Parinirvana - Celebration of the Life of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

About This Event

Join us in celebration of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Shambhala.

As a special celebration of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s life, everyone is invited to participate in the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast practice.  This is the only time that those who are not Vajrayana practitioners are permitted to participate in this Feast practice.  The Feast Offering, or ganachakra, uses the simple act of eating and drinking within the sadhana mandala to facilitate the transmutation of passion, aggression, and ignorance energies into the bliss and emptiness experience of tantric practice.  

In keeping with tradition, you may bring a favorite photo of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche to place on the shrine for the practice.

Traditionally, the main components of the feast are meat, fermented alcohol, and torma, a ceremonial barley cake.  The practice leader will prepare and bring a torma.  Please bring finger foods, including meat, fermented alcohol, and other finger foods of your choice to share.  These offerings should enrich your personal connection with the practice.  If you have any food or drink sensitivities, please bring your preferred substitutes.

All other questions, please contact coordinator Heather Wenrich.

Donations to the Center are always welcome.




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