Mamo Chants (open to all)
January 31 / 5:30 PM - February 9 / 6:30 PM
To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos at the Tibetan year's end, all students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in the period just before Shambhala Day, Feb. 11. In particular, we are encouraged to recite the mamo protector chants together, beginning eleven days before Shambhala Day.
By reciting the Mamo chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. This protectors' practice is a way of acknowledging, purifying and transforming the accumulated stuckness and negativity of the previous year and beginning the new year fresh, unfettered by old habits.
The day before Shambhala Day is considered Neutral Day and is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year. ( See separate listing related to Neutral Day activities.)
This a powerful community practice to which all are invited.
If you would like to to learn more about protector practice, go to Protector Principle by the Dorje Loppön Lodrö Dorje.