End of Year Ritual: Mamo Chants

February 3rd

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    Room: Kalapa Suite

    Open to All Members

    All Members are encouraged to attend as many of the 10 nights of Mamo chants leading into Shambhala Day on February 5th.  The dates of the Mamo chants this year are January 25th through Feb 3rd.  Please note:  most of the days the the chants will start at 6:00 and end at 7:30. Please check the calendar to find out what time the chants start on the day(s) you wish to attend.

    The day before Shambhala Day (Feb 4th) is considered neutral and is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year. Help us refresh the center by signing up to help on Neutral Day.

    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, known as Dön Season. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. Read an article about these practices.

     

    Who is a Shambhala Member? A member in the Shambhala Community is someone who supports their local Center with Service, Practice, and Financial Support: Read more about Membership 


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