Shambhala Day 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th (2018)

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    Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate Shambhala Day 2018 - the Year of the Earth Dog - at the Albuquerque Shambhala Center.

    On Friday, February 16, join us for early meditation practice and stay for the Shambhala Sadhana and the Sakyong's annual Shambhala Day Address.

    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.

    *2018 is the Year of the Male Earth Dog.  The dog represents discipline and loyalty, bravery and delight  It is a protector and a friend.  Earth is a binding factor that expresses unity and balance.  The male element of earth is symbolized by a yellow hill.  This is a year for applying purpose, practicality, and commitment, grounded by relaxation and appreciation.

    Schedule for the Day, Friday, February 16

      7:30 AM - 8:30 AM       Public meditation

      8:30 AM - 9:00 AM       Continental breakfast

      9:00 AM - 10:00 AM      Shambhala Sadhana (open to all)

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM      ASMC Community Meeting - Members are encouraged to attend

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM      Live address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

    12:45 PM - 2:00 PM        Lunch out with the community


    All are welcome.

    You may come to one or all of the scheduled events, but registering helps us plan!