Shambhala Day 2018 - Year of the Earth Dog
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 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, and elegance. 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 connects with the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through an online address, 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 community.
Shambhala Day program at Wellington Shambhala Centre:
09.00 am Arrival and greeting
09.15 am Shambhala Sadhana led by Marian Bond
10.00 am International Centre roll call and Sakyong’s address streamed live
11.15 am I Ching with Marian Bond and discussion
12.00 pm lunch at local venue
Shambhala Meditation Centre
Level 6, 75 Ghuznee Street