Mamo Chants: Fresh Start for Year of the Earth Dog

February 5th—February 14th (2018)

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    Shambhala Day officially occurs this year on Friday, February 16th. It marks the end of one year's cycle and the beginning of a new year. The karmic obscurations and chaos that have accumulated during the year, for us personally and for society in general, are said to manifest most strongly in the period leading up to Shambhala Day. This is referred to as the Dön Season.

    The traditional practice of mamo chants helps us to reflect on past actions and set intentions for a new year. For an explanation of how the Dön season provides an invitation to make a fresh start in our practice and personal lives, please read this article by Mr. Fred Jaben: Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos: Fresh Start for the New Year.

    This practice is open to all and free of charge. Please note the schedule:

    Monday, Feb 5 - Wednesday, Feb 7:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thursday, Feb 8 - Sunday, Feb 11:  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Monday, Feb 12 - Wednesday, Feb 14:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    There will be short dharma talks on these evenings at the beginning of the session:

    Monday, Feb 5: Aaron Snyder Rupön

    Thursday, Feb 8: Glenn Austin, Executive Director

    Saturday, Feb 10: Shastri Dhi Good

    Monday, Feb 12: Aaron Snyder Rupön

    Wednesday, Feb 14: Shastri Denise Wuensch