Shambhala Day, Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

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  • $10.00 Suggested Donation
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Room: Main Meditation Hall

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day (please register now!) and enter the New Year of the Earth Boar, welcoming its qualities of industriousness and transparency, forgiveness and nurturing, honesty and humor.  All, young and old alike, are warmly welcome.

Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through practicing with the international community of worldwide practitioners, feasting, and enjoying each other and the world around us.

Activities are being planned from morning into the evening - this is a day worthy of taking off from work in order to celebrate our beloved community.

Additionally, we are honored this year to host our precious Regional Acharya Moh Hardin.  Please help us welcome him back to Austin with your presence. 

Dress for the day is uplifted and mindful of weather for the out-of-doors portions of the day.

  •  9:30 - Greet the day with small bites and coffee, celebrate the First Shot offered by our own Toby Bernal (Sempi Dojo-cho for Emiko Kyudo) followed by the traditional Lhasang.
  • 10:15 - Opening Chants and Practice
  • 10:45 - New member and leadership oath ceremonies
  • 11:15 - Result of the annual Austin I-Ching divination
  • 11:30 - Break and Snacks
  • 12:00 - Global Practice and Program
  •   1:30 - Celebration Lunch 
  •   3:30 - Cleanup and Reset for Evening Events
  •   4:00 - Group Hike *
  •   6:00 - Potluck and Live Music**
  •   8:30 - Final Clean Sweep
* Hike or alternative activity depending on the weather, bring change of clothing.
** Potluck bring your favorite food to share and BYOB if alcohol is desired

It is crucial to our planning that you RSVP by registering below.

For more information and to help with preparations on Sunday, 2/3, 12:30 - 3:30, contact Abbey Fox, Shambhala Day Coordinator [email protected] or Lynn Wolfe, Representative of Culture and Decorum [email protected]