Sadhana of Mahamudra Liturgies.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra: Resources for Study. A collection of articles and excerpts, mostly by the Vidyadhara, together with our more literal translation of the sadhana, expanded practice instructions, and an extensive new glossary.
Bestowing the Supreme Wisdom of Great Bliss: A Feast Offering for the Ocean of Siddhas of the Ultimate Lineage, by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; the feast-offering text and instructions, designed to insert within the sadhana text.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra Abhisheka, by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; does not include the feast offering, now published separately.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra with Funeral Liturgy; an edition of the sadhana to be used at funerals, composed and arranged by the Vidyadhara.
Talks on The Sadhana of Mahamudra, by Venerable Changling Rinpoche; vajrayana talks given in Halifax in 2010.
This coming year, we will also publish deluxe editions of The Sadhana of Mahamudra with color reproductions, as well as pocket editions.
You can now order these texts directly online here.
At the request of the Sakyong, we are compiling and publishing a Tibetan edition of the Daily Chants for practice at the Kalapa Court and for aspiring students of Tibetan.
Our refinements and revisions to The Golden Dot: The Epic of the Lha are now underway again after a long hiatus. We will be republishing this in the same elegant design, with facing Tibetan and English text, as all the other Shambhala texts by the Vidyadhara. Look for this in the coming year.
Teaching and Other Activities
Larry gave several Shambhala Online presentations, mostly for Vajrayogini sadhakas. He met with the Avalokiteshvara practitioners and Vajrayogini sadhakas in Boulder last fall and this spring. Larry returned to Dorje Denma Ling to lead a 10-day Chakrasamvara retreat. At Gampo Abbey, he taught The Sadhana of Mahamudra for a week, and soon after provided the orientation for this abhisheka in Halifax. Larry and his wife Gina both attended the funeral ceremonies for the Venerable Tenga Rinpoche in Kathmandu, practicing with lamas and friends at Benchen. During his time in Nepal, Larry also met with a number of teachers and colleagues, including Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and his students, Tulku Pema Wangyal and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Druppön Khenpo Lhaibu, Tendzin Dorjee at Phullahari, and Rafael & Lee Ortet at Tsadra Foundation.
Scott taught a course on the “Modes of Engagement of Mind,” a section of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s Lorik, at Gampo Abbey’s shedra program in November. Over the holidays, he led a mahamudra program in Halifax, practicing with the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s Pointing Out the Dharmakaya. He attended a conference in Bangkok, with a group dedicated to compiling a “Buddhist Bible,” including selections from the Theravadin, mahayana, and vajrayana traditions. Under the auspices of the United Nations, the publication is scheduled for this coming Vaishakha Day. In July, Scott taught at Nitartha Institute in Bellingham, and gave a talk at the Bellingham Shambhala Center on three unique teachings of the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche. With Andy Karr, he continues to lead a weekly class in Halifax, devoted to contemplating the pith heart instructions of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages.
Mark continues to lead weekend Vajrayogini fire offerings at Dorje Denma Ling, focusing on enriching and magnetizing. He has also been giving dharma talks in Washington D.C. when he visits his children there, and has been teaching meditation in Halifax at the North End Meditation Space.
Tingdzin taught the three guru yogas of Marpa, Milarepa, and Gampopa to the three-year retreatants at Söpa Chöling this September.
Jessie, along with Dan Scott, has helped to initiate, manage, and teach at the new North End Meditation Space in Halifax.
Patricia married fellow translator Walker Blaine, and they spent part of their honeymoon in Nepal where they visited Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
Walker is continuing his work on a book about pilgrimage. He led a four-karmas fire offering in January, and a vajrayana intensive in August, at Dorje Denma Ling; and also facilitates an ongoing ngöndro discussion group in Halifax.
David MacLellan, who has been our bookkeeper for several years now, has taken on additional responsibilities as our publishing assistant, helping with reprints and order fulfillment.