“The word Mahamudra literally means “great seal” or “great symbol”, Mahamudra basically refers to ultimate reality – to sunyata or emptiness, but the word Mahamudra also refers to the very nature of the mind.
Ultimate reality, which is Mahamudra, is all pervasive and non differentiated and does not fall on either side of subject or object because of its all pervasive nature, therefore the concept is not different from the nature of the mind itself.
From this point of View, the nature of the mind is different from the mind that we normally refer to in ordinary discourse. Normally when we talk about the mind, what we mean is the mind which thinks, which wills, which experiences emotions and so forth, but when we talk about the nature of the mind we are talking about something which goes beyond all that.
Therefore, the nature of the mind and ultimate reality are known as Mahamudra, being that there is that sense of non-duality.”
–Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
His Eminence Nubpa Rinpoche will introduce us to the Mahamudra view and where it is placed in the context of the Buddhist tradition.
H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche is an exceptional master of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. He is both the scholar and the Siddha of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage, full of wisdom with loving kindness and compassion, which is of utmost importance for the general public and all levels of sentient beings.
His Holiness The Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche has appointed H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche as the Spiritual Director of Milarepa Retreat Center, New Zealand.