Losar is approaching. The Earth Sow is slowly making way for the Iron Mouse.

Many events and activities are planned for the days leading up to Losar, in addition to the Feb. 24 Losar celebration.

With the Iron Mouse comes a new program! We are adding a Feb. 24 children’s program to this year’s festivities.

In celebration of the Year of the Mouse, children may make “mouse masks” and listen to storyteller Lynne Conrad Marvet  share a folk tale, “The Strongest Person in the World,” about a family of mice.

As part of the merriment, we also will play games, sing songs and share a snack together. The children will be invited to join in the final minutes of the adult ceremony by placing a flower on the alter with their parents.

Please register for the children’s program  HERE.

As you prepare for the new year, add these activities to your calendar:

loving care of our sangha home, Nalanda West:

Between Feb. 8 and Feb. 21 we will have the opportunity to freshen our practice space. Please stop by during your free time, or after Sunday practice, to engage in mindful activity. All necessary cleaning supplies will be provided.

Feb. 14-15,  Pre-Losar Workshop 

Taking Everyday Life as the Path: Self-Evaluation as a Cornerstone

Acharya Tashi Wangchuk and Jay Sacks will facilitate this workshop of teachings, reflections, guided meditations and experiential exercises for practitioners of all levels.

Feb. 20-22, Pre-losar Protector chants 

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7- 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, 7- 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb.  22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Losar Celebration on Feb. 24:

7 a.m.    Liturgical Practice

8:15 a.m.   Refreshments

4:30 p.m.   Tea

5:30 p.m.    Liturgical Practice

5:30 p.m.   Children’s Program

6:45 p.m.    Celebration & Refreshments

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