Best Masters of Mahamudra

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Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by dioni » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm

Hello,
I have just found out about the profund teaching of Mahamudra and I would like to practice it with a guide that is accomplished in it.
Can you suggest some Masters of Mahamudra that I could visit to receive instruction and guidance?
Thanks a lot

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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Josef » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:12 pm

dioni wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Hello,
I have just found out about the profund teaching of Mahamudra and I would like to practice it with a guide that is accomplished in it.
Can you suggest some Masters of Mahamudra that I could visit to receive instruction and guidance?
Thanks a lot
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The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by PeterC » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:40 pm

Josef wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:12 pm
dioni wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Hello,
I have just found out about the profund teaching of Mahamudra and I would like to practice it with a guide that is accomplished in it.
Can you suggest some Masters of Mahamudra that I could visit to receive instruction and guidance?
Thanks a lot
Garchen Rinpoche
+1. He frequently teaches the Ganges Mahamudra Updesha, and I cannot recommend enough receiving that from him.

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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Sennin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:58 pm

dioni wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Hello,
I have just found out about the profund teaching of Mahamudra and I would like to practice it with a guide that is accomplished in it.
Can you suggest some Masters of Mahamudra that I could visit to receive instruction and guidance?
Thanks a lot
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Vasana » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:23 pm

Tai Situpa Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Karmapa
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Sennin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:55 pm

Josef wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:12 pm
dioni wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Hello,
I have just found out about the profund teaching of Mahamudra and I would like to practice it with a guide that is accomplished in it.
Can you suggest some Masters of Mahamudra that I could visit to receive instruction and guidance?
Thanks a lot
Garchen Rinpoche
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Post by PSM » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:59 pm

Also Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Matt J » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 pm

I would definitely second Tergar for a number of reasons. I think the organization as a whole is definitely one of the best dharma groups I've ever encountered. I've been practicing with them for the last few years.

First, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and his lamas are great teachers who speak from experience. YMR is very entertaining, devoted to teachings students, and trying to meet people where they are. YMR has a great sense of humor and teaches in English.

Second, they have developed a complete path for householders. You can scale between more and less traditional preliminary tracks or switch back and forth. You can do traditional Ngondro if you want, but it is not mandatory for Mahamudra teachings.

Third, detailed pointing out instructions right away for experienced students, and a great introduction to meditation for anyone. You can do live retreats or online. The curriculum is not too heavy, nor too light.

Fourth, solid online support. They have ongoing study groups, classes, videos, and so on with access to experienced instructors authorized by YMR. YMR also hosts webinars for questions. There is a strong and growing library of materials enough to keep you busy for at least two years.

Fifth, great retreat experience. The larger retreats have both teaching and practice sessions, and are available all over the world.

Sixth, awesome sangha. Everyone is genuinely nice and supportive. They genuinely practice and it shows.

Seventh, the organization is going through a lot of positive changes right now and they are developing a lot of innovative teachings for people of varying types. It is a great time to get involved.
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There is also Mingyur Rinpoche

https://tergar.org/events/exploring-nature-mind-2/
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--- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by weitsicht » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:36 am

Erik Pema Kunsang
Ken McLeod
James Low (rather on the Dzogchen side)
Alan Wallace

if you are interested to see how Westerners transmit the Impeccable

But I guess this thread is quite repetitive to this pinned one
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Silent Bob1 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:08 pm

Matt J wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 pm
I would definitely second Tergar for a number of reasons. I think the organization as a whole is definitely one of the best dharma groups I've ever encountered. I've been practicing with them for the last few years.

First, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and his lamas are great teachers who speak from experience. YMR is very entertaining, devoted to teachings students, and trying to meet people where they are. YMR has a great sense of humor and teaches in English.

Second, they have developed a complete path for householders. You can scale between more and less traditional preliminary tracks or switch back and forth. You can do traditional Ngondro if you want, but it is not mandatory for Mahamudra teachings.

Third, detailed pointing out instructions right away for experienced students, and a great introduction to meditation for anyone. You can do live retreats or online. The curriculum is not too heavy, nor too light.

Fourth, solid online support. They have ongoing study groups, classes, videos, and so on with access to experienced instructors authorized by YMR. YMR also hosts webinars for questions. There is a strong and growing library of materials enough to keep you busy for at least two years.

Fifth, great retreat experience. The larger retreats have both teaching and practice sessions, and are available all over the world.

Sixth, awesome sangha. Everyone is genuinely nice and supportive. They genuinely practice and it shows.

Seventh, the organization is going through a lot of positive changes right now and they are developing a lot of innovative teachings for people of varying types. It is a great time to get involved.
Aryjna wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:41 pm
There is also Mingyur Rinpoche

https://tergar.org/events/exploring-nature-mind-2/
In my experience, the above is all true. I've practiced Vajrayana for over four decades and I'm always drawn back to Tergar retreat. Deep teaching, serious practitioners.

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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Crazywisdom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:38 am

I would urge you find a Mahamudra/Great Perfection Master who teaches according to actual tantras, like Hevajra. A lot of folks fancy themselves ready to skip stages and go straight to pith instructions, but I have it on good authority that this is a mistake.
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:34 pm

Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:38 am
I would urge you find a Mahamudra/Great Perfection Master who teaches according to actual tantras, like Hevajra. A lot of folks fancy themselves ready to skip stages and go straight to pith instructions, but I have it on good authority that this is a mistake.
And for that, on this globe today, there is no one better than HH Sakya Trichen for the former and ChNN for the latter. This is not to say that there aren't many other excellent teachers, but these two are supreme. See them while you still can.
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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

Post by dharmafootsteps » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:49 am

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:34 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:38 am
I would urge you find a Mahamudra/Great Perfection Master who teaches according to actual tantras, like Hevajra. A lot of folks fancy themselves ready to skip stages and go straight to pith instructions, but I have it on good authority that this is a mistake.
And for that, on this globe today, there is no one better than HH Sakya Trichen for the former and ChNN for the latter. This is not to say that there aren't many other excellent teachers, but these two are supreme. See them while you still can.
The 41st Sakya Trichen?

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Re: Best Masters of Mahamudra

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