Cheerful Shambhala Day (or Year of the Earth Rat, or Losar)

Via on Feb 18, 2008

Cheerful Shambhala Day. This past February 7 was Shambhala Day, more commonly known as Losar or the Tibetan New Year. A day so sweet by any other name: thousands of American Buddhists gathered, meditated, chanted in the New Year, celebrated, danced…the usual for any New Year, really. To grock the deeper meaning behind the year, check out our idol Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s talk.

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  1. [...] (now that Tibetan Buddhism has spread from sea to shining sea, thanks to the Reds) celebrate the New Year with a Lhasang—a traditional purification ceremony involving the burning of wet juniper (which [...]

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