The Highway of the Conquerors: Teachings on the Mahamudra (Hybrid)

The Mahamudra is a direct method for looking beyond our thoughts to the very nature of the mind. These teachings seek to reveal the heart of the mystery of our experience by offering different ways of understanding the mind, the self and the nature of reality. In this class, this task is approached both conceptually and through meditation with the guidance of Khensur Rinpoche Thupten Tenzin. Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D. will also provide an important lecture. Isa Gucciardi will assist with practice instruction.


Registration fee: $325
Early Registration before August 24: $295

This is an online course that is part video and part live online video conference. You will receive access to the student portal page to watch the videos at your convenience. There will be 2 video conference meetings and 2 practice instruction meetings where you can ask questions of the teacher and learn from the questions and experiences of the other participants. The first video will be available on or around August 25 and videos will be added throughout the course. Please allow ample time to watch the videos and do the meditations prior to the live class meetings. Videos will be available for two weeks after class ends.

Class Meetings
Sundays, September 24 & October 22, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Additional Practice Instruction with Isa on:
Tuesday, September 12, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific Time
Saturday, November 11, 1:30pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Time

Please Note: If you are new to Buddhist practice, it is highly recommended that you take Applied Buddhist Psychology 1: Entering the Stream and Applied Buddhist Psychology 2: The Enlightened Mind as an introduction to Buddhism. These are available On Demand.

For repeating and late registrations please email for information on how to register.

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Registration is closed for this event. To check availability, please contact us at or (415) 333-1434.