Wednesday night teachings

This Wednesday 10 May at 7.30 – 9.00 pm Rinpoche will commence teaching on Mahamudra. The text is “Mahamudra the Moonlight, Quintessence of Mind and Meditation” by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. This will be an introductory class, and the course will recommence after Rinpoche returns from overseas on 7 June and then continue throughout the year.

Dates: Wednesdays 10 May, 7, 14, 28 June (more in terms 3 and 4)
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Suggested donation: $20/$10

This is the first of the three serious teachings of the very first Zim’og Rinpoche, Shar Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Mahamudra is the Moonlight, the second is the Sunlight, and the third is the Light of Gem

Rinpoche recommends everyone has their own copy of the text. It can be ordered online at Amazon in hard copy or kindle.

Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience.

When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra the Moonlight, Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the 16th century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and it is so comprehensive and practical this is still used widely today as a manual. Divided into two major sections it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamata) and insight (vipasyana) meditation.