This program is open to individuals who have completed a full year of study and the meditation practice for Level I. Alternatively, individuals who have attended live Mahāmudrā retreats with Phakchok Rinpoche and completed at least a year of practice as instructed are also eligible.
Mahāmudrā instructions are renowned as being short, precise, and easy to practice. In this home study program, we offer video and audio instruction by Phakchok Rinpoche, guiding us through a review of the four mind-changings up until essential Mahāmudrā. Study units feature a practice chart, guided meditations, review of key points, practical advice on enhancing techniques, and study questions and reflections. Additionally, senior instructors are available to answer questions either on-line in the course group, or by appointment via phone.
As with the Path of Meditation Level I, this program is designed as a gradual, step-by-step approach that allows individuals to progress within a clear practice framework. The course is designed to unfold over at least a full year of dedicated practice, but the timing will vary according to your own schedule. Throughout the course, individuals can access a course group discussion to post questions about the material or seek clarification.
Moreover, if you would like to arrange a private interview by phone with a senior instructor, we are happy to accommodate that. We encourage students to use the reflection questions and exercises and journal suggestions in addition to the meditation sessions to gain the most benefit from this program.
Warm regards and welcome!
The Samye Institute Team