Program Details

Shambhala Vajrayana Program: Mahamudra Series - Talk 4

with Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje
March 16 / 11:00 AM - March 16 / 1:00 PM

Practice and Study of the Kagyu Mahamudra: Fourth of a Series
"The quintessence of the … countless teaching of the buddhas is that the wisdom essence … is present as the nature of sentient beings. Among all the different kinds of teaching is one that is the most eminent, the shortest path, the ultimate meaning… Mahamudra is the supreme method that directly and easily reveals the natural face of the mind in which the three kayas are spontaneously present."
Lamp of Mahamudra, Tselae Natsok Rangdrol
This is the fourth talk of a series of presentations on practice and study of Mahamudra.

Shamatha Mahamudra Part Three: Orientation to talks 7, 8, 9
Orientation to Talks 7 through 9 From Khenpo Tsultim Gyamtso Rinpoche's exposition of Shamatha Mahamudra.
This presentation continues the study of Kagyu Mahamudra based on Khenpo Tsultim's exposition of the 9th Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning.

Topics Include:
The Causal Condition for Realizing Mahamudra: Four Reminders
The Empowering Condition: Four Aspects of the Guru principle
The Focal Condition: Certainty about Mahamudra which transcends and fulfills the lower teachings
The Immediately Preceding Condition: Resting Directly in the Intrinsic Nature
Essential Points of the Body
Essential Points of the Mind
In addition to the main presentation, we have introduced a program of practice and study that can be pursued at local centers. For more information, request to join the group Kagyu Mahamudra Forum on the Shambhala Network.

PREREQUISITE: Open to all Shambhala Tantrikas. NOTE: Talks 1 through 3 should be heard first since these presentations are sequential.

Additional sessions are scheduled for:
April 20 - Talk 5 Shamatha Mahamudra Part Four: Orientation to talks 10,11
May 18 - (to be confirmed) Shamatha Mahamudra Part Five: Concluding Discussion.

SUGGESTED FEE: $10 per person.

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