Dön Season Practice
We gather to practice together as we end the Year of the Fire Monkey and all the global and personal obstacles that have accompanied it.
The end of the Tibetan lunar calendar year in late winter / early spring is referred to as "the dön season." It is traditionally seen as a period when we encounter personal and societal habits and patterns that have accumulated over time and manifest as obstacles. At this time, we recite a chant called Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos. This chant represents an offering to the "Mamos" (protector energies), supplicating them to pacify personal, social, and environmental chaos. Doing the practice at this time helps to dispel obstacles before welcoming the new year as a fresh start. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with a simple sense of sacredness in ourselves, others, and the world around us.
In addition to Mamo Chants, the practice intensive also includes our regularly scheduled-and-additional-sitting meditation sessions. Please consult the calendar for complete details.