(Eagle Rock) Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice
OPEN TO ALL!
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of the Shambhala centers, wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra practice, which is chanted aloud in a group session on the new moon of each month. This practice text is a terma, one of the teachings magically concealed by the great Tibetan teacher Padmasambhava for the sake of future generations. Terma are discovered by tertons, special teachers who are able to find these teachings during the auspicious times when they are most needed.
Sadhana practices are usually very secret, but this one is unusual because it is public: a person walking in off the street can come in and participate in the practice (although it is always led by a person who has received the permission blessing and teachings about this practice). The practice is done on new moons days, when our moods and thought patterns tend to be most unruly.