with Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal
16 Week Class: Sundays, 1:00 – 2:30pm, March 17 – July 14, 2019
Committed students of the Dharma are invited to learn how to develop single-pointed concentration through focusing on the mind, gain insight into the ultimate nature of the mind, and explore the preliminary practices that serve as the foundation for Traditional Great Mahamudra. In this special class offering Geshela will help students to integrate these teachings into their practices.
Mahamudra (or Chagchen in Tibetan) literally means "great seal" or "great imprint" and refers to the fact that "all phenomena inevitably are stamped by the fact of wisdom and emptiness inseparable". Mahamudra techniques have been transmitted through the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In this special class, Geshe Rapgyal will share the Gelug tradition of Mahamudra using the Fourth Panchen Lama’s Lamp So Bright and his commentary on it A Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.
Registered students will receive a booklet with the text and class materials. Suggested supplemental reading: The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin.
These conditions are requested of all interested in this class:
- study of and experience with Shamatha meditation and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy
- an intention to practice
- a commitment to attend 80% of classes, and to bring the text to each session
Online students are welcome, with the same commitment requested.
Geshe Rapgyal offers this special teaching for the benefit of the students. In gratitude and support for a center from which to teach, we ask that all students offer $150 for this special class. Please register by March 10 here, by calling 502-614-5616, or by mailing your payment to the center. If this financial offering constitutes a significant hardship, please contact us for an arrangement. Please refer class or registration questions to Anne or Tenam at DrepungGomangCompassion@gmail.com.