Acharya Lama Tenpa Teaching Tour - 2024 - Nalandabodhi Seattle

Take a tour of your mind with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Mahamudra Vipashyana: Spontaneous Presence

Nalanda West, Seattle, WA
Saturday & Sunday, September 28–29, 2024

"When we practice Mahamudra Vipashyana, we investigate appearances as mind, the mind as empty, and emptiness as radiant, spontaneous presence."

Please join Nalandabodhi’s Chancellor Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen at Nalanda West in Seattle, WA (or online) for a weekend retreat, delving into and meditating on the third pointing out instruction of Mahamudra Vipashyana on Spontaneous Presence.

This program is open to everyone. However, it is recommended that participants have a daily meditation practice plus some understanding of Buddhist teachings and Vajrayana.

What

Mahamudra Vipashyana: Spontaneous Presence

With momentary insight into the nature of appearances and the nature of mind, what might those experiences uncover? What is the essence of the present moment? How do we stabilize that abiding truth?

Where and When

Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, September 29, 2024, at Nalanda West in Seattle, WA or online.

Meals

For those participating onsite at Nalanda West, simple vegetarian lunches will be offered both days. Tea and coffee will be offered, as well as snacks.

Register for Onsite / Online

Onsite Registration

Thank you for your interest in joining us for the onsite at Nalanda West for Mahamudra Vipashyana: Spontaneous Presence.

Online Registration

Thank you for your interest in joining us online for Mahamudra Vipashyana: Spontaneous Presence.

Schedule

All times are Pacific Time (UTC-7). Download a PDF of the schedule here.

Saturday, September 28, 2024
Time Detail
9:15–9:30 AM
Welcome and Orientation
9:30–9:40 AM
Opening Chants
9:40–10:30 AM
Meditation
10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Teaching 1 by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
12:00–2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00–3:00 PM
Meditation led by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
3:00-3:30 PM
Coffee/Tea Break
3:30–5:00 PM
Teaching 2 by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
5:00 PM
Closing Chants
Sunday, September 29, 2024
Time Detail
9:30–9:40 AM
Opening Chants
9:40–10:30 AM
Meditation
10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Teaching 3 by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
12:00–2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00–3:00 PM
Meditation led by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
3:00-3:30 PM
Coffee/Tea Break
3:30–4:30 PM
Q&A with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
4:30 PM
Closing Chants

There’s More!

The Tour of Your Mind is a series of interconnected retreats guided by Lama Tenpa. Recordings will be available for three months after the program ends.

Mahamudra Vipashyana: The Nature of Appearances

Boulder, CO | August 23-25

All things in our world appear to be so real, but are they? We may know that appearances are not independent and permanent, so what keeps us believing otherwise? How do we experience their true nature?

Mahamudra Vipashyana: The Nature of Mind

West Hartford, CT | September 6-8

We talk about having a mind, but when we look for it, where is it? What is it? How does that fresh experience feel, and how is it different from analysis or conceptual thinking?

About Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was born in Nepal and entered the monastery at age thirteen. In 1981, Lama Tenpa and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche enrolled in the first class of Rumtek Monastery’s Karma Shri Nalanda Institute in Sikkim, India. Acharya excelled in his Buddhist studies at the Institute, under some of the greatest living masters in the Kagyü lineage. Under the guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, he completed a three-year retreat in Pullahari, Nepal.

Lama Tenpa was the resident teacher at H.H. the 17th Karmapa’s Theksum Tashi Choling in Hamburg, Germany. He has also served as a faculty member of the Religious Studies Department at Naropa University, where he specialized in teaching graduate courses in Tibetan tradition.

As Chancellor of Nalandabodhi International, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen works closely with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, especially in teaching the view and practices of Mahamudra in a pragmatic, informal style. After Rinpoche, Acharya is Nalandabodhi’s most revered teacher and teaches regularly around the world.

Please join for this precious opportunity to receive pointing out from an authentic Mahamudra teacher, and experience the power and blessings of practicing together.