March 2 / 12:00 PM - March 1 / 11:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
March 1 and 2, 2014
Year of the Wood Horse
"In the teachings of warriorship, life force is called windhorse (Tibetan: lungta). Lung is ‘wind and ta means ‘horse.’ Lungta is the unlimited energy of basic goodness, buddhanature, inherent wakefulness. Basic goodness is something that we already possess. We connect with it through meditation practice.
You see the image of windhorse printed on the prayer flags that flutter in the breeze all over Tibet. It is the ability to bring about long life, good health, success, and happiness. When we have windhorse, we are able to accomplish what we want without many obstacles. On its back, windhorse carries a wish-fulfilling jewel. This jewel is the wisdom and compassion that it takes to act not on behalf of ourselves but for all beings. This is where real confidence and competence come from. Once we possess this jewel, our life becomes blessed. Whatever we want happens without difficulty. Just as if we were to jump on the back of a horse and ride across the open country, there is nothing in our way. With windhorse, we are like warriors racing over the vast plains of Tibet, our victory banners fluttering in the wind.”
~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Saturday, March 1
12:00 p.m. - Community comes together to clean the center in preparation for the new year.
7:00 p.m. – Lhasang ceremony followed by a Jam Session. Join your fellow Shambhalians for an evening of celebration, music-making, food and good times. Bring an instrument, an appetizer to share, and favorite beverage. Coffee and tea provided.
Sunday, March 2
9:00 a.m. – Morning chants, meditation, Elixir of Life practice, Kasung vow renewals
10:45 p.m. – Potluck brunch – bring a dish to share. Drinks provided.
1:00 p.m. – Live talk by Sakyong Mipham, Shambhala centers videos, and Community meeting. Following the meeting, everyone is invited to take part in theShambhala Sadhana practice and feast. Bring a feast dessert dish (fruit, cheese, sweets) to share.