Integral Mahamudra: The Mandala of Awakening

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Patrick Sweeney, the holder of the Karma Kagyü lineage, offers a powerful mahamudra teaching. The term mahamudra literally means “great seal” or “great symbol”, a body of teaching that represents the culmination and fulfillment of all the practices of the new schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Mudra refers to the fact that each phenomenon appears vividly, and maha refers to the fact that it is beyond concept, imagination, and projection.

The Buddhist tradition has numerous skillful methods for trapping the dualistic mind. Watch as Patrick Sweeney creates an environment where the dualistic mind can relax, where we can step out of chronological time, out of the predictability of our own story line, and out of the next moment of “me.” Dropping the identity project, we can open ourselves to something unconditioned. Co-facilitated with Terry Patten, we conclude our series with a Mandala meditation practice, awakening to our Inner Teacher through the emergence of nondual awareness.

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Patrick Sweeney

About Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney, Trimé Lhawang (b. 1959), is the holder of the transmission of the Karma Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism given by Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche to his Western lineage holder, Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin, and then conferred upon Mr. Sweeney. Satdharma is the name of the organization established by the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin to propagate the teachings of this lineage stream