Program Details

Sadhana of Mahamudra at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center


August 9 / 6:30 PM - August 9 / 8:00 PM

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." This sadhana is a binding factor for our community because students at all levels of practice can participate and receive a true experience or understanding of the spiritual path.


In the summer months, we take our practice up to Sonoma Mountain Zen Center and chant the Sadhana at the stupa dedicated to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  If you would like to carpool, please meet at the Santa Rosa Shambhala Center parking lot at 6 pm to meet up with others.  We will meet in the lower parking lot at SMZC at approximately 6:15 pm and walk to the stupa.  Please bring a cushion or chair, layers (weather can go from warm to chilly quickly), hat, sunglasses and insect repellent.  Also, a reminder to please keep voices low in order to honor the practice atmosphere at SMZC.

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