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Tibetan New Year marked at Whidbey Institute

On Monday, Feb. 11, there will be a Tibetan New Year (Losar) event at Thomas Berry Hall at the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

This is the year of the water snake. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a silent meditation, led by Kilung Rinpoche, followed by a short break with Tibetan appetizers of momos, tsampa and butter tea. From 7 to 8 p.m., there will be a candlelight vigil followed by prayers for peace, also led by Kilung Rinpoche.

This year Tibetan communities all over the world have decided to not have the traditional, big Losar celebrations because of the difficult situation in Tibet, with people dying for their freedom.

However, the Kilung Foundation invites everyone to share the Losar on behalf of the Tibetan people, to bring strength into the Tibetan culture and empower the younger generations to come.

There will also be music and photos. The event is free but donations are welcome to support the humanitarian work of the Kilung Foundation in Tibet. For more information, email kilungvalley@gmail.com. The Whidbey Institute is located at 6449 Old Pietela Road, Clinton.

 

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