2023 End of Year Practices - The Importance of Mind-Protection and Protector Chants with Eve Rosenthal

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Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023 (15:00 -16:00)

February 12, 2023

Donations are welcome! 

All sessions are at 3:00pm ESTUse the time zone converter for your local start time.

Join us each day from Feb 10-19 for a FREE line-up of “Shambhala New Year Programming”. These special events will take place in the end of year practice period before Shambhala Day, and will feature talks by teachers in our community, followed by group recitations of the protector, mamo, and closing chants.

Join a different Shambhala teacher each day for a talk and guided practice. Events are free and open to all!

Each daily talk will follow roughly the same schedule:

  • Welcome and Presentation (30 mins)
  • Sitting Chants (25 mins)
  • Closing & opportunity to give

This year's sessions will offer a daily exploration of the protector chants, deepening our understanding of this tradition and greatly enriching our ability to practice in a whole-hearted way.

During the last 11 days of the year, we offer end-of-year practices to lay the ground for a positive transition into the New Year. The first 10 of these days are a time for intensive practice, focused on protector chants as a way to help overcome obstacles in our life, community and world. The end of the year is traditionally considered a positive time to do these practices. Other end of year activities could also include cleaning the household and shrine, resolving debts or disputes, and gathering energy for the new year.

The last day before Shambhala Day is a “neutral day” (Feb 20, 2023) on which we could do the final preparations for the New Year, having finished the practice from the 10 days before.

Are you interested in the end of year talks but need a reminder? Click here to receive a daily practice reminder email with links to all online events beginning February 10 through February 19. 

About the Teacher

Eve Rosenthal began her journey with the dharma in 1973 and met Chögyam Trungpa during that year. Originally from New York City, she was Resident Director of Shambhala Training there in the 1980’s and began teaching Shambhala Training and Buddhadharma at that time. Eve moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1990, and began to teach and lead a wide range of Shambhala and Buddhist programs in North America, Europe, and South America. She was an acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala community from 2005-2020. Eve holds a doctorate in Computer Science and had a career teaching information technology and as a systems analyst for international financial institutions. Combining her technology skills and her aspiration to make dharma more accessible and connect our global community, she founded Shambhala Online in 2006. Eve is a long time practitioner and teacher of T’ai Chi and enjoys playing the piano. She lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her spouse, Basia Solarz.