Program Details

Meditation in Action: Mudra Space Awareness Workshop


with Lee Worley
March 15 / 7:00 PM - March 16 / 6:00 PM

Mudra Space Awareness uses the laboratory of our bodies to bring flexibility to our perceptions and explore awareness beyond the confines of conceptual mind. We uncover our fundamental confidence, letting ourselves return to a joyful space of spontaneity.


"The practice is best experienced freshly with no expectations or conditions. One thing is certain, through practicing Mudra you will discover your own experience.
:   –Lee Worley


Mudra Space Awareness was taught to Lee Worley by the late meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Its roots lie in the Vajrayana Buddhist traditions of Mahamudra and Dzogchen as well as monastic dance and Western theater. Lee has studied and practiced this profound path since 1976.


During this evening and day of meditation-in-action we will combine physical exercise with periods of discussion. The work is sometimes challenging and sometimes playful, as collectively we endeavor to discover how to co-create with space. Participants with physical challenges are welcome. It is the mind, above all, that we train in awareness. Insights gained through Mudra Space Awareness are helpful for just about every situation of our life.


Lee Worley has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for 38 years. She is a senior teacher in both the Shambhala and Nalandabodhi traditions. In Nalandabhodi, she is a member of the Mitra Council, a group of Western teachers appointed by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. 


Lee is a professor of Performance at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado; she also teaches in the low-residency Contemplative Education M.A. program. In the 1960s she was a founding member, actress, and director with Joseph Chaikin's Open Theatre in New York City before moving west.


Lee is the author of Coming From Nothing: The Sacred Art of Acting (Turquoise Dragon Press, 2001).

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