Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Weekend
with Suzann Duquette
April 3 / 12:00 AM - April 4 / 12:00 AM
This all-sangha weekend is a celebration at Karmê Chöling - the inaugural location of Shambhala in the modern age. We will explore the relevance of the Sadhana of Mahamudra in our lives and, on Sunday, April 4, will celebrate the Parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra was written by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche while on retreat in Bhutan in 1968. This retreat marked a profound turning point in his presentation of the buddhadharma. The text and practice contain essence teachings for Western culture on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. The text presents a fruition vajrayana view, bringing together the devotion mahamudra of the Kagyü and the crazy wisdom ati of the Nyingma. As such, it is a powerful touchstone for understanding Shambhala’s vajrayana heritage.
The online Zoom room will open at 8:45 a.m EASTERN TIME on Saturday, April 3, 2021, for you to sign-in, check your connection, and do any necessary trouble-shooting of technical issues. The program will run from 9am to about 5:30pm on Saturday. The Sunday schedule is TBD but will begin at 9am and conclude with the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast in the late afternoon.
Part of the Study Cycle: Unmasking the Three Lords of Materialism
This program can be taken as a stand-alone class OR as part of the three month study series, Unmasking the Three Lords of Materialism. If you are registered for the full three month series, you are already registered for this class and do not need to re-register.