Join Us to Celebrate Shambhala Day on Monday, February 11

Join the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver to celebrate Shambhala Day 2013– the Year of the Water Snake– on Monday, February 11. Our Center will host two celebrations on Shambhala Day, one in the morning and another in the evening. Everyone is welcome!

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 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, elegance and pomp.  As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day through a live broadcast online.

This year, the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address will be shown live as part of the morning events, and will be replayed during the evening celebration. SMCD also has some very special events planned during the evening – including several ceremonies,  activities for families with children, a light supper, and toasts.

We ask that those who wish to attend the evening celebration register on the programs page (click HERE) so we can plan the meals, and set up the shrine room to accommodate everyone.  No registration is required for the morning celebration.