Program Details

Shambhala Day

February 11 / 12:00 AM - February 11 / 12:00 AM

Please join us to celebrate Shambhala Day and welcome in the new year! Included in the many activites throughout the day is the traditional sangha-wide address by His Majesty, The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche.

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. Accordingly, Centers and Groups are encouraged to plan activities throughout the week following Shambhala Day. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through an onlinehook-up, which includes centres and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

Shambhala Day Schedule

8:30am Outdoor Lhasang

9: 00am Practice: Elixer of Life Sadhana

10:00 am Opening the Festive Mandala

            Bring lhasang throughout house and Karme Choling property

            Divide up into teams for Lhasangs in different places at KCL

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Gathering for The Address

1:00 pm The Sakyong’s address

$15 Suggested Donation

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