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The Song of Lodro Thaye

With Matthew Zalichin

October 26 - December 21, 2023

Our Thursday evening class will study the poem, The Song of Lodro Thaye by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye from the Kagyu Gyurtso. Relevant to Phakchok Rinpoche’s presentation of Mahamudra this summer, this poem explains in a clear and lucid way the basics of Mahamudra in terms of ground, path, and fruition. In this class we will focus on path and gain a broader context for Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings. This direct and clear poem will lead us to a deeper understanding of where these teachings fit within our own unique practice career. A copy of the text will be sent upon registration.

Class Schedule:

Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 pm (October 26 – December 21)


Matthew Zalichin
Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. He has, for the most part, practiced as a householder in North America, and from roughly 1981-2000 focused on ngondros, various yidam practices, and dharma center administration while working full time, raising a family, paying mortgages, and so on. Authorized as a meditation instructor in 1981, he taught meditation,…
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