Sadhana of Mahamudra - Community New Moon Practice (Online)

April 11th

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    Room: Online

    “All thoughts vanish into emptiness, like the imprint of a bird in the sky.” – Chögyam Trungpa, The Sadhana of Mahamudra 

    The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of the  Shambhala Buddhist community beyond Tibet. 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.

    Chanting the sadhana, or liturgy, offers a means for renewing our spiritual strength and overcoming obstacles in our practice, our lives and the world that arise from physical, psychological and spiritual materialism and aggression. By practicing this we can rouse the power of our own wakefulness.

    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. The text is full of symbolism that may seem strange. Until you understand it through practice and study, you may simply chant the words and relax into the atmosphere that doing so creates.

    This practice is offered monthly on or near the new moon. It is free of charge and registration is not required to attend. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated (in which case, please REGISTER to access payment options.)

    Practicing Online

    The practice lasts an hour and involves both chanting and silent meditation. The sadhana text will be shared over the Zoom call so that everyone will have access to it. Click below to join us in our virtual meditation space:

    Join the Zoom practice session here (this is the same link as Sunday Morning Group Meditation):

    Meeting ID: 808 782 503
    Passcode: 955323

    This program is free of charge. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.