Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Vipaśyanā

with Elizabeth Callahan

February 15th—April 26th

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Mahamudra is the practice at the heart of all Kagyu traditions.

Continuing our study and practice of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, this six-session bimonthly course will be on Chapter 9: Mahāmudrā Vipaśyanā. This series will focus on mahāmudrā vipaśyanā practice instructions as gateways to exploring our experiences of our own mind.

The primary aim of the series is to support our exploration and implementation of mahāmudrā vipaśyanā instructions. As Saraha says:

Look: mind itself reveals suchness to itself.

Each session will include an introductory talk, guided meditation, and breakout group discussion. During the intervening two weeks, it is expected that everyone will spend some time delving into the practice instructions.

Required text: Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, translated by Elizabeth Callahan

Restricted Program
: attendance at the previous Moonbeams of Mahamudra Shamatha class AND Warriors' Assembly; OR anyone who has received pointing-out instructions from a qualified lineage teacher; OR (special cases) with permission. For inquiries about permissions, email Janet Romaine


Elizabeth Callahan

Elizabeth Callahan began her contemplative training and Tibetan studies in 1977, and completed two three-year retreats at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, New York, under the direction of Kalu Rinpoche. She is a student of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and has translated key texts of the Karma Kagyu tradition, including Mahamudra: Ocean of Definitive Meaning, Profound Inner Principles, and, most recently, Moonbeams of Mahamudra. She has been a Tsadra Foundation Fellow since 2002 and is the director of the Tsadra Foundation Studies Scholarship Program.


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Image credit: Plum Moon, watercolor by Terry Durell Colosi