(May 11-18) “Mudra: The Full Scope” with Craig Warren Smith, Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron
May 11 @ 7:00 pm - May 18 @ 5:00 pm$1015
Dr. Craig Warren Smith comments on the “Six Spokes” material and how it transcends simple “self actualization” and takes us outwards, towards a decent approach to a world in need.
Wake up to your inherent freedom…
Inspired by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s early education in Tibetan monastic dance, Mudra Space Awareness is an immersive mind-body discipline that awakens by disrupting entrenched physical and emotional patterns.
Mudra today is a marriage of imagination and physical activity. Profound and creative exercises look into the face of today’s disruptive forces and intensity to evoke confidence and transformation in our spiritual and professional lives.
Through a combination of intensive physical training, contemplation, sensory awareness and discussion, Mudra addresses living in the 21st century.
This week will be a complete immersion in Mudra Space Awareness. It will combine focused sensory awareness with physical training that leads to a radical shift in our understanding of the mind-body relationship in all aspects of our lives.
Senior Mudra teachers Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron will present the broad scope of these experiential teachings that conveys their application to spiritual awakening, lifestyle balance and professional development.
Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Chairman of Mudra Institute will lecture on the Mudra Manifesto, which proclaims how these teachings respond to the groundlessness of our current moment.
What about Mudra?
“Mudra opens me to my life and the dharma in the most profound ways.”
“Getting a taste of different energies, styles and personalities was very rich and inspiring. The co-creation of practice made the possibility to embody mudra principles in my life very real.”
“Fills out the other teachings. So subtle and so deep and profound.”
“Extremely valuable, opportunity to experience different teachers and styles, approaches.”
Who Should Attend this Mudra Week?
The retreat is open to everyone who has previously taken a Mudra weekend or retreat or who is part of an ongoing Mudra group.
The week retreat (including the weekend version), has three dimensions:
- Vision: Mudra provides an experiential glimpse of non-dual perception, in which self and other co-arise in a moment of perception. Practitioners can gain a pragmatic and accessible understanding of Dzogchen and Mahamudra, Tibetan Buddhism’s highest non-dual teachings, in which self and other co-arise in each moment.
- Method: Exercises and postures train the practitioner to make inner “gestures” – subtle actions – that rework the mind/body relationship and alter sense perceptions while restoring balance. These result in a refreshing level of flexibility and awareness that is applicable to every situation.
- Applications: First presented as theater training and a vital complement to meditation and contemplative practices, Mudra has evolved to be applicable to everyday life – professional development, e.g. health, family, education, art and entrepreneurship. Applied Mudra can be activated in both digital and physical settings.
As noted by Acharya John Rockwell,
“The Vidyadhara’s teachings on Mudra Space Awareness are one of Shambhala’s hidden treasures. The cycle of exercises embody his creative genius in making the vajrayana teachings accessible and penetrating. He begins at the beginning — how to be in space — then takes us step by step through how to stand, walk, relate with things, and interact with people. So simple, yet so revealing! “