Shambhala Day: Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th (2018)

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  • $20 Patron
  • $15 Sustaining
  • $10 Supporting
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new lunar year and is our biggest holiday of the year. On Shambhala Day we express our appreciation, not only for our teachers and teachings, but also for our connection to each other and the inherent worthiness and wisdom that binds us together. Come celebrate with us!

The other events leading into Shambhala Day are our End of Year Rituals, Vajrakilaya (for Vajrayana Practitioners) and Neutral Day on February 15th. These important practices help usher in the New Year by clearing obstacles, making offerings, and inviting the wakeful qualities of our minds and the world to be present. What a better way to do that than with each other?

Shambhala day lands on a FRIDAY this year and we encourage those who are able, to participate in the entire event!

Year of the Earth Dog

This coming year is the Earth Dog Year. In the animal zodiac, dog year individuals are the most humanitarian, are selfless givers, and strive for justice and equality. They are fiercely loyal, decent, and courageous and are also magnanimous and prosperous. With the added element of earth, the energy of the dog is efficient, grounded, and vigilant.

Shambhala Day Schedule

Morning Session
8:30 - 9:30am Sadhana of Mahamudra

Afternoon Session
12:30 - 2:30pm
Livestream of Sakyong's address & International Fundraiser

Evening session
5:00 -
Cocktail Hour
6:00 - Replay Sakyong's Address & Community Updates & New Member Welcome
7:30 - Shambhala Sadhana Feast & I Ching Reading
9:00 - Clean-up Party!


Registration is extrememly helpful for food and seating!

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