Mamo Chants

February 5th—February 14th

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    Room: 2nd Floor Meditation Hall

    Shambhala Day (this year February 16th) marks the end of one year’s cycle and the beginning of a new one.  To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social and environmental chaos at the years’ end, all students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in the period just before Shambhala Day.

    In particular, we are encouraged to recite the Mamo Chant: Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos, beginning eleven days before Shambhala Day.  This chant is an elaborate protector offering by which we tune our inherent openness, awareness and basic goodness; keep our conduct straightforward and kind; pay proper attention to the details of our lives; and reconnect with sacred outlook.  To learn more see Averting the Negativity of the old Year.

    Everyone is welcome to participate in any or all of the practice sessions, which occur every evening.  Participation is free of charge. (The day before Shambhala Day is considered neutral and is traditionally a time to clean and refresh one’s home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.)

    Please note: due to a scheduling conflict, on February 8, Mamo chants will begin at 6:00pm and end at 7:00pm.