Shambhala Day 2019 - Day 2 of Celebrations

February 9th

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  • £15 Suggested Donation
Room: Main meditation hall

This year we are celebrating Shambhala Day over the 5th and 9th of February, you can find details and a schedule of activities on the 5th here

Each year our community gathers to hear our teacher’s address, practice, raise money for Shambhala Europe and to celebrate. 

We also offer oaths to new leaders and teachers. Oaths of office will be offered to people who have stepped into new roles this year.


Saturday 9th February

11.00 – Option: screening of this year’s Shambhala Day address (please reply to inform the organisers)

12:30 – Change over and arrival

13:00 – Two options – depending on numbers and interest on the day. Perhaps one group upstairs, one in the main hall.

a) Session of Shamatha-Vipashyana

or b) Wheel of life exercise: Vinita Joseph - a long-standing practitioner and a qualified coach - will offer a session designed to help us contemplate what we wish for in the coming year. She hopes to add a Shambhala spin to the wheel by asking: How do we set goals and intentions that support our sense of basic goodness rather than feed into fears that our present selves, just as we are, are not enough.

14:30 – Bring and share tea

15:00 – Planning meeting, hosted by Trustees. To include elements of Annual General Meeting and a wider discussion.  Members only

16.30 – Sitting

17:00 – Talking circle or group discussions of the recent report from Shambhala USA and the Sakyong’s message.  Join by Zoom ( - Members only

18:30 - Oaths of office: Retirement from the office of Director of Culture and Decorum for Annalie Wilson and Oath of Office for Director of Finance, Adler Archer.

19:00 – Bring and share meal coordinated by Yukiko (please email Yukiko at [email protected] if you will attend and/or what food offering you might like to bring).  

20:00 – An open period of spontaneous arrangements. Music provided by Lee Howson.  Please bring whatever you wish to drink, the centre will supply a little refreshment but will not provide for the whole evening.