Dön Season 2021 – Live Talks


Leading up to Shambhala Day 2021, we are pleased to offer daily practice programs through the entire Dön Season.  Join a different Shambhala teacher each day for a talk followed by guided practice.  Events are free and open to all.

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This programming series is presented by the Shambhala Day 2021 planning team. To reach us, please email [email protected].

Dön Season 2021 – Live Talk Schedule

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By registering using the link above, you will receive Zoom access to all live talks in the daily series.

Each daily talk will follow roughly the same schedule:

  • Welcome (5 mins)
  • Talk (~25 mins)
  • Chants (40 mins)
  • Closing & opportunity to donate

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“Who are the Mamos and What Principle is at Work There?”
Acharya Mathias Pongracz
February 1, 2021 at 1pm (Eastern) / 19hr (CET)
Guardians of environmental and elemental balance – keeper of harmony and bringer of turmoil, disease and unrest when respect of natural elements is abandoned.

“Fresh Start”
John Rockwell
February 2, 2021 at 7pm (Eastern) / 8pm (Atlantic)
It’s never too late to take a fresh start.

“Confession & Purification”
Tom Berthoff
February 3, 2021 at 5:30pm (Eastern)

“Facing In, Facing Out”
Toby Sifton
February 4, 2021 at 6:30pm (Eastern)

“MAMOS , la turbulence de l’énergie féminine”
Ute Reinhart & Francesca Dalio
February 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Eastern) / 6pm (CET)
This talk will be given in French with English translation.

“Mamos and the Mamo Chant”
Acharya Dan Hessey
February 6, 2021 at 5:30pm (Eastern)

“Sunday Gathering: Transforming Personal and Societal Obstacles”
Acharya Fleet Maull
February 7, 2021 at 3pm (Eastern)
This talk will be given as part of the Shambhala Sunday Gatherings series. Follow this program’s separate registration link to participate by clicking here to register.

“Magyal Pomra and the Relationships between the Protectors of the Three Courts”
Kristine McCutcheon
February 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Eastern) / 6:30pm (Atlantic)

“What Allyn Lyon Taught Me About Ekajati”
Marian English
February 9, 2021 at 5:30pm (Eastern)

“Inviting Chaos”
Shastri Will Ryken
February 10, 2021 at 6:30pm (Eastern)
(Con interpretación al español)

A Special Neutral Day: “Inviting Auspiciousness & Magic in the New Year”
Timothy Quigley, Director of the Umdze Corps
Timothy will give a talk with commentary on the Short Gesar Lhasang
February 11, 2021 at 1:30pm (EST)

Additional Links for Europe
If you are joining from Europe, you may want to join Dechen Chöling for their daily chant sessions from 17:30h – 18:30h CET, at this link. The password, if needed, is Goodness. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8208379652?pwd=UEo1ZXlJcS9rNXo3U3FyeGNqcE9Gdz09#success

If you are a French Speaker, You may also wish to join the Paris Center for their Dön Season chants. They begin at 20:00 CET, and the link can be found on their webpage: https://paris.shambhala.fr/calendar-details/?id=473477

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For Vajrayana Students

We encourage Vajrayana Students to consider joining Shambhala Online’s Vajrakilaya: Overcoming Obstacles with Wrathful Compassion program with Eve Rosenthal on Saturday, February 20.  Click here for more details and to register!

Make A Donation
These events are offered free of charge to Shambhala members. Please consider making a donation to support the presenters and production staff that make this possible.


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