|Lama Karma Drodhul at Santa Monica KTC, July 1
|Saturday, July 1
10 AM – 12 PM | Stories of the Karma Kagyu Lineage
1 PM – 3 PM | Mahamudra Lineage Prayer practice
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|Dear Dharma friends,
We are delighted to announce a special teaching event with Lama Karma Drodhul. Lama Karma will delve into the rich history and profound teachings of the Kagyu Lineage Holders, offering a rare opportunity to discover stories about their lives.
The Kagyu Lineage is among the most revered and influential in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. It encompasses a long lineage of enlightened masters, and this teaching will focus on several notable figures, including:
• Vajradhara: The primordial Buddha and ultimate source of all past, present, and future Buddhas.
• Tilopa: The Indian Mahasiddha who received direct teachings from Vajradhara and transmitted them to his disciple, Naropa.
• Naropa: The renowned scholar and mystic who played a vital role in the development of the Kagyu Lineage.
• Marpa: The great Tibetan translator and yogi who undertook arduous journeys to India to receive teachings from Naropa and other masters.
• Milarepa: The celebrated poet, hermit, and yogi who achieved enlightenment within a single lifetime through his unwavering devotion and practice.
• Gampopa: The renowned physician who combined the Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings, forming the foundation of the Kagyu Lineage.
• Dusum Khenpa: The first Karmapa, an emanation of Amitabha Buddha, who established the Karma Kagyu tradition.
These luminous beings and other Karmapas have inspired countless practitioners throughout the centuries. Lama Karma will share profound insights, anecdotes, and teachings, shedding light on their remarkable lives and deepening our understanding of their contributions to the path of liberation.
The teaching event will consist of two sessions, providing ample reflection and discussion opportunities. In the afternoon session, Lama Karma will guide us through meditation practice, allowing us to integrate the teaching, cultivate a direct connection with the Kagyu Lineage Holders’ wisdom, and develop inner peace and clarity.
Whether you are new to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, this will be a transformative experience that will enrich your spiritual journey.