Current Program Schedule


Nine-Month Mahamudra Program

Contact Andy (Lama Rabjam) at andrewlevine19@yahoo.com if you are interested in the Nine-Month Mahamudra Program, traditionally starting in September of each year and held in Marin County, Sonoma County, or San Francisco.


Thrangu Chagchen Chögar Practice Days

Contact Keith (Lama Kunzang) at keithale10@gmail.com if you are interested in attending day-long practice sessions at Thrangu Chagchen Chögar in Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County.

Thank you.



Note that MMC no longer updates the program schedule for individual events. Some of the programs from past years have been retained below to illustrate the nature of our offerings.


*** Offerings from Prior Years ***



2013 - 2014 Program Schedule


Nine-Month Mahamudra Program Starting in 2014
by Lama Rabjam (Andy)
Starting First or Second Saturday of Each Calendar Year
First Saturday of the month in Fairfax (and possibly other Marin or Sonoma County locations).
Fee: No minimum donation.

Since 1989, MMC hasconducted an annual 9-month Mahamudra study and practice program. Below please find examples of recent program descriptions.

Please contact Andy at andrewlevine19@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating in a future program. Andy (Lama Rabjam) has been leading the nine-month program at MMC since 2008.


Nine-Month Mahamudra Program (2013-2014)
by Lama Rabjam (Andy)
Starting September 7, 2013
First Saturday of the month in Fairfax (and possibly other Marin County locations).
Fee: No minimum donation.

The songs of Naropa and Tilopa and other great Siddhas according to the oral instructions of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche will serve as a basis for this program. Sessions will include guided meditations in Mahamudra and discussions.

Please contact Andy at andrewlevine19@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating in the 2013-2014 Program. Andy (Lama Rabjam) has been leading the nine-month program at MMC since 2008.


Introduction to Longchen Rabjam's teachings on the Four Chog Zhag and the Three Samadhis (2013-2014)
by Lama Thapkhay (Peter) with Lama Kunzang (Keith)
Starting January 12, 2013
Subsequent meetings: Mar 9, May 11, Sept 14, Nov 9 in 2013 and (Please NOTE: Jan 11 Meeting is CANCELLED) Mar 8, May 10 in 2014.
Location: Thrangu Chagchen Chögar in Kenwood
Fee: No minimum donation.
Time: 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Lama Thapkhay will present the essence instructions of Longchen Rabjam on the “Four Chog Zhag” and “Three Samadhis.” These embody the essence of meditation according to the “path of awareness” of Dzogchen. We will take the time to carefully and leisurely explore each of these methods and meditations based on Longchenpa’s own instructions as provided in the Chöying Dzöd, including clarification of key Tibetan terms. Practice periods will be conducted with the help of Lama Kunzang. These sessions are open to all present and former members of the MMC Nine Month Program. For registration and/or questions, please contact Lama Thapkhay at thapkhay@gmail.com.


Foundation (Basis), Way (Weg), View (Sicht), and Fruition (Frucht) of Mahamudra
by Lama Thapkhay (Peter)
Starting October 14, 2012
Location: Cafuk Yoga Center in Kaiserlautern, Germany
Fee: No minimum donation.
Time: 15.00 Uhr bis 017.00 Uhr

Lama Thapkhay will present an introduction to the ground, path, view, and fruition of Mahamudra based on Wangchug Dorje's MAHAMUDRA Der Ozean des wahren Sinnes and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings. The teaching will be in German. (See center's German website for more specifics.) This is a fundraiser for the rebuilding of Thrangu Monastary in Tibet, which was destroyed in 2010 by an earthquake.


Nine-Month Mahamudra Program (2012-2013)
by Andy Levine (Lama Rabjam)
Starting September 8, 2012
First Saturday of every month. (Due to Labor Day Weekend, in September we meet on the second Saturday)
Location: Novato.
Fee: No minimum donation.

A Cycle of Day and Night by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, will serve as a basis for this program. The unity of Dzogchen and Mahamudra will be an emphasis of this program, while carefully honoring their distinct approaches to discovering our true nature.

Please contact Andy at andrewlevine19@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating in the 2012-2013 Program.


Practice Sessions of of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (2012-2013)
by Keith Hale (Lama Kunzang)
Starting September 15, 2012
Day-Long Practice Retreats held on the second Saturday, every month. (Due to Labor Day Weekend, in September we meet on the third Saturday)
Location: Kenwood
Fee: No minimum donation.

These are informal practice days which will rely on essential instructions of the lineage masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. We may also include gentle tai chi/chi gung practices.

These practice days are open to all past and present members of the MMC Nine-Month Program. Please contact Lama Kunzang at khale@hannacenter.org for registration or additional information.


Nine-Month Mahamudra Program (2011-2012)
by Andy Levine
Starting September 10, 2011
First Saturday of every month. (Due to Labor Day Weekend, in September we meet on the second Saturday)
Location: Novato.
Fee: No minimum donation.

An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, a commentary on Wangchuk Dorje's (9th Karmapa) Ngedon Gyatso, will serve as a basis for this program. Please see Mahamudra Program Areas link and Additonal Information on Texts link for more details regarding fit into curriculum and text, respectively.

Please contact Andy at andrewlevine19@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating in the 2011-2012 Program.


Pith Instructions of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (2011-2012)
by Lama Thapkhay and/or Keith Hale
Starting September 17, 2011
Day-Long Practice Retreats held on second Saturday, every other month. (Due to Labor Day Weekend, in September we meet on the third Saturday)
Location: Kenwood
Fee: No minimum donation.

These are informal practice days which will rely on essential instructions of the lineage masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. We may also include gentle tai chi/chi gung practices.

These practice days are open to all past and present members of the MMC Nine-Month Program. Please contact Lama Thapkhay at thapkhay@gmail.com for registration or additional information.





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