Regional Mamo Chants

February 1st—February 10th

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    Room: Online Program

    Shambhala Day marks the end of one year’s cycle and the beginning of the new.
    To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos at the year’s end, all students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in the period just before Shambhala Day. In particular, students are encouraged to recite the mamo chants together beginning eleven days before Shambhala Day.

    The mamo chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninth days of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook.

    The day before Shambhala Day is considered neutral and is a traditional time to clean and refresh one’s home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.

    Here are three articles to help you learn more about this time of year and protector practice. 

    Protector Principle by Dorje Loppön Lodrö Dorje
    Obstacles and Antidotes by Shastri Andrew Sacamano 
    Finishing One Year, Starting Anew by Walker Blaine

    Schedule
    Every evening from 7 to 8 PM

    Price
    There is no cost to attend this practice session. And, donations are gratefully accepted.

    These practice sessions will take place on the zoom platform. 

    Zoom Join Url: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84003077576?pwd=elh3cW9aV25ueWEycUF4SFAwRzJEUT09

    About Zoom
    This program will be presented on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

    It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

    And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

    Learn more about Zoom here: https://zoom.us

    You can find is a list of Zoom FAQs at this link

     

     


     

    Program Policy
    Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Registration
    Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program. Our online payment system is set up to accept payment through PayPal.

    Generosity Policy
    The Berkeley Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

    We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

    If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

    What is the Patron Price?
    The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

    We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

    Work Study
    We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

    Refund Policy
    If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

    If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

    No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

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    The Berkeley Shambhala Center is open to everyone, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

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