The Mahamudra Pith Instructions of Tashi Namgyal

with Acharya Richard John

November 8th

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  • $75 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • $45 Other
  • Or pay what you can afford. Please write in the amount.
Room: Shrine Room


Dagpo Tashi Namgyal is one of the great Kagyu mahamudra yogins, famous for his books Moonbeams of Mahamudra and Clarifying the Natural State. We will practice his extraordinary and accessible Six Pith Instructions for recognizing the nature of mind.

The key to all mahamudra and dzogchen practice and realization is the transmission of the nature of mind by the guru. Having received that, the vajrayana path is based on the student's understanding, recognizing, and becoming familiar with that which has been pointed out.

This is restricted to tantrikas who attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, or received transmission from a Kagyu or Nyingma Rinpoche. It is important to commit to the entire day.

Acharya Richard JohnAcharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Richard has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada and Mexico. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Heart Gifts
It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and there is no suggested amount—any amount is appreciated!

Program Price: $75
Patron Price: $100
Seniors, Students, and Limited Income: $45
Or pay what you can afford. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Write-in the amount. 

In-Person Program
This is an in-person program.  There is limited space for socially-distanced, fully vaccinated, and masked attendees in our center.