Program Details

The New Year's Gift: Celebratory Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Dorje Kasung Potluck Mess *Open to ALL*

with Aaron Snyder
March 1 / 5:00 PM - March 1 / 8:00 PM


Shambhala Day is a special time of year where we celebrate the new year of the lunar calendar (aka Losar in Tibetan cultures).  As an offering for New Year joy and prosperity, everyone is welcome to attend this community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, which is an expression of the principles of basic goodness and enlightened society.


This is also an opportunity to experience one of the most delightful pillars of the Shambhala community, the Dorje Kasung (translated as Indestructable Command Protectors).  They are charged with protecting the wisdom and brilliance inherent in our community.   

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver's Dorje Kasung Representative,  Dr. Aaron Snyder Rupon, will be leading the practice and hosting us for the evening.  We will conclude with a festive "mess", which is a Dorje Kasung form of clan coming together in celebration.  

Swearing-in: Our dedicated Shambhala member, Chris Bacon  will be receiving his orders as the new Rusung of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver!  This will happen approximately at 6:15pm and be offered by the Regional Commander: Steve Jewel Rupon.  Please join in on this historical event even if you can't make it for the earlier practice.


Please register if you plan to attend (see link below).

For all participants, please bring an item for our potluck dinner - let us know what you are bringing HERE.

For Dorje Kasung, you are welcome to attend this event in uniform 4A, Town.  

 Texts are available if you do not have one.

More about the Shambhala Sadhana:

In January 2011, toward the end of his year in retreat, the Kongma Sakyong composed the Shambhala Sadhana as a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. This remarkable practice will also serve as a way to bind the Shambhala community in kinship, vision, loyalty, and delight. 

"I have composed a sadhana known as the Shambhala Sadhana that helps us, through the powerful practice of meditation, deepen our insight and feeling of basic goodness and enlightened society."
-The Kongma Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradul

If you have any questions about this group practice, please call or email the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver, and ask to speak with Valéria Pasta Snyder, Director of Practice and Education for Vajrayana:


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