MAHAMUDRA: HOW TO DISCOVER OUR TRUE NATURE
According to Buddha’s amazing view about the human mind, we all have so much potential. The Sanskrit word “buddha” or “sangye” in Tibetan expresses this potential. “Sang” implies the total eradication from our mind of all ego, all fears, attachment, anger, jealousy and other states of mind that cause us so much pain. “Gye” implies the development to perfection of all the goodness within us: love, compassion, wisdom, confidence.
In Lama Yeshe’s inspiring book, Mahamudra: How to Develop Our True Nature, Lama says, “In mahamudra meditation there is no doctrine, no theology, no philosophy, no God, no Buddha. We go beyond name, beyond shape and color, beyond the relative, beyond self-image, beyond compassion.”
Lama explains so clearly, so simply, how to get in touch with our natural potential through meditation on the mind itself, the unique characteristic of mahamudra meditation, and finally by realizing the emptiness of the mind: our buddha nature.
Taught by Ven. Robina Courtin
Schedule: Saturday May 8:
10am-12pm Mountain Time
1:30-3:00 Mountain Time
Duration: Two classes of 120 minutes
BIO: Ordained since the late 1970s, Venerable Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom. www.robinacourtin.com