Shambhala Day Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    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.

    The Year of the Earth Boar welcomes qualities of peacefullness, loyalty, honesty, and sincerity. Shambhala Day is a time when we will gather together to to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage and celebrate the beginning of a new year as a global community.

    Our annual holidays mark the rhythm of our shared experience and culture and provide the opportunity for us to join together. Shambhala Day is particularly associated with reflecting upon the year that has passed and setting our intentions for the future.

    Shambhala Day Schedule

    8:30 AMDoors Open
    9 AMPractice
    10 AMOnline Presentation
    11:30 AMMember Recognition 
    12 NoonPotluck

    Children are welcome to attend, and parents will be responsible for caring for their own children.

    What to Bring
    Please bring a contribution for the potluck lunch.

    Volunteers Are Needed!
    Please contact Kelsey if you can volunteer to help with any aspect of Shambhala Day.

    Kelsey: sfsc [dot] centermanager [@] gmail [dot] com

    $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of the online presentaion and practice books.
    Shambhala Day includes a time for making a donation to the center and worldwide community.





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