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Activity Date: 2019/11/25 - 2019/11/29, Released date2019/12/08

Year Four of the Moonbeams of Mahamudra Transmission


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From November 25 to 29 2019, His Eminence Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a contemporary yogi following the footsteps of the forefathers of the Dakpo Kagyu Practice Lineage, completed the fourth year of the Moonbeams of Mahamudra transmission to Dharma students who travelled to Palpung Sherabling from all over the world. Moonbeams of Mahamudra is a text composed by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal that elucidates the stages of the practice of Mahamudra. The teaching was requested and organised by the Palpung Institute of Buddhist Studies.

Rinpoche transmitted the quintessential instructions of the text in his own skilful teaching style. This year, Rinpoche taught about the coemergent wisdom of vipashyana, the second part of the main practice of Mahamudra, by introducing thoughts, appearances and mind as manifestations of Dharmakaya and explained how to maintain this recognition. He taught the view, meditation and application of Mahamudra and emphasized the importance of ascertaining the view through meditation. He then explained the Four Yogas of Mahamudra with the three subdivisions of each of them; the way realizations arise in the mindstream of a practitioner; and the threshold of meditation and post-meditation merging into one.

Rinpoche pointed out that by practicing the Mahamudra Path of Liberation, one can realise the Dharmakaya beyond meditation without having to go through various stages of creation and completion. He clarified through stories and examples the way meditative experiences of bliss, clarity and non-conceptuality arise, presented methods of applying antidotes to obstacles arising in meditation, such as dullness and agitation, and taught practices of transforming the five defilements into wisdom.

By combining the pith instructions of the lineage with his own experience he introduced the ordinary mind, the natural state of the coemergent nature of mind as the great union of emptiness and clarity. Rinpoche explained that the nature of mind will be experienced differently by different meditators depending on whether they have predominantly body, speech or mind personalities. He dispelled any possible misunderstandings of the entire practice with a detailed analysis of difficult points and gave clear, elaborate and complete instructions and guidance on all points of the direct and implicit teachings of the root text.

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