Glimpses of Mahamudra Trailer

Mahamudra is a meditation tradition within tantric Buddhism that points to the nature of awareness itself, elevating our ordinary perception to the level of the sacred. In this view, all experiences arise from a mind that is naturally vast, empty, and luminous. In this online course, esteemed Buddhist teacher and editor Judith Lief takes us on a journey through the mahamudra teachings of Ch_gyam Trungpa Rinpoche as presented in his Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma.
Using video recorded during a nine-day retreat, weêll begin with a deep dive into shamatha-vipashyana meditationãthe practice that builds our capacity for experiencing reality directly and completely. Weêll study the hinayana and mahayanaãthe foundational teachings of the Buddhist path that give us the tools to cultivate gentleness, wisdom, and compassion. Weêll discuss the importance of the heart-opening quality of devotion and the student-teacher relationship in entering the vajrayana. Finally, Lief will guide us in a series of practices and contemplations to glimpse the inherent, sky-like nature of the mind as clear, brilliant, and joyful.
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Photo credits:
©Blair Hansen, 1995 from Collection of Shambhala Archives // Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche teaching at Naropa Institute, "Viewing + Working with the Phenomenal world" seminar, session I, 1976.
VCTR giving a talk in 1971 in Los Angeles - photographer unidentified. Permission for one time use given by Shambhala Archives, from the Collection of the Shambhala Archives

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