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Mahamudra: A Song of Realization

Immersion

"The darkness of a thousand eons cannot dim
The brilliant radiance that is the essence of the sun.
Likewise, eons of samsara cannot dim
The sheer clarity that is the essence of your mind."

— Ganges of Mahamudra

WEBINARS, SESSIONS & INTERVIEWS

Register for upcoming webinars, join sessions, and access recordings.

About the Immersion

In this 9-month immersion, divided into two courses, we will explore Tilopa’s Ganges Mahamudra verse by verse together with commentaries by the third Karmapa — Rangjung Dorje — and Thrangu Rinpoche. Mingyur Rinpoche will teach us about going beyond theoretical understanding to directly experience the heart of Mahamudra.

About the Immersion

In this 9-month immersion, divided into two courses, we will explore Tilopa’s Ganges Mahamudra verse by verse together with commentaries by the third Karmapa — Rangjung Dorje — and Thrangu Rinpoche. Mingyur Rinpoche will teach us about going beyond theoretical understanding to directly experience the heart of Mahamudra.

course dates

Starting November 1, 2023.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

This teaching will be beneficial for Mahamudra or Dzogchen practitioners. If you are a Path of Liberation student, it will help you come to a more profound understanding and to enhance your nature of mind practice. We will practice this most important teaching of Mahamudra teachings of Tilopa verse by verse, and we’ll learn about the view, meditation, application and result.

Furthermore, our Tergar guides will offer weekly live sessions, and you will also hear from lineage teachers and leading voices within the Vajrayana tradition in interviews and webinars.

IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • what Mahamudra is
  • how to meditate on nature of mind by connecting with your own buddha nature
  • how to integrate the view of Mahamudra in your daily life
  • how to recognize the true nature of yourself, others, and the world around you

COURSE TEXT

Tilopa’s Wisdom by Thrangu Rinpoche

About the Immersion

In this 9-month immersion, divided into two courses, we will explore Tilopa’s Ganges Mahamudra verse by verse together with commentaries by the third Karmapa — Rangjung Dorje — and Thrangu Rinpoche. Mingyur Rinpoche will teach us about going beyond theoretical understanding to directly experience the heart of Mahamudra.

course dates

Starting November 1, 2023.

Who can take this course?

Joining the Mahamudra: A Song of Realization Immersion course requires the following prerequisites:

Option 1: To have attended any in-person Tergar Path of Liberation Level 2 retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche or Khenpo Kunga.

Option 2: To have received a ngöndro transmission and nature of mind pointing out from a qualified lineage teacher, and to have at least 5 years of regular meditation practice.

Questions about the prerequisites? Contact [email protected]

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

This teaching will be beneficial for Mahamudra or Dzogchen practitioners. If you are a Path of Liberation student, it will help you come to a more profound understanding and to enhance your nature of mind practice. We will practice this most important teaching of Mahamudra teachings of Tilopa verse by verse, and we’ll learn about the view, meditation, application and result.

Furthermore, our Tergar guides will offer weekly live sessions, and you will also hear from lineage teachers and leading voices within the Vajrayana tradition in interviews and webinars.

IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • what Mahamudra is
  • how to meditate on nature of mind by connecting with your own buddha nature
  • how to integrate the view of Mahamudra in your daily life
  • how to recognize the true nature of yourself, others, and the world around you

COURSE TEXT

Tilopa’s Wisdom by Thrangu Rinpoche

this course includes:

Exclusive prerecorded teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche and instructors

Live events with Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar guides

Interviews with leading Buddhist teachers

Instructions on both formal meditation and daily-life practices

Peer-to-peer forums to discuss the topics of the course

this course includes:

Exclusive prerecorded teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche and instructors

Live events with Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar guides

Interviews with leading Buddhist teachers

Instructions on both formal meditation and daily-life practices

Peer-to-peer forums to discuss the topics of the course

Course curriculum

Mahamudra: A Song of Realization Immersion – Course 1

Starts November 1, 2023

This Mahamudra immersion is centered around Tilopa’s famous song of realization (Sanskrit: doha) called The Ganges Mahamudra. The first course focuses on establishing the view of Mahamudra by going through the first eight verses of Tilopa’s root verses and receiving instructions on how to make them relevant to our own lives.

Mahamudra: A Song of Realization Immersion – Course 2

Starts March 15, 2024

In this course, we will continue to explore Tilopa’s text with a focus on how to practice Mahamudra, learning to deepen our recognition of nature of mind, both in our formal practice and in our daily lives.

Course curriculum

Mahamudra: A Song of Realization Immersion – Course 1

Starts November 1, 2023

This Mahamudra immersion is centered around Tilopa’s famous song of realization (Sanskrit: doha) called The Ganges Mahamudra. The first course focuses on establishing the view of Mahamudra by going through the first eight verses of Tilopa’s root verses and receiving instructions on how to make them relevant to our own lives.

Mahamudra: A Song of Realization Immersion – Course 2

Starts March 15, 2024

In this course, we will continue to explore Tilopa’s text with a focus on how to practice Mahamudra, learning to deepen our recognition of nature of mind, both in our formal practice and in our daily lives.

This Mahamudra immersion is centered around Tilopa’s famous song of realization (Sanskrit: doha) called The Ganges Mahamudra. The first course focuses on establishing the view of Mahamudra by going through the first eight verses of Tilopa’s root verses and receiving instructions on how to make them relevant to our own lives.

In this course, we will continue to explore Jamgön Kongtrul’s text with a focus on the completion stage without marks or concepts, learning to connect with the buddha within.

In the second course, we will explore how to bring the view of Mahamudra into practice by studying the latter half of the root verses of the Ganges Mahamudra. In the last module of the course, we will also familiarize ourselves with the Tibetan side of the Mahamudra tradition and read about some of its important lineage figures.

Module 1
Getting Familiar with Awareness
March 15

Module 2
Letting Be
April 15

Module 3
Actualizing Mahamudra
May 15

Module 4
The Tibetan Masters
June 15

What should I do if I don’t meet the requirements for the restricted Immersion course?

You are welcome to participate in our upcoming Nectar of the Path course, which will be fully supported by our Tergar guides, who will lead weekly live practice and Heart-to-Heart sessions. These live sessions are included in your Vajrayana Online subscription.

Nectar of the Path Course

What should I do if I don’t meet the requirements for the restricted Immersion course?

You are welcome to participate in our upcoming Nectar of the Path course, which will be fully supported by our Tergar guides, who will lead weekly live practice and Heart-to-Heart sessions. These live sessions are included in your Vajrayana Online subscription.

Nectar of the Path Course

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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].

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