with Robert Krupnick

October 27th

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    SADHANA of  MAHAMUDRA with Robert Krupnick

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    All Welcome

    Robert Krupnick joins us to lead us in this practice.  He will also introduce and reacquaint us with it’s history as well as discuss and explain some of the vivid imagery it contains.

    The Sadhana of Mahamudra was received by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala, while he was on retreat in Taktsang, Bhutan in 1968.  This sadhana is a Vajrayana practice.  It can be done in community by all on the new moon and the full moon when energies are drastically shifting, and both craziness and wisdom can manifest. It is said that the practice contains profound elements of both the Nyingma and the Kagyu lineages.

    According to the teachings, we all possess innate goodness. However we can fall into a tendency to use spirituality to create a “spiritual” facade. This tendency, known as “spiritual materialism”, can alienate us from our genuine nature. The central theme of the sadhana is to cut through spiritual materialism and discover our innate wisdom.  Because it was meant for this time, its potency is particularly strong.

    The practice lasts a little over an hour and involves recitation of the text and periods of silent meditation. The vivid imagery  may at first seem strange, so we encourage those new to this practice to simply experience how the sadhana practice feels. Simply recite the words and relax into the atmosphere that it creates. Robert will be available to answer any questions and will give a brief explanation of how to do the practice before it begins. 

    Please join us.

    There is no charge for the evening.  A $10 donation is suggested.