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Mahamudra (retreat) 1

What is Mahamudra? It can be seen as another way of looking at what the Four Noble Truths are about. Or it may be approached by asking: to what questions might those practices provide answers? What are my questions?


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Mahamudra (retreat) 2

Four fundamental questions to consider are: How do I know what is real? How do I know what is true? How do I know what is right? How do I know what to do? The beginnings of answers may be found in he Four Reminders (precious human existence, death and impermanence, teachings of karma, shortcomings of samsara).


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Mahamudra (retreat) 3

Practice: deep listening, More questions from the Perfection of Wisdom: What do I trust? How do I relate to people/things/experience? What can I know?


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Mahamudra (retreat) 4

Building capacity, Shamatha meditation, Energy transformation practices, The practice of devotion: guru yoga


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Mahamudra (retreat) 5

Practicing without reference points: Milarepa’s Song to Lady Paldarboom, verses 2-6, Doing nothing: Six Words of Advice from Tilopa, A question of teaching: keeping our intention clear


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Mahamudra (retreat) 6

Stillness and movement: Milarepa’s Song to Lady Paldarboom, verses 8-17, Learning to breathe underwater: finding stillness in experience


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Mahamudra (retreat) 7

Basis-of-everything consciousness and awakening, Teachings on View: how we look at things


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Mahamudra (retreat) 8

Pointing-out instructions, The resting knowing mind, Nothing that arises in experience is different from us


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Mahamudra (retreat) 9

An overview of the Aspiration for Mahamudra and the Vajradhara Prayer