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Cheerful Shambhala Day!

Last week we celebrated Shambhala Day — a holiday based on Losar (Tibetan New Year/Lunar New Year). It’s a time to purify, make aspirations for the new year, and honor our cultural & spiritual tradition as a community. We welcomed the Year of the Fire Monkey with festivities that began with a 7:30am walk to the Stupa as the sun rose. There we performed a lhasang (offering of juniper), chants, and ate a delicious breakfast. We then watched the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address, streamed live from Boulder & featuring messages from Shambhala Centers all over the world. That evening we dressed in our finest for a celebratory feast and waltz performance/dance party. May 2016 bring you all joy and courage!

Here are some photos from our experience:

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