Shambhala Day 2019 - Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

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Room: Main meditation hall

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 according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, and changes every year to coincide with the annual lunar cycles.

It is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage. Shambhala is an ancient tradition that is rooted in the longing we all have to be completely authentic and to live in a society that cultivates our true expression as human beings.

This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala in order to help support the activities of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and our worldwide community.

You are invited to join the London Shambhala community in welcoming in the new Tibetan year – that of the Earth Boar.  Practice begins in a morning session of Tuesday 5th February and continues in the evening.  There will also be events in the afternoon and evening of Saturday 9th February.

This coming year is the Year of the Earth Boar. The celebration will be divided in two sessions over two days. We hope this will allow the greatest number of people to join in.

Tuesday 5th February - morning

8am – Ceremonial opening of practice for the year of the Earth Pig Year: 108 gongs, chants and sitting

Self-organised, “bring and share” breakfast

From around 9.30 Paul V, Merlin and Debbie hosting a practice session with Shamatha-vipashyana and other practices (i.e. Sadhana of Mahamudra and Elixir of life) possible.

Close session Lunchtime – people are invited to make informal lunch arrangements, as so inspired.

Tuesday 5th February – evening

17.45 - Arrival

18:00 - Screening of Shambhala Day address

19:00 - Sitting practice (members)

19:30 - Shared reflections on the most recent report from Shambhala International (members)

21.00 - Close

There is more happening on Saturday 9th of February, find out here