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Mahamudra Meditation

Join us on for a live online teaching with Jhampa Shaneman who will help us engage in a Mahamudra Meditation and its practical applications.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 – 9.00 pm CET
WHERE: Online
LEVEL: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!

On this evening, Jhampa Shaneman will guide us how to start or sustain our Mahamudra Meditation Practice and explain the fundamental principles about meditation on non-duality, emptiness and the clear light-mind.

Mahamudra refers to an advanced and sophisticated system of meditation on the nature of the mind, and the realizations gained through it. Having a focus shifting from the content to the experience of the experience, the ultimate goal is to achieve a non-dual awareness by observing emptiness (Sanskrit: Shunyata).

The term ‘Mahamudra’ is Sanskrit. ‘Maha’ means ‘great’ and refers to great bliss, and ‘mudra’ here means ‘non-deceptive’ and refers to emptiness. Mahamudra is the union of great bliss and emptiness.

About the teacher:

One of the first western Buddhist monks in the Tibetan tradition of Mahayana Buddhism, Jhampa met Ven. Lama Yeshe and became one of his first male sangha members in 1971. From that time, Jhampa studied mainly in Dharmsala, India, learning the Tibetan language. He studied under His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche (His Holiness’s senior tutor) and the Ven. Geshe Rabten and Geshe Dhargaye. Over the next 10 years in India, he was introduced to many tenets of Buddhism, interspersing this with periods of meditational retreat. He had the opportunity to study and work as a translator for Masters of all 4 sects of Tibetan Buddhism. By 1980, he had completed 6 years of study of the sutras and tantras and approximately 4 years of short retreats such as the four preliminaries and several deities. In the fall of 1980, Jhampa entered the traditional Great Retreat and spent the next three and a half years on the mountain above Dharmsala, India. This was under the spiritual guidance of Ven. Ling Rinpoche. Upon completing that retreat, he returned to Canada. Jhampa is no longer an ordained monk. He established three Dharma centers on Vancouver Island and lived there for 18 years. He adopted and helped raise two children.

Jhampa was the resident teacher for 18 years for the FPMT center Rinchen Zangpo in Mexico.   Yearly he offers Mindfulness and Gradual Path retreats in Mexico, plus teaching and leading various tantric deity retreats.  He is one of the few western practitioners to be given permission by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to teach all levels of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.


Cost: Suggested donation is 0-40 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!

Register: Here


April 19


19:00 - 21:00



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