End of Year Ritual - Mamo Chants
January 31 / 6:00 PM - February 9 / 9:00 PM
6:00 - 7:30 PM Daily Vajrakilaya Practice; restricted to those Vajrayana practitioners who have received the empowerment
7:30 - 9:00 PM Mamo Chants Open to Public (except on February 3)
Please note that on February 5 and February 9, the Mamo Chants will be held in the context of the Vajrayogini Feat and the Vajrakilaya Feast, respectively, and will be restricted to vajrayana practitioners who have received the empowerment.
Shambhala Day marks the end of one year's cycle and the beginning of a new one. To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos at the year's end, all students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in the period just before Shambhala Day. In particular, students are encouraged to recite the mamo chants together beginning eleven days before Shambhala 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. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. 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.
Dates & Rooms
1/31: Tantra Shrine Room
2/1: Tantra Shrine Room
2/2: Tantra Shrine Room
2/3: Tantra Shrine Room
2/4: Kalapa Suite
2/5: NO PUBLIC MAMO CHANTS
2/6: Kalapa Suite
2/7: Tantra Shrine Room
2/8: NO MAMO CHANTS ON SITE
2/9: NO PUBLIC MAMO CHANTS