Sadhana of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat

with Larry Mermelstein

June 21st—June 23rd (2013)

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    As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche began to establish practice centres throughout North America in the early seventies, he introduced the group practice of The Sadhana of Mahamudra on new and full moon days for anyone who came to his meditation centres. For four decades, many a person has walked in off the street, entered the meditation hall, and jumped into the deep end of the dharmic pool, transported into a world of Padmasambhava and the Karmapas, chanting phrases that express the most profound view of mahamudra and maha ati, supplicating to see the guru’s face emerge from the slime and muck of the dark age and the thick black fog of materialism.

    In offering a sadhana in English to anyone coming through the doors, the Vidyadhara gave beginning students a taste of the tantric way of engaging the world: the fearless view that all aspects of mind are workable and that whatever we experience is sacred world—a single circle beyond confusion. This practice also served as the primary statement for the Shambhala way of engaging the dharma. It proclaims that genuine dharma becomes possible only when physical, psychological and spiritual materialism are cut through. It is a generous offering from the lineage, and it is clear that the only offering we can make in return is to follow their example.

    During this weekend we will delve into the background, details and imagery of the Sadhana to gain a clearer understanding of its significance in the Shambhala path.

    Prerequisite: None—open to all

    Schedule: Friday, June 21, 7:00 – 9:00 PM; Saturday, June 22, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, June 23, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Suggested price: $165.00. Generosity Policy applies. In addition, we will provide an opportunity to express appreciation and support for Acharya Mermelstein and his teaching by collecting a monetary gift for him.

    About Acharya Larry Mermelstein: Larry Mermelstein has been a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee since its founding, and has spent many years practicing and contemplating the Sadhana of Mahamudra. To learn more, click here.

    Questions? Contact Mark Hazell at [email protected].