End of Year Ritual: Mamo Chants (for Members)

February 13th—February 22nd

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    Room: Teacher Suite

    Open to All Members--Online and in Person

    Shambhala Day (February 24th this year) marks the end of one year's cycle and the beginning of a new one. To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, societal, and environmental chaos at the year's end, students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in the period just before Shambhala Day, the Lunar New Year.

    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. (This year the Don Season is February 13 - 22.) By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. Read an article about these practices.

    This year the center is offering two in person practice sessions at the center, on Sunday, February 16th at 5 pm, and Monday February 17th at 7 pm. Practice sessions last about 90 minutes and include reciting the protector chant again and again. There are online sessions of the mamo practice via zoom offered by Ocean every evening at 7:30 pm for the entire 10 day period.

    Details about how to join the online practice sessions:

    1. If you are new to Ocean online practice, test to see if you can enter the Ocean Shrine Room before the session starts. If you are having problems call our tech support volunteers at 617-852-3260 or email at [email protected]
    2. Here is the link for the mamo practice sessions:  Ocean's Mamo Chants
    3. Download and install the Zoom browser plug-in (if you don't already have zoom)
    4. After a 10-20 sec delay you should automatically enter the Zoom video conferencing "Shrine Room"
    5. Try the various controls so you can learn how they work. Make sure your audio and video are working as expected. Change their settings ("^") if necessary.
    6. The practice liturgies will be scrolled on the screen by your host.

    The day before Shambhala Day (Feb 23rd) 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.

    Schedule:

    All the Ocean events are from 7:30 to 9:00PM

    Thursday Feb. 13th:  7:30 - 9:00 PM online at Ocean 

    Friday Feb. 14th:  7:30 - 9:00 PM  online at Ocean

    Saturday Feb 15th:  7:30 - 9:00 PM online at Ocean

    Sunday Feb 16th:  5:00 - 6:30 PM at the Shambhala Center or online at Ocean

    Monday Feb 17th:  7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Shambhala Center or online at Ocean

    Tuesday Feb 18th:  7:30 to 9:00 PM online at Ocean

    Wednesday Feb 19th: 7:30 to 9:00 PM online at Ocean

    Thursday Feb 20th: 7:30 to 9:00 PM online at Ocean

    Friday Feb 21st:  7:30 to 9:00 PM online at Ocean

    Saturday Feb 22nd:  7:30 to 9:00 PM at Ocean

    No need to Register.  Just show up.