Sadhana of Mahamudra Group Practice - Open to All

July 21st

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    Room: Main Meditation Hall


    Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of the Shambhala centers, wrote a practice called the Sadhana of Mahamudra, which is chanted aloud in a group session at our Center on a quarterly basis. This practice text is a terma, one of the teachings magically concealed by the great Tibetan teacher Padmasambhava for the sake of future generations. Terma are discovered by tertons, special teachers who are able to find these teachings during the auspicious times when they are most needed. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is both a practice and a teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. As a result, the blessings of this practice are particularly strong because it was uncovered for this specific time and place.

    This practice is full of symbolism which may seem very strange to new practitioners. Don't expect to understand it fully the first time you do it. As with all dharma teachings, understanding develops through patience and contemplation. So we encourage newcomers to come in and experience how a sadhana practice feels. The chant leader is also available to answer any questions and will give a brief explanation of how to do the practice before it is begun.