Program Details

Shambhala Day 2014: Year of the Wood Horse

March 2 / 9:00 AM - March 2 / 4:00 PM

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year of the Wood Horse which is one of the most important traditions of the Shambhala Mandala.  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. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through an online hook-up, which includes centers and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

Our day will begin with a continental breakfast at 9:00 AM. A procession, lhasang, opening chants, and presentation will follow.  The Sakyong's address will begin at 1:00 PM followed by a community potluck feast. Our festivities will end at approximately 4:00 PM with the reading of the I Ching.

Suggested donation: $10.00

Please bring a main dish or appetizer to share. The center will provide beverages and dessert.

Everyone is in the extended community, friends and family are welcome.

Staffing opportunities are still available.

Please contact the coordinator, Edwin Rupert, at for further information.

Please register online for planning purposes. Thank you.

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