Mamo Chants: Clear Out Our Karma and Start Fresh

February 19th—February 28th (2014)

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    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.

    Traditionally, students are encouraged to recite the mamo chants together beginning eleven days before Shambhala Day or at least for part of it. Within this window of time, we will gather every evening for an hour of practice between Wednesday the 19th and Friday the 28th. We no not practice on neutral day, March 1st.

    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.

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