Program Details

Shambhala Day: Year of the Water Snake

February 11 / 9:30 AM - February 11 / 4:00 PM

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new year of the Water Snake and is 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.


9:30am Ourdoor Lhasang

Sadhana of Mahamudra followed by YiChing

11:30am Potluck bring a dish to share

12:30pm Elixir of Life

1:00pm The Address of the Sakyong

Year Review Movie

Shambhala International Fundraising: this is the moment of the year where we can express our gratitude for being part of the Shambhala Lineage and offer financial support to the heart of the mandala.

Oath for new and regular members of the Shambhala Center of Asheville, Oath Council members, Blessing line with practice books and members pins for new members.

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