In this recorded class, the instructors helped to identify the literal meanings in the sadhana and glimpse the deeper meanings by drawing on commentary by the Trungpa Rinpoche, a literal translation of the text by the Nalanda Translation Committee, and a variety of other sources in the Kagyu-Nyingma tradition.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a highly poetic text that expresses essential teachings of the traditions the Vidyadhara inherited from his teachers. With little or no commentary, a practitioner at any stage of the path can experience its power and presence.
Yet, the sadhana is also so jam-packed with dharma that a detailed exploration rewards us and can make the ritual even more powerful to practice. Delving into the details and the moving parts at the heart of the Sadhana doesn’t dry up the magic–it enhances it. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.