Diamond-like Dimensions of the Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 3rd—September 28th

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $199 Patron Price
  • $75 Other Price
Room: Online Program
"Namo Earth, water, fire and all the elements, The animate and inanimate, trees and greenery and so on All partake of the nature of self-existing equanimity, Which is quite simply what the Geat Wrathful One is."

From these opening lines the Vajra/Wrathful aspect of the Sadhana is arises full blown, complete. Therefore throughout the Sadhana the marriage of   Crazy Wisdom(Ati) and Devotion (Mahamudra) arises without hesitation or effort.
Trungpa Rinpoche then goes deeper into this dichotomy.... "On the Tantric level... this Rime tradition brought together the illusory world of Mahamudra -with it's understanding of the color and emotional implications  and vividness of experience- with the all pervasive spaciousness and larger scale thinking of the Ati tradition. On the Ati level the journey and the maker of the journey are not even important because the journey itself is not even important; it has already been made.Therefore our only journey is to acknowledge that we already made our journey, that we have already arrived at whatever place we wish... and at the same time we have no reference point as to how we made our journey ; we are caught in a very powerful and interesting  dichotomy."
This course will contemplate these issues and how they relate to our everyday "kitchen sink" lives. It will be based  on Trungpa Rinpoche's  two 1975 seminars on the Sadhana and Rinpoche's  "Cutting thru Spiritual Materialism."
We will also spend ample time expressing our personal insights into and inspirations we gather from the Sadhana.
Registration: Patron $199, Standard $150  Discount fee $75, Donation fee $10; No one turned away for lack of funds.
Dates: The eight online class dates are Saturdays 8-3 thru 9-28 with NO Class on 8-17;
All classes are 10:30am -12:30pm (Pacific  Time).
All classes will be recorded.The contact person is Bruce Dal Santo ([email protected])
Barbara Smith took Refuge with Trungpa Rinpoche in 1971 at Tail of the Tiger in Vermont, attended  Vajradhatu Seminary in Wyoming in 1973, spent time in Boulder, then returned to now Karme Choling in Vermont as staff and eventually as Director of Education. Trungpa Rinpoche appointed her Vajradhatu  Ambassador to the San Francisco  Dharmadhatu in 1977.  In 1983 she returned to  Boulder as Resident Director of Shambhala Education from 1989 to 1993. 
She continues to live in Boulder, teaching  in both the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions.
Lodro Sangpo is a student of the late Ven. Trungpa Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Born in 1952 in Germany he received  his first ordination in the Karma Kagyu  Sangha in1984 in France. and then moved to Gampo Abbey , Canada. He completed the traditional 3 year retreat in 1996 and a 4 year study retreat in 2003..He served a few years as Acting Director of Gampo Abbey, was one of the co-founders of the Nitartha Institute and served as chair of Vidyadhara institute,  the monastic College of Gampo Abbey, since it's inception. His focus of study is in the systematic traditions of Buddhist Abhidharma in  which he has translated and published extensively. As President of Karma Changchub Ling, in Halifax. Nova Scotia, he is presently engaged in establishing it as a monastic center of the Karma Kagyu lineage.