KATHMANDU RETREATS 2024: Receive key Buddhist teachings in person from Mingyur Rinpoche at his home! Learn more.

KATHMANDU RETREATS 2024: Receive key Buddhist teachings in person from Mingyur Rinpoche at his home! Learn more.

Voices of Mahamudra

“Cut through the root of your own mind: Rest within naked awareness.”

— Tilopa, Ganges of Mahamudra

ABOUT THE COURSE

Mahamudra is considered the most profound and direct path to awakening in the Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. The Voices of Mahamudra course offers a diverse range of live elements, featuring prominent voices in Vajrayana Buddhism who will speak on various aspects of Mahamudra practice. Additionally, Tergar guides will provide further instruction through live Dharma Chats, guided meditations, and discussion forums. The course emphasizes the practical implementation of these teachings in our modern world. It's an excellent opportunity to gather as a community and explore this profound tradition together.

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course dates


August 5-31

who can take this course?


There are no prerequisites for this course. It is appropriate for practitioners of all levels.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

For over 1,000 years, Mahamudra teachings have been directly transmitted from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage. In this course, this tradition will come alive for you through the voices of great teachers, scholars, and practitioners, including Mingyur Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Elizabeth Callahan, Karl Brunnhölzl, and others as they share teachings and personal insights from this profound lineage.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

This course includes:

  • A series of interviews and webinars highlighting key points of Mahamudra
  • Dharma Chats
  • Practices sessions
  • Wrap-up session with course guides

COURSE SCHEDULE

This course consists of 4 90-minute interviews, each clarifying elements within the Mahamudra tradition, centering around the Mahasiddhas and their songs of realization.

Mingyur Rinpoche

August 5, 10 AM US ET (New York)

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Mingyur Rinpoche was born in 1975 in the border region between Tibet and Nepal. He was attracted to a life of contemplation from an early age and spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat. Mingyur Rinpoche studied with some of the greatest masters in living memory. Nowadays, he heads the Tergar Meditation Community and takes care of the monasteries under his responsibility. He supports students in more than thirty countries.

Elizabeth Callahan

August 9, 10 AM ET

Elizabeth Callahan is a Tibetan translator of the Kagyu tradition. She completed two three-year retreats in the Karma Kagyu tradition under the guidance of Kalu Rinpoche, is a student of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and has been a Tsadra Foundation Fellow since 2002. Her most recent translation is the first Marpa Kagyu of Jamgon Kongtrul's Treasury of Instructions, and previous translations include Moonbeams of Mahamudra by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. She is also a director of Marpa Foundation and gardens in upstate New York.

Karl Brunnhölzl

August 16, 10 AM ET

Karl Brunnhölzl began his career as a physician before transitioning to become a Buddhist translator and teacher. He has been translating and interpreting from Tibetan and English since 1989. Karl is a respected senior teacher and translator in the Nalandabodhi community of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, as well as at Nitartha Institute. He has authored and translated numerous texts and is currently focused on the Seventh Karmapa's compilation of Indian Mahamudra works.

Lama Yeshe Gyamtso

August 23, 10 AM ET

Lama Yeshe Gyamtso is a highly skilled Tibetan Buddhism translator who completed two traditional three-year retreats. He has worked as an interpreter for several renowned teachers, including The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. The central text in the annual transmission, Tilopa's Ganges of Mahamudra, is derived from Lama Yeshe Gyamtso's oral translation of Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings.

Live Open Session

August 30, 10 AM ET

A 1-hour wrap-up session open to Q&A with Tsunma Kunsang Palmo
and Tim Olmsted.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

This course and other courses in Vajrayana Online are included as part of your monthly subscription to Vajrayana Online for as long as you remain subscribed. You can cancel anytime.

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Tergar is committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone. To ask about subscription assistance, contact us at [email protected].


After the free trial, you will be charged for a monthly subscription, and the subscription will automatically be renewed each month. You can unsubscribe anytime, and no additional fees will be charged.

Tergar is committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone. To ask about subscription assistance, contact us at [email protected].


After the free trial, you will be charged for a monthly subscription, and the subscription will automatically be renewed each month. You can unsubscribe anytime, and no additional fees will be charged.

Tergar is committed to making the benefits of meditation available to everyone. To ask about subscription assistance, contact us at [email protected].

Do you want to know more about Mahamudra: A Song of Realization?

If you want to learn more about this transmission, please visit the transmission page.