Shambhala Day: The Year of the Earth Boar Live Broadcast

February 5th -Date postponed or cancelled

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    Cheerful Shambhala Day

    Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, which is one of the most important days of the Shambhala tradition. 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. This year, Shambhala Day falls on February 5th, as we begin the year of the Earth Boar.

    On the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, community members are invited to gather to mark the day with a lhasang and viewing of a live broadcast from Halifax and Dechen Chöling. We will celebrate in full as a community on Saturday, February 9th with retirements, farewells, gratitude and acknowledgments, an astrological reading, and community updates, followed by a celebratory lunch.  

    With all that our community has been through, it feels like an important time to gather and feel what brings us together and keeps us together as a community. This is particularly important at this time, as we make a fresh start and begin to work with the necessary cultural changes in our global community.


    8:30 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM Lhasang
    10:00 AM Community gathering with live broadcast from Halifax and Dechen Chöling

    Everyone in the extended community, friends and family are welcome. Please kindly RSVP so we can have enough food and space to accommodate everyone. To view the schedule for the Saturday Celebration and RSVP, click here

    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]