Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos (Westside)

February 15th—February 20th

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    Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

    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, all practitioners are invited to participate.
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    If you would like to help in the purifying and transforming, just come! Set aside 1 and 1/2 to 1 and 3/4 hours on as many of these dates as work for you.  Please note that times vary. Every day's practice will take place in the small shrine room. There is a lot of chanting, so you may want to bring a water bottle.

    On Saturday, Feb 22nd, the concluding recitation of the practice will be done in the context of a Werma Feast at the Eagle Rock Center, open to students who have received Rigden Abhisheka.

    February 23rd, 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.

    The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

    If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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