Shambhala Day in Gainesville
Shambhala Day marks the beginning of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important celebrations in Shambhala. The official Shambahla Day is Monday, February 27th, but we will celebrate on the following Sunday. Join us for good practice, good food, and good company as we celebrate the new Year of the Fire Bird! The day will include a recorded online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and a practice written by the Sakyong called the Shambhala Sadhana. This practice is usually restricted, but everyone is invited to join in on Shambhala Day.
For the first time ever, we are excited to present children's activities from 2 - 3:30 pm featuring a craft project. Ages 3 - 10. Parents, please accompany small children. Also -- IMPORTANT: Please register to participate in this event and in the "notes" section indicate the number and age(s) of the children you are bringing.
This event will be held at our center: 1899 NE 23rd Ave Gainesville FL 32609. We will enjoy a celebratory lunch together. Please bring a dish to share.
Shambhala Day Schedule
9:30 - 9:45 am - Arrive
9:45 am - Lhasang Ceremony
10:30 am - Elixir of Life practice
11:15 am - Watch worldwide roll call followed by Sakyong's recorded address and our Director's Report.
12:45 pm - Celebratory potluck luncheon
2 pm - Children's activities (see notes above)
3 - 5 pm Sanga Community Meeting
Everyone is invited to attend our Shambhala Day celebration. We are requesting a voluntary donation of $10 to defray the cost of the program.