Mahamudra, the Great Seal, is the essence of all Dharma teachings and one of the supreme paths of practice. It condenses all of the Buddha’s teachings into a single gradual path is short, precise, and easy to practice.
Basing his instructions on students’ prior experience, Phakchok Rinpoche will teach on the stages of shamatha meditation and then on vipashyana mediation. Rinpoche will also share priceless pith instructions and teach different methods for overcoming various obstacles that can obscure one’s meditation practice.
Rinpoche suggests that all students prepare for this program by or by following the Dharma Stream teachings at a study group or center.
Additionally, please consider that Rinpoche offers and online course through Samye Institute in which he teaches the stages of Shamatha meditation. Ideally, it would be best to start practicing these teachings now in order to develop some practice experience and sincere questions prior to the retreat. You can access the course at https://samyeinstitute.org/course/path-of-meditation-level-one/