December 10, 2017 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM America/Los Angeles Timezone

Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind


5 Sunday Evenings: Oct 15, 29, Nov 5,12, Dec 10; 6:30-8:00pm

Mahamudra is a practice that leads one to directly experience the open, luminous, pure nature of mind.

The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556–1603) is renowned for his three definitive texts on Mahamudra. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is the most pith and accessible of these three, and is the focus of this class.

The text, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, has 2 main topics: Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipashyana (insight) meditation.  Part 1 of this class  covered Shamatha meditation briefly and focused on the Vipashyana practice of “looking at” the mind, in stillness, in movement, within appearances, in relation to the body.

This class series, Part 2, consists of exploring, through teaching, meditation and discussion, the 5 “Pointing Out” practices:

  1. Pointing out the still mind
  2. Pointing out the moving mind
  3. Pointing out the mind within appearances
  4. Pointing out body and mind as being the same or different
  5. Pointing out the still and moving mind as the same or different

All who have had some experience with meditation are welcome to join this class, which will add depth to your understanding of meditation and our true nature.  Recordings of Part I are available, please use the Contact Us link below to ask about access to the recordings.

Location: Sukhasiddhi Center, Fairfax CA.

Cost: $75-$95 for the series. New students are welcome to attend the first class on a donation basis to see if it is suitable for their practice.

Member cost: teacher dana only. Contribute online or by cash or check when attending the event.

Registration: Register here.

Questions? Contact Us


lamadondrupLama Döndrup has practiced and studied in the Buddhist tradition for over twenty years. After five years of Theravadin Buddhist training, she immersed herself in the teachings and practices of the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu Vajrayana lineages. In 2005, she completed the traditional three-year retreat and was authorized as a lama. In addition to her Buddhist practice, Lama Döndrup has trained in the Diamond Approach for seven years and has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in piano performance. She is on the piano faculty at San Domenico Music Conservatory.

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