Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

February 2nd

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    Room: Shrine Room
    Chant for the Purpose of Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

    We recite chants intended to pacify the turmoil of the Mamos each year to pacify the karmic causes of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook.

    This year, all practitioners are invited to participate in the protector recitation. The last ten days before Shambhala Day are traditionally known as the "dön season". In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon, "döns" are a type of malevolent spirit, usually of the preta realm, who tends to cause disease - physical or psychological - due to a lack of mindfulness on the part of the practitioner.
    The Protector Chants recited at this time are intended to dispel the accumulated negativity of the previous year, so that we can start the new year with a clean slate.