Start the New Year in a way you intend to continue it—with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart. Relax as you are guided in the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, a beautiful arrangement of prayer and mantra recitation. Everyone will have an opportunity to light a candle while setting a positive intention for the new year. Together, we will dedicate our peaceful minds and positive energy to the welfare of all.

During the evening, we will celebrate with vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic refreshments, and a meaningful toast.

Everyone is welcome so bring your family and friends to enjoy this magical evening together!

Led by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC. Suitable for all levels of experience.

$15/adult, $5/kids & teens


6:30–7:15PM Vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages
7:15–8:15PM Short talk, Avalokiteshvara Prayers, and candle lighting ceremony
8:15–9PM Dessert and toast to a joyful New Year