Friday, February 24, 7:00 to 9:00 / Saturday, February 25, 9 to 12 and 1:30 to 4:00 / Sunday, February 26, 1:30 to 3
In this weekend workshop, Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl will guide us through the view, path, conduct, and fruition of Mahamudra as they are presented in selected vajra songs by the great Tibetan yogin Milarepa. We will explore Milarepa’s spontaneous instructions through lecture, discussion, and short meditation sessions on the key points of Mahamudra shamata and vipashyana.
The practices of Mahamudra shamatha and vipashyana provide us with tools to directly click in to the spontaneously present clarity and vast openness of our own Buddha mind. In Mahamudra shamatha, we familiarize ourselves with this through resting our mind in its natural state, which is open, spacious, and relaxed, yet very vibrant. In Mahamudra vipashyana, we take a closer look at the mind when it rests in such a way and also when it starts moving and experiences external and internal objects.
The weekend is open to everyone, no prior knowledge is required—just come as you are.
Dates and Time: Friday, February 24, 7:00 to 9:00 / Saturday, February 25, 9 to 12 and 1:30 to 4:00 / Sunday, February 26, 1:30 to 3
Cost: $20 for Friday Night Only. Weekend: $60 for members and $75 for non-members.
Contact: Eileen Kay, email@example.com
Registration: via credit card and PayPal. Or, bring check or cash to the event but please RSVP with Eileen Kay
Mitra Karl was born in Munich, Germany. He was originally trained, and worked, as a physician but has spent the last several decades as a Buddhist teacher and scholar. He completed a five-year training in higher Buddhist philosophy at Kamalashila Institute, Germany and beginning in 1988, he received Buddhist and Tibetan language training at Marpa Institute For Translators in Kathmandu, Nepal directed by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. He studied Tibetology, Buddhology, and Sanskrit and has served as a translator, interpreter, and Buddhist teacher in U.S., Europe, India, and Nepal. Karl has been one of the main translators and teachers at Nitartha Institute directed by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in the USA, Canada, and Germany.
Mitra Karl is the author of several books on Buddhism published by Snow Lion Publications: When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge between Sutra and Tantra, The Center of the Sunlight Sky, Straight from the Heart, In Praise of Dharmadhātu, Luminous Heart, Gone Beyond (2 vols.), Groundless Paths, The Heart Attack Sutra, Mining for Wisdom within Delusion
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