Shambhala Day Celebrations

February 17th

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    Everyone is invited to our Shambhala Day celebrations, the Lunar New Year beginning the Year of the Earth Dog.

    Shambhala Day is the most imporant holiday in the Shambhala tradition and the Kongma Sakyong will give his annual address during our celebration.We will have meditation practice, the Sakyong's address, an update from Fredericton Shambhala Centre director David Seabrook.

    Our Shambhala Day celebrations will also include a special unveiling of the new Shambhala Lineage Thangka in our shrine room.  The Shambhala Lineage Tangka was presented to the worldwide community on Shambhala Day 2016. This tangka holds the blessings and aspirations of the Sakyong lineage, and thus the blessings of profound wisdom, the Rigdens, and all deities and dralas of Shambhala. The Sakyong lineage encompasses the lineages of Gesar, of India and Tibet’s mahamudra and Dzokchen teachings, and the ancestral sovereigns. The Shambhala Lineage Tangka depicts over ninety deities, including all the Rigden kings and queens of Shambhala.  Noedup Rongae, Artist to the Kalapa Court and a treasure to both Shambhala and the Himalayan Buddhist world, painted the tangka over the course of nearly twelve years. His artwork can be found in monasteries in Asia and throughout the West. Shambhala Day 

    All events are open to everyone, members, family and non-members. Everyone is warmly invited.

    Shambhala Day is also a day when community members traditionally make donations to Shambhala Fredericton and the Shambhala Canada Society which represents the centre of the Shambhala mandala and the Sakyong lineage. Tax receipts  will be issued for all donations (Shambhala is a registered charity).


    1:45pm   Gather

    2:15pm   Shambhala Sadhana practice (open to everyone on Shambhala Day. If participating, please plan on arriving well before the beginning of the Sadhana.)

    3:15pm    Tea break

    3:30pm.   Sitting practice (everyone together)

    4:00pm    Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, Unveiling of Shambhala Lineage Thangka, Director’s Centre update, Shambhala Day donations/fundraiser.

    5:30pm    Shambhala Social at nearby Grimross Brewery (Bishop Drive) for those interested.

    6:30pm    Shambhala Day community dinner at Dimitri’s downtown for those interested. Family welcome. (Please email your interest in advance, so reservations can be made, to [email protected])