2014 Shambhala Day: Year of the Wood Horse

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, and is one of the biggest celebrations in our community.  It is also known as "Losar" in Tibetan culture.

Come celebrate the Year of the Wood Horse!

We will have a slew of events ranging from membership oaths to an online address by the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche.  And we will finish with a catered lunch and an opportunity to enjoy each other's company.

Families and Children are encouraged to attend!  Child care will be provided along with fun activities.  Please register and provide children's ages in comments on the registration form.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

8:00 – 8:45 am

Arrival and light Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 am

Lhasang*, Membership Oaths** and other activities

11:00 am

Sakyong's Address and messages from the
Center of the Mandala


Catered lunch and community gathering

1:30 pm – close

Clean up and goodbyes!

*Lhasang - A traditional blessing ceremony. You are welcome to bring a valued or new practice or personal object to pass through the lhasang smoke to be purified (mala, 2014 practice record, new pen, car keys, wallet, etc.).

**Membership Oaths - If you are a current member of SMCD and have not taken your oath and received a membership pin, please e-mail [email protected] to participate in the ceremony on Shambhala Day.

If you are joining us for lunch, registration is requested by 12 noon, Friday, February 28. This will help us order food and arrange seating for everyone.  Please list additional guests in comments on the registration form.