Kalachakra New Year Aboriginal Smoke Offering & Prayer Flag Raising Day – Land of Shambhala
Saturday 7th May 2022 – 10am-4pm
Join us for Kalachakra New Year (Nakpa Dawa time at Land of Shambhala! Nakpa Dawa is the day that the Buddha first taught the Kalachakra so it marks a special day for Kalachakra practitioners. We celebrate this event with a Aboriginal Smoke Offering to bless the land at Land of Shamabala to help bring prosperity and clear obstacles.
Aboriginal Smoke Offering
An Aboriginal smoke offering is a practice followed by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years which involves the smouldering of native plants to produce smoke. The smoke is said to have cleansing properties for the people and surrounding lands and promotes protection and wellbeing. The smoke offering will begin with a welcome to country.
Raising of Prayer Flags
We will also be raising new prayer flags to promote peace and prosperity. The prayers and mantras that are printed on the prayer flags will be spread by the wind and prosperity to the place they are hung and surrounding areas.
The five colours of the flags are also symbolic and represent a different element: blue for space, white for air, red for fire, green for water, and yellow for earth.
We will be providing a light lunch on the day for all community members. Bring something to share is encouraged.