March 2 / 8:00 AM - March 2 / 5:00 PM
Shambhala Day Community Celebration
Sunday March 2nd, 2014
Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year and is one of the most important observances in the Shambhala Buddhist community. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year's celebration of Losar, the day is calculated astrologically to coincide with the annual lunar cycles.
On this day we express the richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through conviviality, elegance and generosity.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will give a live online address to the worldwide Shambhala community, including centers and groups from six continents and over thirty countries.
Please feel free to attend any part, or all of the day. Families and children are most welcome!
8:00 am - Gather at the Center
8:15 am - Outdoor Lhasang (juniper smoke offering/chants)
8:45 am - Breakfast
9:15 am - Elixir of Life Sadhana and sitting (open practice)
10:00 am - International Roll Call and Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
11:00 am - Center Director’s Welcome
Oath Ceremony for New Members and Council Seats
12:00 pm - Generosity practice - fundraising for Shambhala International
12:15 pm - Potluck Lunch & Toasts - Bring a dish!
1:30 pm - I Ching for the Center and cultural offerings. If you’d like to offer a poem, song etc. contact Jason at: email@example.com
3:00 pm - Shambhala Sadhana Practice (open to community on this day)
4:00 pm - Clean up - please help if you are able!
5:00 pm - After-party/Happy hour: Portland City Grill Bar (111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR)