Program Details

Shambhala Day

March 2 / 9:30 AM - March 2 / 2:00 PM

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of a New Year, and represents one of our most important traditions. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will address the worldwide Shambhala community via an online address.  It is also traditional to welcome new members with a ceremony and acknowledge any changes in Center Council roles.

Celebrate Shambhala Day – Sunday, March 2nd

Everyone is invited to gather together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana, including a feast, listen to the Sakyong’s address, and welcome new members to our community.

10:00am Gather at the Center for meditation practice
10:15am Shambhala Sadhana
11:00am Feast begins
11:30am Member ceremony, Directors' report
12:00pm Sakyong's live address
12:30pm Closing chants

On this special day, everyone is encouraged to practice the Shambhala Sadhana, including those who have not yet attended Enlightened Society Assembly or received the lung.

Please RSVP by registering so that we can plan an appropriate amount of food for the feast.

We ask for a $5 - $10 donation to cover the cost of the feast food.

This was an amazing year of growth and fruition for our Center and we hope you can join us to celebrate.  If you are a new member of the Center - or if you joined long ago but were not able to take part in the membership vow ceremony to receive a pin - please join us on Shambhala Day.

If you would like to become a member, please contact the Center at

Shambhala Day is based on the traditional Tibetan New Year celebration of Losar. The date changes every year, as it is calculated astrologically according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.

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. This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala International in order to help support the activities of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and our worldwide mandala.

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