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Sadhana of Mahamudra
- August 25 / 8:00 PM
The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote this for the Shambhala Community to chant every month on the full and new moon.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a meditation practice and liturgy chanted by the Shambhala community on the new or full moon days of the lunar calendar. It was written by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche while on retreat in Bhutan in 1968. This retreat marked a profound turning point in his presentation of the Buddhist teachings in the West. Afterward, he began teaching in a much more direct and penetrating way, traditionally known as "crazy wisdom."
The text itself evokes this sudden fruition view, as if we are awakened buddhas on the spot. It also expresses the devotional longing of a spiritual traveler seeking inspiration and insight in times of physical and spiritual materialism. Bringing together these two qualities of devotion and crazy wisdom, the sadhana presents in poetic language and symbolic imagery the most profound teachings of vajrayana Buddhism.