Volunteers


Ushers- Main Shrine Room
8:00–9:30 am
1 Coordinator & 3 Volunteers


Family Room Hosts- Shambhala Training Hall
8:00 am– Noon
1 Coordinator & 2 Volunteers (preferably childcare team members)


Audio/Visual Assistance
8:00 am– Noon
2 Experienced AV Volunteers


Sign up: http://bouldershambhalacenter.pleasebringit.com/public/zdd4aMwRPhQ


Morning Clean Up/Evening Set-Up
Noon (or after the conclusion of the morning celebration)
4 Coordinators & 12–15 Volunteers


Clean up the kitchen, community room, Main Shrine Room, Shambhala Training Hall, and tidy up the Center overall. Set up for the Sadhana of Mahamudra gathering in the evening.


Sign up: http://bouldershambhalacenter.pleasebringit.com/public/E$vtPE$YE6c

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