Program Details

The Song of Mahamudra: Tilopa's Instruction on Meditation and the Nature of Mind


with Gary Allen
April 17 / 7:30 PM - April 17 / 10:00 PM

The root transmission of mahamudra practice in the Kagyu lineage is found in a song of instruction that Tilopa sang to his student Naropa. This evening we will examine his lucid advice on how to practice meditation according to the natural wakefulness of mind.


Gary Allen has studied and practiced Vajrayana Buddhism for 35 years and directs Shambhala Meditation Programs throughout the U.S. and Asia. Gary is the Education Director for the Ratna Peace Initiative and has taught meditation to prison inmates since 1990. He is the author of two books of poetry and is currently writing a biography on the life of the Indian tantric master, Tilopa. 

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