Program Details

Shambhala Day

February 11 / 8:30 AM - February 11 / 8:00 PM

Suggested Donation: $10.00

The Philadelphia Shambhala cordially invites you to celebrate

The Year of the Water Snake

Shambhala 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. Each year, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community through a video hook-up that includes centers and groups from 5 continents and over 25 countries around the world.

Schedule of the day:

8:30 - 915 am -  Continental Breakfast featuring croisants and fruits
9:15 - 1000 am -  Opening Chants and Elixir of Life Sadhana
10:00 - 11:00 am -  Sadhana of Mahmudra
11:00 - 11:15 am -  Break

11:15 - 12:30 pm -  Celebration of Shambhala Warriors -honoring those who have worked to create Enlightened Society
-New Members Recognition and Welcome
-Community Blessing and receiving of Practice Books

12:30 - 1:30 pm -  International Roll Call and Sakyong’s Shambhala Day Address
1:30 - 2:00 pm -  International Fund Raising Event
2:00 - 3:45 pm -  Community Pot Luck Banquet - Please bring a main or side dish - The center will provide dessert and beverages.
3:45 pm -  Closing Ceremony


6:00 - 8:00 pm -  Movie - “Crazy Wisdom”
Discussion with VCTR senior students
Potluck Supper -  Coordinated by the Monday Night Sangha - “Shambhala in Story and Song”

For the evening event please contact:

Cori Grachek -
Adam Tecza -

Please register online for planning purposes:

Other questions: Matt: or Joann:,

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