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Shambhala Day 2015 – Year of the Wood Sheep
Shambhala Day is our annual celebration to usher in the lunar New Year. This year, the Denver Center will celebrate Shambhala Day on two days — February 19th (the actual lunar New Year) and February 22nd. Everyone is warmly invited!
On February 19th, the community will gather in the evening to hear an online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the worldwide community followed by group practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. (Click here for details and schedule.)
On February 22nd, we will offer a second opportunity to hear the Sakyong’s address beginning at 8:30 am. This will be followed by sitting practice, a presentation to the community by the Denver Center leadership, an opportunity for input into the Denver Center’s future plans and vision, as well as some fun community building activities. This will be followed by a community potluck, socializing and celebration from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Children are also warmly invited and children’s programming will be provided from 9:00 to 12:00. For more details and to register for the potluck, click here.
The days prior to Shambhala Day (Feb 8th – Feb. 17th) are considered to be a time when the obstacles and chaos that have accumulated throughout the year may manifest. This is referred to as “Dön Season.” In order to help pacify these obstacles and ready ourselves for a fresh start for the New Year, we do a daily practice of Mamos chants. (For more information, click here.)
And finally, the day prior to Shambhala Day (Feb. 18th) is considered to be a “neutral day” and is a time that we traditionally do a deep cleaning of the Shambhala Center. To volunteer to help with this uplifting effort, click here.
We are continuing our Being a Community: Membership Drive until Shambhala Day 2015 – February 19th.
Learn more here.
Snow Day Closure of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver
If Denver Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, we will not be open as well. And if we get a lot of snow over the weekend, we’ll close if the new snow accumulation is more than 6 inches. Please be in touch with your coordinator if you’re in a program that happens on a snowy day.
Stay safe and enjoy the winter magic!
October 24, 2014
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Please join us for an introduction to the Shambhala Center of Denver. Come and learn about the variety of programs and opportunities for practice offered here. Open House includes an introductory talk and informal reception with refreshments. More Information→