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Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos Recitation

February 4 / 7:00 PM - February 7 / 9:00 PM

The last ten days before Shambhala Day (January 31 to February 9, this year) are traditionally known as the "dön season". In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon, "döns" are a type of malevolent spirit, usually of the preta realm, who tends to cause disease – physical or psychological – due to a lack of mindfulness on the part of the practitioner. We can understand "dön" to be the result of habitual patterns that erode confidence in our inherent goodness.

The Mamo Chants are intended to dispel the accumulated negativity of the previous year, so that we can start the new year with a clean slate.

The following link is to an article written some years ago by the Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje for the Halifax Shambhala Centre Banner -


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