Mahamudra-Course 14 2023
19-08-2023 @ 16:00 - 27-08-2023 @ 12:00
Mahamudra (Sanskrit for “The Great Seal”) is the central meditation system of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu transmission. It is a kind of summary of the entire Buddhist meditation path and provides a common thread for the entire meditation path from preparations to full awakening. In doing so, the Mahamudra approach particularly emphasizes trust in the qualities already within us, our “Buddha nature,” which naturally emerges when we inwardly let go.
Central components of Mahamudra instruction are teachings on the nature of mind, the Preparatory Exercises (Tibetan: Ngöndro), the actual meditation in the form of quiet abiding (Sanskrit: Shamata, Tibetan: Shine) and intuitive insight (sansktrit: Vipassana, Tibetan: Lhaktong), as well as the various stages of the path with its associated experiences, tasks and typical mistakes.
To the course
Lama Tilmann will continue by teaching the text Moonbeams of Mahamudra by Dagpo Tashi Namgyal. This is a significant and central text of the Mahamudra tradition, which Gendün Rinpoche recommended to us because it offers a comprehensive overview of the practice path with numerous references to the sutra and tantra teachings of Buddhism. Participation in the course is open to all who are interested and is independent of participation in previous courses.
The Mahamudra course is a silent course, meaning that we are silent in the meditation room. Conversations are possible outside.
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About the course content:
Lama Lhündrup will continue teaching the text “Moonbeams of Mahamudra” by Dhagpo Tashi Namgyal. Participation in the course is open to all who are interested. There will be silence in the classroom. The book is available in English from Snow Lion under the title “Moonbeams of Mahamudra” as well as online from NORBU Publishing (available at the book table during the course).
Anticipated class times with zoom transmission:
Course starts Easter Monday 4 – 6 p.m.
Daily 10.15 to 12.30 and 15.30 to 17.45
Course ends on Sundays 10 to 12 o’clock
Heiko leads a meditation from 9 to 10 and from 14.30 to 15.15 (LIVE without Zoom).
Johann gives the Lung from 19:00 – ca. 21:30 Uhr (LIVE without Zoom).
If translation(English, French etc.) is needed, please bring your smartphone or laptop. The translation is expected to run entirely through Zoom. The teaching on site are in German.
The “Grüner Baum” is a non-profit project and finances itself – in the spirit of the ancient Buddhist tradition – purely through donations and volunteer work. The retreat house serves solely the practice and transmission of the Buddhist tradition and does not serve any commercial interests.
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19-08-2023 @ 16:00
27-08-2023 @ 12:00
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