Full Day Nyinthün: Year-End Protector Practice and Sitting Meditation [Hybrid]

February 4th

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Room: Main Meditation Hall

Today’s session will be hybrid until 2:45PM. Join in person or at our usual Nyinthun zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/586788974

Save the date for this full-day Nyinthun, focused on the Mamo Chants. 

The morning session will be sitting meditation as usual, and also including an introduction to the chant “Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos”.

The afternoon session will focus on the Mamo chant with a live zoom talk: “The Importance of Mind-Protection and Protector Chants”. All are welcome for all or any part of this 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. The tradition of Don Season practice is to clear up negativities and obstacles (“Dons”) accumulated over the past year to prepare a fresh start for the new year. Read an article about these practices.


Practice Schedule:

9-12 Standard Nyinthun plus Mamo protector chants
12-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 3 Sitting and Mamo protector chants
3 - 4:30 Shambhala Online for Don Season talk and Mamo chants

After 2:45pm online participants can join the Shambhala Online program for the talk and discussion at: https://shambhala.org/event/693013-closing-the-year-end-practices-together/

A $15 donation is suggested.

In addition to today’s session, anyone may join the full ten days of Mamo practices and discussion on Shambhala Online from Jan 30- Feb 8 at: https://shambhala.org/event/693013-closing-the-year-end-practices-together/.


The online Session will be:

The Importance of Mind-Protection and Protector Chants: End-of-Year Practice Session
with Lodro Dorje Holm
February 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm EST
Join us for an End-of-Year Practice session, The Importance of Mind-Protection and Protector Chants, at this week's Sunday Gathering. This special event is part of the end-of-year practice period before Shambhala Day, and will feature a talk, and group recitations of the protector, mamo, and closing chants.

About Lodro Dorje Holm
Dorje Löppön Lodrö Dorje was head of the Office of Three Yana Studies from 1976 through 1990, which facilitated the meditation practice and study of the three yanas for Vajradhatu (now Shambhala). He was designated Dorje Loppon in 1985, with reference to his responsibility for working with Vajrayana students. Lodro continues to support practitioners of the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions and promotes the Vajrayana and Shambhala practices as mutually enhancing.


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In-person participation Note that masking is now optional. Please refrain from using scented products due to potential chemical sensitivities. Also, please note that our building isn't wheelchair accessible.

With the increase of covid in the Boston area, we are requesting the participants test before they attend.
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