End of Year Ritual - Mamo Chants (For Members)
7:00 - 8:30 PM Mamo Chants and Vajrakilaya Chants: Open to All Members
(No public mamo chants on 2/19)
All Members are encouraged to attend as many of the 10 nights of Mamo chants leading into the New Lunar Year on February 27th.
Shambhala Day 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 year's end, all students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in the period just before Shambhala Day, the Lunar New Year. In particular, students are encouraged to recite the mamo chants together beginning eleven days before Shambhala Day.
The mamo chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninth days of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. The day before Shambhala Day is considered neutral and is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year. Read an article about the Practice.
What is a Community Member? A member of the Shambhala Community is someone who supports the Center with Service, Practice and Financial Support: Read more about Membership