Program Details

Shambhala Day Celebrations

February 11 / 7:00 PM - February 11 / 9:00 PM

Shambhala Day marks the start of the Tibetan New Year.  To mark this auspicious day, the beginning of the Year of the Female Water Snake, our usual Monday night meditation will be replaced by a celebration.  The Female Water Snake is known for her power of vision and transformation, and for her beautiful jewel eyes of wisdom. 


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.   TThe evening's festivities will include:

  • Sitting meditation

  • Listening to the Sakyong’s New Year's address to the International Shambhala community

  • Oaths to welcome new Center members and people taking on new roles at the Center, as well as an oath marking the retirement of Ann Davidge as our fearless Center Director for the past 4 years.

  • A reception with fund-raising and offerings – from the you, the sangha – of poetry, dance, song, or whatever you are inspired to share.  Offerings of finger food for the reception also would be greatly appreciated.


Please note:  All Shambhala Day festivities will occur on Mon. Feb. 11 (none will occur on Sat. Feb. 16).
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