Shambhala Day -- Rescheduled!
February 16 / 5:00 PM - February 16 / 9:00 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.Hi Everyone,
The news from our landlord at the Marlin Center is not good in terms of Monday, February 11th. The area around the Center, including Mitchell Street and the lot we generally use to park, has not been plowed.
While this feels very strange, we are rescheduling our celebration of Shambhala Day to Saturday, 2/16/13.
Regular Monday night sitting practice is also cancelled.
We are switching to a potluck, so please plan on bringing something delicious. As soon as folks RSVP by either registering on the website or e-mailing me back, I'll be able to let y'all know the size of the crowd you'll be preparing for (hint, hint). Otherwise, the events will be similar to those originally planned: we'll start with the Sadhana of Mahamudra at 5:15 pm, proceed with the potluck and then listen to the Sakyong's address back in the Shrine Room.
Please plan to arrive by 5pm, and bring your food in as prepared a state as possible. The Center will provide soft drinks, serving utensils, etc. Your contribution for the evening is suggested at $15.
In the meantime, please celebrate at home with some form of practice, an uplifted dinner and a reading from the Sakyong or Vidyadhara. You could also check the shambhala.org website to see if the Sakyong's address is available; not sure when that will happen.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Hope everyone is safe and warm, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Cheerful Shambhala Day!
Please e-mail back or call me with questions as to the schedule, cost, anything else - 203-901-9010.
Yours in the Shambhala Dharma,