Year of the Wood Dragon – Shambhala Day Celebration
The Wood Dragon has the drive and motivation to put all their ideas into practice.
Shambhala Day Schedule – February 10
8:45 am – 10:00 – Sadhana of Mahamudra [In-person only]
12:00 pm – Potluck lunch [In-person]
1:00 pm – Shambhala Day International Broadcast* [Hybrid]
1:45 pm – Lhasang, welcome new members, music & celebration [Hybrid]
2:00 pm – I Ching reading [Hybrid]
2:30 pm – Musical interlude [Hybrid]
2:45 pm – Director’s Address [Hybrid]
3:30 pm – Break
4:00 pm – Music & Celebration [In-person]
Live music upstairs by The Boundary Objects, Nejem Raheem and Andrew Iliff
followed by cocktails & toasts downstairs
5:30 pm – End
If you are planning on attending in person, please do a covid test prior to coming to the center.
The international community leads a live broadcast every Shambhala Day.
ZOOM LINK – Please use this zoom link to watch the international broadcast: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81305367956.
Part of our Shambhala Day activity is the anual fundraiser for Shambhala Global Services. Shambhala Global Services provides some essential support for centers and groups around the world (see an infographic about their work here.) One-time donations are welcome, but recurring gifts of modest amounts can make a big difference!
Please make your donation to Shambhala Global Services here: https://donate.shambhala.org/
Thank you for your generosity!
Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new lunar year where we come together to celebrate the precious opportunity we have in our lives, to practice together, and to express appreciation for our path and our community.
The other events leading into Shambhala Day are our End of Year Rituals January 31st – February 8th and Neutral Day on Friday, February 9th. These are important practices to help usher in the New Year by clearing obstacles, making offerings, and inviting the wakeful qualities of our minds and the world to be present.
In Tibetan astrology, the Year of the Dragon is associated with qualities of wisdom, confidence, cleverness and honesty. In Dragon years, we may see revolutionary ideas, but these years can also be known for reliability and a lack of arrogance. The element of Wood in the upcoming Wood Dragon year makes this year less fierce and domineering than other dragon times, bringing us a year with potential for working well with others and being able to compromise when needed.
Registration is helpful.
Payment – Please send any donations/payments to Shambhala Global Services here: https://donate.shambhala.org/
In-person participation As an in-person event, Additionally, we ask you to limit the use of scented products, as many people have chemical sensitivities. Note that our building is not wheelchair accessible.
If you are planning on attending in person, please take a COVID test within 24 hours prior to coming to the center.
FAQ Common questions might be answered on our FAQ page.