Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 20th

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    Room: Off site

    Until renovations are completed at our new location late in 2017, ZIJI HOUSE will host this program. Contact Mary Jo Gatton for the address at 859-552-3207 or by clicking here.

    On or near the new moon of each month, our community gathers for the precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra together. This Sadhana is a powerful chanting and meditation practice whose purpose is to enable us to overcome spiritual materialism and to connect deeply with our teaching lineage. It consists of silent meditation, chanting, visualization and mantra practice and lasts about an hour.  Although Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajrayana practitioners, this practice is quite special in that all levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

    The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a terma text, one of the teachings magically concealed by the great Tibetan teacher Padmasambhava for the sake of future generations. Terma are later discovered by tertons, special teachers who are able to receive these teachings during the auspicious times when they are most needed. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala, was one such teacher. After receiving the Sadhana of Mahamudra in 1968, Trungpa Rinpoche offered it to all Shambhala Centers to be done as a group practice. He believed deeply that NOW is the time this practice can be of most benefit to us and our world.

    Occasionally Mary Sehlinger will give a short talk about the Sadhana each evening before practice begins. Following practice there will be a discussion period. Evenings with the teaching and discussion will last from 7pm to 9 pm.

    There is no charge, although donations to the Center are gratefully accepted. Texts are provided at the Center.