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Jan 20
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Shambhala Day Info: Year of the Iron Ox!

From the Editorial Team: This article is an invitation to the live broadcast of Shambhala Day 2021: The Year of the Iron Ox, and contains information about many other Shambhala New Year gatherings and events.

Shambhala Day Live Broadcast

This year Shambhala Day is on Friday, February 12. The theme of the live broadcast is Celebrating Shambhala Culture and will have a particular focus on Shambhala contemplative arts and culture. Presenters will include Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Acharya Dan Hessey, and arts and culture features from Centres and Groups around the world.

Programming elements will include a lhasang, Kyudo shot, Ikebana demonstration, tea ceremony demonstration, calligraphy exhibition, and Miksang presentation. This will truly be a celebration of our rich Shambhala culture.

The official live broadcast will be on February 12 and will begin at:

  • 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
  • 11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time
  • 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
  • 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  • 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time
  • 6:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time
  • 7:00 p.m. Central European Time
  • 5:00 a.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Saturday, Feb. 13)
  • 7:00 a.m. New Zealand Daylight Time (Saturday, Feb. 13)

To participate in the live broadcast you can register here.

New This Year: Dön Season Programming

This year, Shambhala Global Services and Shambhala Online are introducing a line-up of “Shambhala New Year Programming” that will occur in the dön season days before Shambhala Day from February 1-10. This free online programming will feature daily talks by senior teachers in our community about the different protectors in our tradition and the history and tradition of the mamos chants, and will be followed by group recitations of the mamos chants.

Presenters for these “dön days gatherings” will include: Tom Berthoff, Francesca Dalio, Marian English, Acharya Dan Hessey, Kristine McCutcheon, Acharya Fleet Maull, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Ute Reinhardt, John Rockwell, Shastri Will Ryken, and Toby Sifton.

Please click here to visit the 2021 Dön Season website and to find out more about these daily offerings during dön season.

And you can click here to sign up for daily reminders every day during Dön Season. If you sign up, we will send you one email practice reminder daily from February 1-10 with links to the programs.

Shambhala Day Fundraising

As usual, all funds raised as part of the Year of the Iron Ox, Shambhala Day 2021 Campaign will support the Shambhala community and Centers, Groups, and Members Services, as coordinated by Shambhala Global Services (SGS), which comprises Shambhala Canada, Shambhala USA, and Shambhala Europe. You can click here to view an overview of Shambhala Global Services and how they support our local community. Help SGS continue to support more people hearing about the profound practice of meditation and the Shambhala dharma.

Click here now to support Shambhala Global Services!


To reach the Shambhala Day Team, please direct questions or comments to: [email protected]

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