Program Details

Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talk 2

with Craig Warren Smith & Suzann Duquette
January 30 / 12:00 AM - January 30 / 12:00 AM

Talk 2: Intensification

Time: 9-11 a.m. Eastern

Price: Per Talk

About the series

The Mudra Journey: Lifestyle transformation in the new normal of COVID 


In this five-week class series, 50 years after Chögyam Trungpa first presented Mudra Space Awareness, it will be presented for the first time as a complete upaya — a 24/7 practice designed especially for the moment we are in today. No longer confined to theater training, this practice, succinctly presented in the above diagram, is designed to promote leadership in the moment of groundlessness that arises in the wake of COVID.


Presentations and Practice

Each session in the series has two parts, a framework presentation offered by Professor Craig Warren Smith and mind/body and perception exercises, Mudra practice, led by Acharya Suzann Duquette and supported by other Mudra teachers. Exercises will relate to the theme of each of the presentations.


“Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news ...Chaos is the great space of emptiness that occurs before genesis. ... This space provides an opportunity to reconnect with what lies under the chaos and negativity — inherent awakened nature. Another way chaos is good news is that when things seem very bad, there is a big opportunity for something good to take place.” — Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Register for Talk 1 and/or 2 individually.

Talks 3 - 5 must be taken as a package.


About Talk 2: Intensification

The gateway to the Mudra experience is something called “intensification.” It is achieved through a series of mind/body exercises that dispel the conventional separation between tension and relaxation. Intensification provides a clue to the meaning of being “wrathful” as that term is understood in Vajrayana Buddhism. It becomes the basis of an engaged lifestyle that goes beyond mere mindfulness to achieve transformation. Why is intensification suitable to our own time of COVID? 



The online Zoom room for this presentation and practice session will open at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 23, for you to sign-in, check your connection, and do any necessary trouble-shooting of technical issues. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. with a talk, followed by Mudra practice. The program ends at around 11 a.m. All times are Eastern time zone.

Other Talks in this Series

Saturday, Jan 23  — Talk 1: What is Mudra?


Saturday, Jan. 30 — Talk 2: Intensification


Saturday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 — Talk 3: Mudraspeak, The Six Spokes, Leadership


Registration Deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register and be paid in full for this program is 48 hours before it begins. The price below includes a per person teaching gift for Dr. Smith, who is responsible for holding and developing the full scope of the Mudra Institute.

  • Please note that some of the automated text regarding pricing lists the inclusion of accommodations and/or meals. This is not applicable to ONLINE classes 


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