Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shambhala: Pre-Tibetan New Year Practice

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to participate in the Mamo Practice. During the days immediately before Shambhala Day (the Tibetan lunar New Year), we come together to recite the Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos chant multiple times.

It is an elaborate protector, offering that pacifies the karmic causes of personal, social, and environmental chaos accumulated at the year's end. By reciting this chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness, reconnect with sacred view and go into the new year with a fresh and open outlook.

Although Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos is traditionally recited by vajrayana practitioners, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (pictured at left with his wife) is inviting all practitioners to participate.

Join in this powerful and provocative practice as we come to the end of the Year of the Iron Tiger with all the global and personal obstacles that accompanied it.

Please note that on Sunday, Feb. 27, the Mamo Chants will be part of the Vajrayogini feast and restricted to Vajrayogini practitioners. March 4, the day just before Shambhala Day, is karmically considered a neutral day. So the Mamo Chants are not done. It is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.

Location: Shambhala Meditation Center Los Angeles, Eagle Rock location, Tenno (small shrine room).

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, Feb. 24 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, Feb. 25 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, Feb. 26 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday, Feb. 28 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 2 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 3 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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