This is a very confused world, a very corrupted world at all levels in terms of materialism and spirituality. The Sadhana of Mahamudra directly addresses the problem of materialism, abuse of power, and degeneration of society in today’s world. It opens practitioners to radiate pure goodness and peace into the world.

A sadhana (literally “accomplishment”) is a chanted Buddhist Vajrayana practice that works to bring about a result; i.e., peace, compassion, healing, unity, etc. The Sadhana of Mahamudra works to cease the negative affects that materialism has around the world; i.e., greed, corruption, discrimination, poverty, war, etc.; purify those misguided actions; and bring about care for every living being and the environment.

This is an extraordinary, poetic practice that beautifully and powerfully expresses the essence of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s dharma transmission to the West. On each new and full moon, anyone and everyone is invited to participate – no experience required. Trungpa Rinpoche insisted his students do this practice twice monthly and share it widely – which is very unusual as this is considered an “advanced” Buddhist practice –  but he knew it would help people overcome the forces of materialism in their own immediate experience as well as in the world around them.

“The basic vision of the sadhana is based on two main principles: the principle of space and the principle of energy. Space here refers to the ati principle, the ninth and highest yana of buddhist tantra. The energy principle, or mahamudra, is the second level of tantra; it is also a high level of experience. So we are trying to bring space and energy together; we are trying to bring about some kind of understanding and realization in the world.” 

– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The sadhana is a liturgy – both in teaching and practice – and was inspired by Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche), an Indian teacher and yogi who was instrumental in bringing buddhadharma to Tibet. 

“The Sadhana will help to purify the present degenerate state of philosophy and meditation practice. It will help to bring peace in the warfare waged by materialism.” 

– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

New & Full Moon Dates for Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice

Sunday, November 29

Monday, December 14

Tuesday, December 29

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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