Shambhala Day - Year of the Earth Dog

February 17th

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    Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new year, and is the most important holiday 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 feasting, conviviality, and elegance.

    Join us for all or any part of this year's festivities.

    Friday, February 16 - Evening Event

    Join us for recitation of the Sadhana of Mahamudra this evening, which is the actual new year's day. Starts at 7pm.

    Saturday, February 17 - Daytime Events

    8:30 am - 9:30 am - Early Morning Werma Practice (for authorized students)
    10:00 am - Arrival
    10:30 am - 11:15 am - Elixir of Life Sadhana
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm - Oaths, New Members Welcome, Fundraising and Practice Booklets
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Potluck Lunch
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - The Sakyong's Address and conversation

    Saturday, February 17 - Evening Events - Shambhala Day Party!

    Please join us for a Shambhala Sadhana Feast and Party where we can not only enjoy the new year together but also celebrate the success of the Sakyong's visit to Toronto.  Many community members came together to make this visit happen and now it is time to celebrate!

    The Shambhala Sadhana Feast starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by dancing and more conviviality!

    Please bring your loved ones.

    Please RSVP for Shambhala Sadhana

    If you are coming to the Shambhala Sadhana please RSVP by registering below. There is no charge for this event.