Parinirvana Day Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast - Open to All

April 4th (2017)

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  • $5 Program Price
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Room: Main Shrine Room

On this day, everyone is invited to practice together The Sadhana of Mahamudra, including the feast offering, to commemorate the passing of the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. That feast practice is usually for a restricted attendance, but is open to all on this special occasion.

The Shambhala Archives has once again prepared a video of select teachings by the Vidyadhara specially for the occasion of Parinirvana Day. This year the 2017 video offering is Mahamudra II, a continuation of last year's Mahamudra presentation from the 1976 Naropa Founders Seminar The Yogic Songs of Milarepa.


The Shambhala Centre will provide the sacred food and drink substances needed for the feast; the rest of the food is provided pot-luck style. Please bring a dish to share. Cost for the feast is $5 if you bring food, $10 if you are unable to bring something. Please bring your own plate, silverware, and glass/cup if you can, and plan to wash them at home.


The Surmang Relics will be displayed along with the Vidyadhara’s practice and personal belongings all day on Tuesday April 4, in the Sakyong’s Audience room, 2nd floor.

Times: 10am to 6pm and again after the Feast for a short time. All are invited to practice sitting meditation with these precious objects. The Surmang Relics are ritual objects from the Surmang Monastery belonging to the Trungpa tulkus. They were hand carried out of Tibet by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1959. They are now housed in the Shambhala Archives vault and are rarely seen. They were last displayed on the 25th anniversary of Parinirvana, in 2012.