Dön Season: Chants to Pacify Turmoil

January 25th—February 3rd

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    Room: Main Shrine Room
    Dön Season
    January 25-February 3
    Mon-Friday - 7pm-8:30pm / Sat-Sun - 5:30pm-7pm  

    “Mamo is the basic feminine principle that governs the whole universe. The universe is conquered by the feminine principle whether or not we like it.”
    Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    Come join in vigorous chanting of Shambhala's annual pacifying ceremony, to clear karmic obscurations and chaos that have accumulated during the lunar year.   Before the protector chants, we'll meditate as well as have have a short dharma talk by local teachers to assist us in purifying both personal and societal obscurations.

    Shambhala's Preeminent Holiday: Shambhala Day at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver is celebrated this year on Sunday, February 10th. On Tuesday, February 5th, it is the official day that marks the end of one year's cycle and the beginning of a new year. It's considered one of the most auspicious days, which include new beginnings and a chance for a fresh start.  We need to be meek and attentive leading up to the start of the new year since karmic obscurations and chaos that have accumulated during the year, for us personally and societally, are said to manifest most strongly in the period leading up to Shambhala Day. The 10 days before neutral day (a day to clean and prepare for the new year - Feb. 4th) is referred to as the Dön Season.

    The esoteric 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 has a $10 suggested donation. There will be short dharma talks on these evenings at the beginning of the session.


    Sacred World/Vajrayana Seminary Graduates: Please sign up to be an umdze or drummer here.