Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Weekend

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 3 - 4

In this online, all-sangha weekend, we will explore the relevance of the Sadhana of Mahamudra in our lives and, on Sunday, April 4, will celebrate the Parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Acharya Suzann Duquette will continue the exploration that she began last year, with additional teachings on the relevance of the five skandhas to the Sadhana.

The Sadhana of Mahamudra was written by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche while on retreat in Bhutan in 1968. This retreat marked a profound turning point in his presentation of the buddhadharma. The text and practice contain essence teachings for Western culture on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. The text presents a fruition vajrayana view, bringing together the devotion mahamudra of the Kagyü and the crazy wisdom ati of the Nyingma. As such, it is a powerful touchstone for understanding Shambhala’s vajrayana heritage.


You must register by Thursday, April 1, to receive the zoom link in time for the start of the program. If you would like to attend ONLY the Parinirvana Feast on Sunday, you may register at this link: https://www.karmecholing.org/program?id=6660


The online Zoom room will open at 8:45 a.m EASTERN TIME on Saturday, April 3, 2021, for you to sign-in, check your connection, and do any necessary trouble-shooting of technical issues. The program will run from 9am to about 5:30pm on Saturday. The Sunday schedule will begin at 9am, break at 12:30pm and resume at 4pm for the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

This program can be taken as a stand-alone class OR as part of the three month study series, Unmasking the Three Lords of Materialism. If you are registered for the full three month series, you are already registered for this class and do not need to re-register.


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.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies 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.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Acharya Suzann Duquette

Acharya Duquette has been a student in the lineage of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche for 45 years and has served as a leader and teacher since the 1980s. Former co-director of Karmê Chöling, she is currently the center’s Resident Acharya. She is also Rupa Acharya, responsible for Shambhala’s liturgical forms, which includes the training of umdzes and chöpöns through the Shambhala Ritual Academy. Acharya Duquette respects the power of body awareness in deepening spiritual awakening and emphasizes body disciplines in her retreats and programs. She teaches widely, including Mudra Space Awareness and Daoist-Qigong.

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