Year End Rituals & Protector Chants [Shambhala Online]

January 30th—February 8th

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    Room: Online

    Leading up to Shambhala Day 2024, Shambhala Online is pleased to offer daily practice programs through the entire Dön Season.

    During the last 11 days of the Tibetan year, we do end-of-year practices and activities in order to lay the ground for a positive transition to the New Year. The first 10 of these days are a time for intensive practice.

    "Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos", also called 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.

    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. Help us refresh the center by signing up to staff Neutral Day.

    Shambhala online offers daily, one-hour gatherings include a brief talk, group meditation practice and recitations of pacifying and protection chants.

    Join a different Shambhala teacher each day for a talk followed by guided practice. Events are free and open to all.

    Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register. 

    Year End Practices Online Sessions

    Shambhala Online will again offer year-end practices from February 10-19. These FREE daily one hour gatherings comprise:

    • A brief talk 
    • Group meditation practice
    • Recitations of the protector chants and the Pacifying of the Turmoil of the Mamos chant  

    Presenters for these end of year practice gatherings will include: Rhea Colmar, Lennart Krogoll, Tillie Perks, Judith Simmer-Brown, Jeff Scott, Greg Smith, and more!


    Click here for more information and to register. 


    End-of-Year Practice Session Lineup

    January 30Opening Up The End of Year Practice Season: The Meaning of Protector Chants and Why We Do These Practices At This Time of the Year with (Session Leader to be announced)

    January 31Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos: The Mamos In the Context of Dakini Lore with Judith Simmer-Brown

    February 1Iconography of the Protectors: Dharmapalas, Mahakalas, and Lokapalas with Greg Smith

    February 2Protectors and Their "Land Centre Homes": Trungpa Rinpoche & The Histroy of These Connections with Tillie Perks

    February 3Exploring the Mamos Chant & Its Relevance to Today with Jeff Scott

    February 4The Importance of Mind-Protection and Protector Chants with (Session Leader to be announced)

    February 5Structure of Protector Chants - Seed Syllable, Description, Request, Offering, Exhortation, & Mantra with Rhea Colmar

    February 6The Four Karmas and Protector Chants with Lodro Dorje

    February 7Exploring the Concluding Request To The Protectors with Lennart Krogoll

    February 8Closing the Year End Practices Together with (Session Leader to be announced)

    Daily Email Reminders

    To sign up for daily email reminders for End of Year Practices, click here.

    Note - this program is hosted by Shambhala Online, not by the Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston.