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The Dorje Kasung and the Mamos

The Dorje Kasung and the Mamos – HIGHLIGHT

As we enter Dön Season, an exploration of how this time of year relates to a major Shambhalian service organization, the Dorje Kasung by Darryl Burnham, Kadö,  Dorje is a Tibetan word that means indestructible or diamond-like, and Kasung refers to a command (Ka) that is protected by wakefulness. So ... continue
Posted February 17, 2017 by CGH
Understanding Dön Season

Understanding Dön Season – HIGHLIGHT

When the world is filled with evil, pacify the Döns and Mamos by Russell Rodgers In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated karma comes to fruition and societal obstacles arise. This year, between February ... continue
Posted February 1, 2017 by CGH
Obstacles Arise

Obstacles Arise – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche In meditation, we are on a journey from here to there — to whatever we are trying to accomplish, be it mindfulness, peace, or compassion. We are developing the ability to have fuller experience of our lives. But as we gain understanding ... continue
Posted February 13, 2015 by
Obstacles and Antidotes

Obstacles and Antidotes – HIGHLIGHT

Ekajati: Queen of the Mamos, thangka painting by Chogyam Trungpa RinpocheTeachings on Don Season by Shastri Andrew Sacamano As we move from winter to spring to summer to fall there is a natural process that takes place in the earth. There is a period where the earth needs ... continue
Posted February 22, 2014 by
Mamos Clarified

Mamos Clarified – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice The following article is a compilation from various sources of the practices of the days preceding Shambhala Day. by Oscar Garcia, St. Johnsbury, Vermont March 2, 2014 is the beginning of a new Tibetan (lunar) year, the year of the Wood Horse. The first day of ... continue
Posted February 19, 2014 by
Having Fun With Brain Science

Having Fun With Brain Science – HIGHLIGHT

Investigating the Protector Principle by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. When the subject of protectors comes up, so does the question of whether they really exist or not. The answer depends on how you ask the question. For instance, it does seem as though coincidences happen in our lives ... continue
Posted February 8, 2013 by
The Gate of Cosmic Warfare

The Gate of Cosmic Warfare – HIGHLIGHT

Invoking the Energy of Protection by Toby Sifton, Rupon There is a sentry at the gate 24 hours a day regardless of the activity happening within. Someone stands at the edge peering out from under a tarp against rain that never seems to end, or roasts in the ... continue
Posted February 6, 2013 by
Averting the Negativity of the Old Year

Averting the Negativity of the Old Year – HIGHLIGHT

A Look at the End of the Water Dragon Year, and the Mamo Days practice time by Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje The year end Mamo Days practice is a means of clearing up the environmental negativity of the whole year. It is traditional at this time to invoke the ... continue
Posted February 5, 2013 by
Don Season Teachings

Don Season Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

Teachings and Q & A from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche compiled and made available by Hamish Maclaren The following two videos are from a 2008 Shambhala Online session with the Sakyong teaching about the don season. Both videos include teaching as well as question and answer and both now ... continue
Posted February 3, 2013 by
Working with Obstacles - Dön Season

Working with Obstacles – Dön Season – HIGHLIGHT

article by Pablo Coddou, Kado Rusung at Karme Choling If you have been around the Shambhala community in the earlier part of any year, you likely have heard talk about Dön Season (pronounce the ‘ö,’ like ‘could’). This is the period of time that leads up to the ... continue
Posted February 18, 2012 by
Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness

Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham teaches on meeting don season with mindfulness. This year, don season begins Tuesday, February 22nd and concludes on Thursday, March 3rd. In the lunar calendar, the weeks preceding each New Year can be fraught with inner and outer obstacles. In these teachings, offered to the ... continue
Posted February 21, 2011 by


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