Four-month Mahamudra Program
Söpa Chöling

March 1 to July 2, 2014

Karmapa thangkaMany people have asked if they could join the Söpa Chöling three-year retreat's remarkable Mahamudra program. With great delight, we can now offer you this opportunity. You will spend one month practicing guru yoga, followed by the three-month Mahamudra practice exactly as it is done in the three-year retreat.

As an alternative, instead of doing the entire program, you can do the mandatory first month of guru yoga and then either the first month of Mahamudra practice or the first two months of Mahamudra practice.

Qualified students — those who have completed the Kagyu ngöndro and Vajrayogini mantras — can also use this program as a stepping stone to join the current three-year retreat (Group G, beginning September 2014).

In order to attend this program, you must have received pointing-out instructions.

You may wonder why guru yoga is practiced first. To quote the incomparable Jetsun Gampopa, "Mahamudra depends on the kindness of the guru and cannot be conveyed by any other means."

Enrollment is limited to eight men and eight women. First priority will be given to students planning to join the current Söpa Chöling three-year retreat. The next priority is for those attending the entire four-month retreat.

Dates: March 1 to July 2, 2014

Fee: $1300 per month. A deposit of $1300 is required to hold your spot.

Text: Pointing Out the Dharmakaya by the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje

For more information or to apply, please email