Shambhala Day Celebration - Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th

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    Cheerful Shambhala Day 

    Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, which is one of the most important traditions of the Shambhala Mandala. 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 revelry, conviviality, elegance and pomp. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through an online hook-up, which includes centers and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

    Since this celebration falls on a weekday, we will have both morning and evening festivities open for you to attend.


    Morning Schedule: 

    7:00 AM -- Arrival (Coffee/tea provided)
    Shambhala Sadhana lead by Shastri Trinley Busby
    Lhasang
    9:00 AM -- All gather in the Shrine Room
    Color Guard & Opening Remarks
    Opportunity to contribute to Shambhala's global operations
    10:00 AM -- Live broadcast with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Year in Review
    Address by Center Director Michael Busby - What's coming in 2018
    Introduction of New Members & Membership Aspiration
    Astrological Reading by Shastri Matthew Lyon
    12:00 PM -- Community Potluck 

    Evening Schedule: 

    6:00 PM — Arrival (Beverages & Snacks provided)
    6:30 PM — All in the Shrine Room
    Color Guard & Opening Remarks
    Opportunity to contribute to Shambhala's global operations
    7:00 PM -- broadcast with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Year in Review
    Address by Center Director Michael Busby - What's coming in 2018
    Introduction of New Members & Membership Aspiration
    Astrological Reading by Shastri Matthew Lyon
    8:00 PM -- Community Potluck


    Everyone in the extended community, friends and family are welcome.

    Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle. We remain considerate of our neighbors in regards to parking. If you are driving, please do not park on 31st. Thank you.

    Questions? Contact Ladan Yalzadeh at [email protected]