Mamo chants (for Vajrayana students)

February 13th—February 22nd

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    Room: Secondary Meditation Hall

    The mamo chant is recited in order to pacify the karmic cause of personal, social and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end.  By reciting the chant together, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook.  The mamo chants are done daily for 10 days, prior to Shambhala Day, which falls on February 24 this year.  Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year.

    This practice is for Vajrayana students, and those students who are already familiar with the practice.  No introduction or instruction is offered this year.

    You can read more about mamo practice in this article by Lodro Dorje, "On the Mamos, the Dharmapala Principle and Mahakali Vetali"

    ** February 23rd, the day before Shambhala Day, is considered neutral and therefore mamo chants are not done on this day.  Rather, it is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.