Mahamudra meditations are profound practices of Completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra. They are the quick path to realizing our full potential. Take this precious opportunity to engage in Tantric Mahamudra practices that lead to the union of great bliss and emptiness, and the attainment of enlightenment in one short life. This retreat is based on the instructions of the uncommon practice of Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral lineage as explained in the book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. We will focus on the last 3 stages of Mahamudra which include powerful meditations on our central channel, and the indestructible drop at our heart. We will prepare our mind for meditation using the very blessed prayers called The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra.
7-8:15pm - Meditation on the Central Channel
7-8:15pm - Meditation on the Indestructible Drop
This retreat will be led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Thekchen, who is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Kadampa Buddhist monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.
Participants will need a copy of the Prayer Booklet, The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra. We have some available to use while you're here, and also some for sale in our bookshop.
We should try gradually to increase the frequency of our peaceful minds until they remain with us all day long.