Tuesdays, 11:15 - 12:45pm
The Power of the Very Subtle Mind
$15 per class, free for supporting members
Please note: Tuesday morning GP is a replay of the Monday evening GP class
In the next chapter in our ongoing series, The Bliss of Tantra, we will be exploring the very subtle mind, which was only taught by Buddha in his Highest Yoga Tantra teachings. As we only experience this mind in deep sleep and death, most people are completely unaware of it. This is a shame because learning to consciously manifest this mind is what makers tantric practice so powerful and effective. The very subtle mind is naturally blissful, undistracted, and very close to an understanding of emptiness. Consequently there is no more powerful mind with which to meditate on emptiness, and thereby give rise to the experience of bliss and emptiness. Developing this union of bliss and emptiness, known as Mahamudra, is the actual quick path to enlightenment.
Based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary book Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, we will explore how using the imagination and the special meditation techniques taught by Buddha in his Highest Yoga Tantra teachings we can begin to access this mind and harness its blissful energy.
This series is directed towards those who have received a tantric empowerment or who have a strong wish to do so.
January 5: Empowering the Mind
January 12: Tantra: The Quick Path to Benefitting Others
January 19: The Power of the Very Subtle Mind
January 26: Mahamudra (Bliss and Emptiness) – The Quick Path
February 2: Improving Completion Stage
February 9: The Power of the Imagination with guest teacher, Kadam Lucy
February 16: The Power of Bliss with guest teacher, Kadam Lucy
This Series is Part of the Ongoing Series, The Bliss of Tantra
Buddha’s Tantric teachings, known as Vajrayana Mahamudra, express his highest and ultimate understanding. According to this view, which is Buddha’s direct experience, everything is the union of bliss and emptiness. What does that mean? It means that the heart of reality is joyful and limitless. This is obviously far removed from our current ordinary experience of our life, which is characterized by problems and disappointments.
Through talks and guided meditations, this course will demonstrate the practical applicability of Buddha’s sublime tantric teachings and practices to our daily life. We will come to understand that experiencing our world in this profoundly joyful and liberating way is the key to a truly happy and meaningful life. Kadam Morten will show how to practice these teachings according to our own level of experience, so that those of us already engaged in tantric meditation, as well as those who are just beginning the journey, and everyone in between, will be helped and inspired.
Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series over 5-6 weeks. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
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