Shambhala Day 2018- Year of the Earth Dog

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

February 16th

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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.

    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. Shambhala is an ancient tradition that is rooted in the longing we all have to be completely authentic and to live in a society that cultivates our true expression as human beings.

    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.

    This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala in order to help support the activities of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and our worldwide mandala.


    PLEASE REGISTER AND INDICATE HOW MANY GUESTS WILL BE WITH YOU SO WE CAN KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO ORDER!!


    Schedule of Events:

    6:30 am SUNRISE MEETUP at Vinoy Park where the play ground is, sit and watch sunrise (Sunrise is at 7:07 am).

    8:15 am BREAKFAST at the center

    9:00 am LHASANG

    9:15 am OPENING CHANTS AND SADHANA OF MAHAMUDRA

    10:45 am FUNDRAISER AND COMMUNITY BLESSING

    11:30 am LUNCH from Clay Oven

    12:30 pm ELIXIR OF LIFE PRACTICE

    1:00 pm WATCH ROLL CALL AND ADDRESS FROM SAKYONG

    2:00 pm OATHS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    2:30 pm RECEPTION AND CAKE- Enjoy dance music and maybe some karaoke!

    4:00 pm CLEAN UP

    5:00 BOWLING- for those of us who want to continue the party, we could do dinner somewhere afterwards

    • Sunrise Lanes- 6393 9th Street North, St. Petersburg, Fl 33702