Shambhala Day 2017

February 27th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    You are warmly invited to join us for Shambhala Day. Shambhala Day is a day of community practice and celebration to mark the new near according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.  On Shambhala Day, we express our appreciation, not only for our teachers and teachings, but also for our connection to each other and the basic goodness that binds us together.

    Year of the Fire Bird

    The Bird is associated with dawn and awakening, so it is said that the Year of the Bird (Hen) values discipline and hard-work; never giving up and seeing each day as a fresh start.  The Year of the Fire Bird highlights loyalty, commitment, and integrity. There can sometimes be a tendency for impulsiveness in the quick flames of the Fire Bird Year, but generosity, courage and strong principles calm the impetuous nature of this time. The Fire Hen is social, and reminds us that the power of community is the support and encouragement that we can offer each other.

    Schedule of Events *Updated Feb 14th*

    7am Kalapa Dawn (restricted)

    8:30am Sadhana of Mahamudra (open to everyone)

    10 am Community Brunch, Fun-raising, Membership Drive raffle draw

    11 am New Year Family Dance Party! Fun for children and young at heart!

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    1:30pm Come settle for the Online address

    2pm Shambhala Day Address given by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche live from Boulder

    New! Shambhala Service Award Ceremony, immediately following Online Portion

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    7PM Shambhala Sadhana Feast

    We will be having a "Sweet & Savory" theme. Since this feast will take place after dinner please bring fun desserts or finger foods to share. All are welcome to participate in this practice and celebrate with community!