Program Details

Shambhala Day

February 11 / 6:00 PM - 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.  It is also traditional to welcome new members with a ceremony and acknowledge any changes in Center Council roles.


6:00 pm— Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Followed by:

-Ceremony to welcome new Center members and Center leaders
-Year of accomplishments in review
-Throwing of the I Ching and vision for the coming year
-Reception to celebrate

This was an amazing year of growth and fruition for our Center and we hope you can join us to celebrate.  If you are a new member of the Center - or if you joined long ago but were not able to take part in the membership vow ceremony to receive a pin - please join us on Shambhala Day.

If you would like to become a member, please contact the Center at

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.

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