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Sadhana of Mahamudra


May 4 / 7:00 PM - January 11 / 8:00 PM

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text written by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968. It is a teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. Because it was meant for this time, the blessings it offers are particularly strong.


The sadhana is based on two main principles—the principle of space associated with the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and the principle of energy associated with the Kagyü school. It was written "as a source of inspiration as well as a potential way of continuing the journey. Inspiration [here] means awakening yourself
from the deepest of deepest confusion and chaos and self-punishment; it means being able to get into a higher level and being able to celebrate within that. [The sadhana] speaks of how the phenomenal world in all its simplicity and mundane quality represents the very highest, the most profound truths." (Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche)

The text is full of symbolism that may seem strange. Don't expect to understand it fully the first time. You can simply chant the words and relax into the atmosphere that doing so creates.

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