Mamo Chants

February 5th—February 14th (2018)

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    Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

    Year-end practice to dispel obstacles in daily life

    Shambhala Day (this year, February 16) 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. In particular, we are encouraged to recite the mamo chant—Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos—beginning eleven days before Shambhala Day. This chant is an elaborate protector offering by which we tune into our inherent openness, awareness and basic goodness, keep our conduct straightforward and kind, pay proper attention to the details of our lives, and reconnect with sacred outlook.

    Everyone is warmly welcome to participate in any or all of the practice sessions, as well as the associated programming. The day before Shambhala Day is considered neutral and is traditionally a time to clean and refresh one’s home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.

    No registration is required.  Just come!