~ Pacifying the Turmoil of the MAMOS ~ 10-Evenings Chanting Practice

February 5th—February 14th

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     In the Shambhala Buddhist community we celebrate the Tibetan Lunar New Year (called Losar) on February 16 as Shambhala Day.

     The ten days prior to the new year are traditionally seen as a time when the accumulated karmic energies of our habits and behaviors throughout the previous year ripen. This time is viewed as potentially precarious -- when we are vulnerable to slips in mindfulness, accidents, and emotional outbursts due to a lack of awareness and speed.

     Fortunately, this 10-day period leading up to the beginning of the new year is also seen as a potent opportunity.  Through meditation and contemplation, we can acknowledge and learn from these intense and intimate energies of our lives.

     The chanting practice known as “Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos,” helps us to engage in this recognition and contemplation.  The chant lasts approximately 1 hour, and is done each evening at 5:30 during the 10 days prior to Shambhala Day.

     This is a powerful and binding community practice that is open to all. Please join us for any or all of the evenings during this important practice period.