Program Details

Shambhala Day: Year of the Wood Horse

March 2 / 9:00 AM - March 2 / 7:00 PM


Join us to welcome in the Year of the Wood Horse on Shambhala Day, Sunday, March 2.  Shambhala Day is one of our most important traditions and is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, and elegance.  As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will address the Shambhala community via an online address.  It is also tradition to welcome new members and acknowledge changes in the Center's Council roles.


Here is an overview of the day's events


7:30 am  Breakfast

8:30-11 am Practice: Opening Chants, Shambhala Sadhana (open to all), Elixer of Life Birthday Sadhana. Please be on time; no one can be admitted after the Shambhala Sadhana starts.

11 AM :Lhasang

11:15 Lunch

1 pm Sakyong's talk

1:30 pm Year in Review and Membership Presentations 

3 pm  Tea Break

3:30-5 pm  Story/Poetry reading, crafts, and movies--Fun for children and adults as well.

5-6 pm  Social Hour 

6 pm  Potluck Dinner 


Breakfast and lunch and the day's activities are included in the suggested donation of $20.  


Dinner will be a potluck.  If you plan to attend, please visit this website and sign up for a dish (very cool potluck website) and register the dish you will be bringing for dinner.  Should you need to enter a password it is WoodHorse and the event name is Akron Canton Shambhala Day.


Please specify any dietary restrictions for breakfast and lunch.  Soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be available. Alcoholic beverages are permitted and you may bring your own wine, etc.; however, moderation is encouraged.


For the remainder of the winter season the center is sponsoring the Warrior's Winter White Wipeout drive.  We are asking for contributions of paper products (towels, napkins, toilet paper, and facial tissues) to offset center costs of these most needed supplies.  Please leave your donation in the collection igloo in the community room.

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