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26th anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
with Aaron Snyder
April 4 / 6:30 PM - April 4 / 8:00 PM
In celebration of the 26th anniversary of the Parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche we will be practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra with devoted student of both Sakyongs, Aaron Snyder.
There is aslo an opportunity to participate in further activities celebrating Trungpa Rinpoche at our Dzong, Karme Dzong, the Boulder Shambhala Center - click here to learn more: http://boulder.shambhala.org/program_details.php?id=132557&cid=191
"[The Sadhana's] purpose was to bring together the two great traditions of the Vajrayana, as well as to exorcise the materialism which seemed to pervade spiritual disciplines in the modern world. The message that I had received from my supplication was that one must try to expose spiritual materialism and all its trappings, otherwise true spirituality could not develop. I began to realize that I would have to take daring steps in my life."
-from Chogyam Trungpa's Epilogue to Born in Tibet.
Everyone is welcome. Participation is free of charge though donations are welcome. No registration is needed.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. He wrote the Sadhana in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968 at an important turning point in his presentation of the Buddhist teachings in the West. This sadhana is considered terma, teachings concealed by the great Tibetan teacher Padmasambhava for the sake of future generations. Such teachings are discovered by tertöns, special teachers who are able to find the teachings during the times when they are most needed. Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the great modern tertöns and the Sadhana of Mahamudra is such a teaching.