Shambhala Day - Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th (2018)

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    Room: Shrine Hall

    Shambhala Day:  Friday, February 16, 9am to 1pm    

    We will gather from 9am to 1pm.  We will have a welcoming ceremony for our new members at 10:45 and we will begin the Sakyong's live address at noon.   Please bring a dish to pass for our potluck starting at 11:45 am.

    Shambhala New Year of the Earth Dog is nearly upon us – a time when we will gather together to enjoy traditions of our warrior culture, receive direction and teachings from the Sakyong and celebrate the beginning of a new year as a global community.

    These annual holidays mark the rhythm of our shared culture, and provide the opportunity for us to join together. The holiday of Shambhala Day (Shambhala New Year ) is particularly associated with reflecting upon the year that has passed, and setting our intentions for the future.

    This coming year is the Earth Dog Year. In the animal zodiac, dog year individuals are the most humanitarian, are selfless givers, and strive for justice and equality. They are fiercely loyal, decent, and courageous and are also magnanimous and prosperous. With the added element of earth, the energy of the dog is efficient, grounded, and vigilant.

    We can all aspire to bring the generosity and stability of the Earth Dog Year into our lives and local communities this coming year and to further the critical work of Shambhala to transform fear and aggression into wisdom and compassion. The world has never needed it more.