Program Details

SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE EVENT TO CELEBRATE SHAMBHALA DAY


with Samten Kobelt
February 12 / 6:30 PM - February 12 / 8:30 PM

SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE EVENT TO CELEBRATE SHAMBHALA DAY


Meditation in the year of the Water Snake




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.


We are hoping to screen the address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the worldwide Shambhala community. 


In order to begin a meditation practice or refresh our inspiration and intention, this moment is the right time of the year.  We are delighted to have Shastri Samten Kobelt visiting Wellington and he will throw the I-Ching for a guiding image for the year.  This is also a time to come together to celebrate and mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year. 


February 12:  6.30pm to 8.30pm followed by short celebration


Price $10


Shastri Samten Kobelt grew up in Switzerland where he met with the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa in 1984.  He has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1991 and he is now a senior Shambhala teacher.  Samten is also a qigong instructor trained by Taoist lineage holder, Eva Wong and has explored the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and various body/mind disciplines throughout his life.  Today he lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado. 



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