Shambhala Day Evening Celebration
February 11 / 6:45 PM - February 11 / 8:45 PM
Come join us to celebrate Shambhala Day with hors d'oerduerves and the Sadana of Mahamudra practice. Please bring a drink to share or something to eat, this is not a dinner.
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.
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. Accordingly, Centers and Groups are encouraged to plan activities throughout the week following Shambhala Day. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through an onlinehook-up, which includes centres and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Shambhala Day. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajrayana practitioners. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, offered this text to everyone because he saw great urgency in the need for the practice.The Sadhana of Mahamudra lasts about an hour, and involves both chanting and silent meditation. Texts are provided at the Center.