Shambhala Day

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Shastri Amy Conway

February 11th (2013)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Featuring an online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

    Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. 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 onlinehook-up, which includes centres and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world. Shambhala Day is also a time of Heart Gifts to the center of our mandala, Shambhala International. There will be a brief presentation about our organization, and an opportunity to contribute.

    Morning Schedule
         7:00 Lhasang and Calling the Dralas for the New Year.
         7:15 Vajrayana Practice in the Tantra Shrine Room
                   Shamatha Practice in the Main Shrine Room
         8:30 Tea and Coffee
         9:00 Morning Chants and Elixer of Life (Birthday) Sadhana
         10:00 Online International Address with the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche
         11:00 Year in Review, Shambhala International Fundraising,
                   Director’s Address, Leadership Oaths and Distribution of Yearly Practice Books
         12:30 Potluck Lunch

    In the evening we will gather for Community Delek Dinners. Please check your email for forthcoming information about meeting places.

    And please join us for The Shambhala Ball the following Saturday, February 16th at Sharchen Dzong.

    Price
    There is no cost to attend Shambhala Day, but contributions to the potluck are welcome.

    Contact
    If you wish to assist with set up (on Neutral Day) or staffing, please contact Mery, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org.




     

     

     

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