Shambhala Day - Year of the Earth Boar in Brunswick

February 9th

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    Room: Brunswick

    You are invited to our annual Shambhala Day celebration at the Brunswick Shambhala Center:

    Shambhala Day: Year of the Earth Boar

    THOUGHTFUL. GENEROUS.  GOOD HUMORED.  

    Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year’s celebration of Losar, Shambhala Day marks the beginning of our New Year and represents one of the most important celebrations in our tradition. Losar is calculated astrologically, changing every year to coincide with the annual lunar cycles.

    While the actual day of Losar this year is February 5th, the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center will be holding our new year celebration on Saturday, February 9th.

     

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    We will enjoy practice, conversation and food (a potluck offering of unknown delicacies).

    Please bring a dish to share.

    It is the Year of the Earth Boar and is predicted to be a year which harkens the qualities of trustworthiness, simplicity and honesty.

    Our Shambhala Day gathering provides us a gentle reminder to renew our intentions to maintain the larger view: We are not alone.  As a community we continue to explore the wisdom in all experience and may recommit to deepen our practice to simply sit in the midst of groundlessness.

    Schedule for the Day:

    9:30 - 10am     Coffee and conversation

    10:00 -11:00    Sitting and Elixir of Life Sadhana

    10:45 - 11:30  Governing Council Oath Ceremony and New Member Recognition

    11:30-1pm      Pot Luck Feasting and Celebration of our Community

    1pm                 Shambhala International Broadcast featuring greeting from Halifax and Dechen Choling with Year of the Earth Boar remarks.

     2:30                Official Shambhala Day Program Concludes

    3:30-4:30pm   Listening and Sharing Session [Open to all.  In recognition of the depth of emotion surrounding the Wickwire Holm Report and the recent letter from the Sakyong.]

    For planning purposes, please register and indicate whether your planned food contribution is sweet or savory.

    For more information/questions contact: Kathy Meade at [email protected]

    This event will be held at our Brunswick Center. 19 Mason Street, Brunswick.