Neutral Day: Uncovering Sacred Space

February 15th (2018)

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    Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

    Every year we come together for the traditional activity of Neutral Day: Cleaning!

    Neutral Day is the day before the lunar New Year Celebration of Shambhala Day. It falls at the end of the Dön season, which is the end of the previous year when it is said that karma and negativity ripens and extra care and attention is vital for the fresh start of the New Year.

    Cleaning before the New Year is a way of attracting positive energy into the environment, or as we say in Shambhala: “Drala.” It allows us to put time and energy into uplifting our space to start the year with a sense of freshness, new beginning, openness and possibility.

    Usually we do projects that aren't attended to all year. Organizing, cleaning and finishing any lingering needs the Center has. Doing so as a group adds some extra fun and zeal to the whole experience.


    Feel free to come for any of the 2-hour shifts:

    • 9-11am
    • 11am-1pm
    • 1-3pm
    • 3-5pm
    • 5-7pm


    Areas to be worked on include:

    • Shrinekeeping (looking for team lead)
    • Shrine Rooms + teacher's room
    • Meditation Instruction rooms
    • Community Room + Closets
    • Kitchens
    • Library
    • Lower Level storage room
    • Signage, including outside windows

    When registering, please indicate your shift and/or task preference in the "Comments" field. For questions, please email [email protected].