Program Details

Shambhala Day Weekend Celebration

February 9 / 10:00 AM - February 11 / 2:30 PM

Shambhala Day, February 11th marks the beginning of the new year of the Water Snake and is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. The weekend before will be a time for us to express as a community the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, and elegance. Please join us for all or a part of the weekend celebration!

Saturday, February 9th - Nyinthun

10:00 AM Shamatha Practice
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30PM to 2:30PM ROTA (work rotation)
During this time, Nyinthun participants can clean, organize, vacuum, dust, organize, tidy, polish the center
2:30PM Shamatha Practice
5:00PM Mamo Chants

Sunday, February 10th - Shambhala Day Celebration!

10:00 AM Opening Chants Shamatha / Elixir of Life Sadhana followed by vows for new Dekyong 
12:00 PM  Community Potluck Feast with New Years toasts and singing.

     Monday, February 11th - Shambhala Day

12:30 PM Meditation

1:00 PM Sakyong's Address

2:00 PM Vows for new Chagdzo and Dekyong

     Saturday, February 23th (this event takes place at 636 Chase Road) 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Potluck Community Dinner Gathering with announcements about new center followed by the Sakyong's (recorded) Shambhala Day Address.
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