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Dön Season Practice
January 31 / 5:00 PM - February 9 / 6:00 PM
As the Shambhala year comes to an end, we enter the period known as the dön season: the ten days before Shambhala Day when the accumulated negativity, underlying habitual patterns and latent obstacles of the past year are heightened.
It is traditional during this period to intensify one’s practice, particularly the practices that invoke protector principle, to pacify and transmute negativity.
This is an hour-long chanting practice.
The winter practice intensive of Mamos chants closes out the Tibetan lunar calendar year.
During this time, the Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos chant is recited. It is an elaborate protector offering, done before Shambhala Day (Tibetan New Year) to pacify the karmic causes of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulate at the year’s end. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook.