(Westside) Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos
As the Year of the Fire Monkey comes to a close, it is once again time to gather for the recitation of Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos.
Everyone is invited to join in this practice. During the days immediately before Shambhala Day (the Tibetan Lunar New Year), we come together to recite the chant, Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos, multiple times. It is an elaborate protector offering that pacifies the karmic causes of personal, social, and environmental chaos accumulated at the year’s end. By reciting this chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness, reconnect with sacred view and go into the new year with a fresh and open outlook.
Although Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos is traditionally recited by vajrayana practitioners, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is inviting all practitioners to participate.
The practice on Saturday, February 18, will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Educator's Gathering (scheduled to end at 4 pm).
Sunday, February 26, the day just before Shambhala Day, is karmically considered a neutral day. It is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.
Please join in this powerful and provocative practice as we come to the end of the Tibetan year.