Finding a Place of Rest: Mahamudra Meditations
with Stephan Pende
Exploring the nature of consciousness may be the best way to take the essence of this precious human life. Mahamudra, translated as “great seal,” is the universal reality of emptiness – of nonduality – the inborn nature of all phenomena. It always exists within us. We start right where we are and discover a place of rest that will be accessible everywhere and in any kind of situation. These meditations help us go beyond ego’s addiction to a limited sense of self and taste the lightness and expansiveness of our own true nature.
We base our journey on Lama Yeshe’s book Mahamudra – How to Discover Your True Nature. Lama Yeshe has an amazing skill to make this profound exploration accessible to the Western mind, independent of your background and experience.
All are welcome to attend, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.
About the Teacher
Stephan Pende Wormland has studied and practiced meditation in multiple traditions for over 30 years. He was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years. During that time, he served as director of FPMT’s Nalanda Monastery and spent five years in group and solitary retreats. While Stephan’s main teacher is Lama Zopa Rinpoche, he has also received teachings from great Tibetan Masters of the four schools including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kirti Thenshap Rinpoche, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, and Choden Rinpoche. He has also practiced and studied with esteemed Western teachers like Peter Fenner, Alan Wallace, Rob Preece, Alex Berzin, Pema Chodron, Robert Thurman, and Ken McLeod.
Stephan has been the resident teacher for FPMT’s Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen for many years and currently teaches meditation in Buddhist Centers around Europe. Since 2009 he has been studying Radiant Mind with Peter Fenner, completed the Nondual Teacher Training, and is a program adviser of Potential Project.