Program Details

2013 Shambhala Day: Year of the Water Snake


February 11 / 5:30 PM - February 11 / 1:00 PM

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year ... or "Losar" in Tibetan. Come celebrate the Year of the Water Snake!


This is a time for our community to greet the New Year and to enjoy each other’s company. The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche will give his Shambhala Day address live from Halifax at 11:00am, which will be shown as part of the morning events. SMCD also has some very special events planned during the evening - including the Sakyong's address (recorded from earlier in the day), several ceremonies including welcoming New Members, Oaths for the retiring Acting Director Team and the Installation oath for SMCD's next Executive Director. We also will have special Children's Activities.


Everyone is welcome for this festive day - especially families and children during our evening gathering!


If you only plan to attend only the morning events, there is no need to register.


For those planning to attend the evening events ... "yes," please register below so we can order enough food and set up the space well. For families with children, please include name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren) in the "comment" field when registering - thank you!


Shambhala Day Events at SMCD (DRAFT-subject to change)


Morning:


















 9:00am



Opening Chants, Sitting, the Elixir of Life Sadhana



 11:00am



LIVE showing of the Sakyong's Shambhala Day Address



 Noon



Lunch at a local restaurant with those who wish to go...



Evening:


































 5:30pm



Light Supper and Beverages (provided by SMCD)



 6:30pm



Opening Chants and Sitting, Musical Offering, Children's Activities



 6:55pm



Sakyong's Recorded Shambhala Day Address
Year in Review Film



 7:45pm



Message from SMCD's Chagdzö (Bursar)



 7:50pm



Break



 8:00pm



Ceremonies and Closing Chants



 8:30pm (approx.)


Celebration with Dessert and Toasts
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