End of year retreat & Mamo practices

February 1st—February 10th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    This year we are inviting you to tune in to the End of Year practices that are offered by Shambhala Online. They are free to join and register. You will be sent a link once you register.

    In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated personal and societal karma comes to fruition and the world seems full of problems.

    This year, between February 1 – 10, the Shambhala global community will do “Mamo Practice” to purify obstacles of the old year. Then, on Shambhala Day, February 12, we can start afresh with the new year.

    At this time, when we look around the world, there seems to be no relief from suffering and no escape from the karmic baggage we humans have created. On a personal level, accidents, sickness and general bad luck tend to be on our minds. From an ordinary, non-Buddhist point of view, we could say that we have survived the winter solstice but the harshness and darkness of winter are still dragging on.

    The fresh promise of spring and bliss of summer have not yet arisen. Statistically, suicides tend to be highest around this time.

    The sessions will involve chanting certain liturgies, and there will be short talks to introduce and clarify the practice.

    This year we will be doing Mamo practices together online with the larger global sangha. 


    Dön Season 2021 – Live Talk Schedule

    Click to register for the Zoom events!
    By registering using the link above, you will receive Zoom access to all live talks in the daily series.


    “Who are the Mamos and What Principle is at Work There?”
    Acharya Mathias Pongracz
    February 1, 2021 (19hr CET)
    Guardians of environmental and elemental balance – keeper of harmony and bringer of turmoil, disease and unrest when respect of natural elements is abandoned.

    “Fresh Start”
    John Rockwell
    February 2, 2021 (8pm Atlantic)
    It’s never too late to take a fresh start.

    “Confession & Purification”
    Tom Berthoff
    February 3, 2021 (5:30pm Eastern)

    “Facing In, Facing Out”
    Toby Sifton
    February 4, 2021 (6:30pm Eastern)

    “Female Energy in Turmoil”
    Ute Reinhart & Francesca Dalio
    February 5, 2021 (6pm CET)
    This talk will be given in French with English translation.

    “Mamos and the Mamo Chant”
    Acharya Dan Hessey
    February 6, 2021 (5:30pm Eastern)

    “Sunday Gathering: Transforming Personal and Societal Obstacles”
    Acharya Fleet Maull
    February 7, 2021 (3pm Eastern)
    This talk will be given as part of the Shambhala Sunday Gatherings series. Follow this program’s separate registration link to participate by clicking here to register.

    “Magyal Pomra and the Relationships between the Protectors of the Three Courts”
    Kristine McCutcheon
    February 8, 2021 (6:30pm Atlantic)

    “What Allyn Lyon Taught Me About Ekajati”
    Marian English
    February 9, 2021 (5:30pm Eastern)

    “Inviting Chaos”
    Shastri Will Ryken
    February 10, 2021 (6:30pm Eastern)

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