Mudra Space Awareness

An Online Introduction

Mudra Space Awareness Class Karme Choling Vermont


Suzann Duquette

Tai Pimputkar

Date & Time Details:

June 2023



Program Fee:

Generosity Price - $25

Tuition - $20

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Karmê Chöling
(802) 633-2384

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Everyone is welcomed!

Join us for a three-hour dive into the illuminating mind-body practice of Mudra Space Awareness. This introduction will explore what Mudra Space Awareness is and how we practice it.

The three-hour session will include:

  • Mudra Being practice
  • Mudra intensifications (Lizard and/or Generosity)
  • Contemplation of Mudra slogans
  • Sharing and discussion
  • Sensory explorations

Mudra is a powerful practice and training originally taught by Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche to students in the 1970s. It helps the practitioner grow more familiar with the unfamiliar groundlessness of now.

The practice invites us to inhabit our bodies and the present moment through body postures called intensifications and exploratory activities, called clinics. Intensifications and all of Mudra’s exploratory activities cut through ego and discursive mind, stabilizing one’s experience in the present moment.

Unlike meditation practice that can be still and quiet, Mudra includes movement, muscular intensity, sound, and play. Mudra is always done in groups and usually in-person. Our online classes are relatively new since COVID.

If you are new to Mudra, and would like to attend a Mudra weekend or retreat as an online participant, this 3-hour introduction is a prerequisite. Our next weekend Mudra retreat, which will be offered for both in-person and online participants, will be Mudra Space Awareness: The Power of Authentic Gesture June 23-25. Attending this 3-hour introduction and practice session will qualify you to join the June retreat via Zoom.

This will be an opportunity for all of us to enjoy Mudra practice together as we deepen into our bodies and the present moment. Please join us!

If you have any questions, please let us know at:

All funds support Mudra Space Awareness practice at Karmê Chöling - in person or online.

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Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Generosity Price: $25.00
You're able to help us with this commitment by choosing the "Generosity Price". The money above the basic tuition cost goes into a scholarship fund for those who might not be able to attend a program otherwise.

Tuition: $20.00
This is the price of the program, it does not include housing options or material fees.


Payment Policies:
Please read the payment policy before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


Suzann Duquette Karme Choling
Suzann Duquette

Mudra Instructor - Suzann Duquette began her lifelong exploration of Mudra in 1974 as part of the Berkeley Mudra Space Awareness Group led by Dr. Craig Warren Smith. Suzann views the power of embodied awareness as essential to awakening, and Mudra, as taught by Chögyam Trungpa, as a profound method for tasting direct experience and bringing embodiment into effective action in all aspects of our lives. Among many Mudra gatherings and retreats, Suzann co-taught a landmark, month-long Mudra and meditation retreat with Dr. Smith in 2004 and the 2019 Mudra Summit that brought together leading Mudra teachers at Karmê Chöling. Appointed as co-director of Karmê Chöling (1995 - 2001) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Suzann was also a senior teacher of the center, 2007 - 2012, and its resident senior teacher, 2012 - 2023. Suzann also teaches Daoist-Qigong and strategic leadership in the lineages of Dr. Eva Wong. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they own and run Blue Skies, a B & B.

Tai Pimputkar

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