Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 25th—December 18th

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    Room: Outside Location

    We will be offering the Sadhana of Mahamudra outdoors (weather permitting) on or near the full moon of each month.  We will also offer the practice online via Zoom.

    This powerful practice is open to all. Participation is free of charge.

    The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. He wrote the Sadhana in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968 at an important turning point in his presentation of the Buddhist teachings in the West. This sadhana is considered terma, teachings concealed by the great Tibetan teacher Padmasambhava for the sake of future generations. Such teachings are discovered by tertöns, special teachers who are able to find the teachings during the times when they are most needed. Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the great modern tertöns and the Sadhana of Mahamudra is such a teaching.

    Overcoming Spiritual Materialism

    Chanting the sadhana, or liturgy, offers a means for renewing our spiritual strength and overcoming obstacles in our practice, our lives and the world that arise from physical, psychological and spiritual materialism and aggression. By practicing this we can rouse the power of our own wakefulness. Because the sadhana was written specifically for our time, its potency is particularly strong.

    The sadhana is based on two main principles—the principle of space associated with the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and the principle of energy associated with the Kagyü school. The text is full of symbolism that may seem strange. Don’t expect to understand it fully the first time. You can simply chant the words and relax into the atmosphere that doing so creates.

    Practicing Online

    The practice lasts a little over an hour (7pm ~ 8pm) and involves both chanting and silent meditation.

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