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Teachings on the Bardo Thodrol and Initiation of Chenrezik Mahamudra

  • Dechen Santa Monica, L.A. USA Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA (map)

10.30am-12.30pm Teachings on the Bardo Thodrol

The bardo is the intermediate state between death and rebirth, where in one encounters the basic ground of reality. This treasure text revealed by the 19th century master, Chogyur Lingpa, offers a direct introduction to the means of achieving recognition of this fundamental ground in accordance with the teachings of Dzok Chen.

2.30-4.30pm The Initiation of the Great Compassion and Great Seal

This initiation bestows the authority to meditate on Chenrezik, the embodiment of compassionate energy, and on mahamudra - the great seal - which is the true nature of mind. It is one of the most widespread meditation practices in Vajrayana Buddhism.This initiation is connected with the famous sadhana composed by the great Sakyapa master Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrup.

Please note you need to have taken refuge as a Buddhist to receive this initiation. If you would like to take refuge before the initiation please contact us at