Sadhana of Mahamudra Workshop
with Kunga Dawa (Richard) Arthure
January 25 / 7:00 PM - January 26 / 5:30 PM
“This is the darkest hour of the dark ages. Disease, famine and warfare are raging like the fierce north wind. The Buddha’s teaching has waned in strength...The Jewel-like teaching of insight is fading day by day...The blessings
of spiritual energy are being lost...to renew spiritual strength, I have written this sadhana.”
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from the introduction to the Sadhana of Mahamudra
The Sadhana of Mahamudra was received by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1968 at Taktsang in Bhutan, where Padmasambhava, founder of Tibetan Buddhism, manifested as the wrathful Dorje Trolö. This workshop is an opportunity to practice and study the Sadhana in some depth.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a Tantric practice, but it was gifted to all of us by the Vidyadhara to practice together. Customarily practised on the full and new moons, the Sadhana connects us with the power of our lineages, and is intended to overcome the materialism of the current dark age. It is rich with vivid symbolism.
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.
Kunga Dawa (Richard Arthure) became a close student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1966. He was traveling with the Vidyadhara to India, Sikkim, and Bhutan, in 1968 and was present when the sadhana was written.
There are no prerequisites to attend this workshop.