Mahamudra Teleconference Class, with Ari Goldfield
Eighteen Monday Evenings
January 16th - May 15th (plus two summer review sessions, TBA)
5:00-6:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Mahamudra is the set of meditation teachings that help us to develop an intimate and profound relationship with the thoughts, emotions, and sensations that manifest in our consciousness. Mahamudra meditation introduces us to the true nature of our being --- our stainless and invulnerable core --- with the result that strength, love, wisdom, openness, and a deep sense of well-being become part of our direct experience of who we are.
This class, which has been ongoing for five years, provides the unique opportunity to learn and practice Mahamudra with continual close personal guidance and support. Our approach is somatic --- we work directly with the energy of consciousness as it manifests in our subtle feeling body. It is also experiential --- we do not leave Mahamudra as mere abstract theory, but rather explore how relating with Mahamudra actually affects our lives.
Class members have noted both powerful personal transformations and the deep bonds they have developed among themselves.
The class meets by telephone conference call and is limited to
15 participants. There are currently 6 places available. The course tuition fee is $720. Monthly 50-minute ($125) one-on-one meetings with Ari are also required. If you are interested, please email
Ari Goldfield is a Buddhist teacher, translator, and a psychotherapist in private practice. Along with his wife Rose, Ari co-directs Wisdom Sun, the international Buddhist community founded in 2011. From 1996-2009, Ari served as translator, attendant, and general secretary to his own teacher, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Ari is a published author on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, including chapters in The World's Great Wisdom: Timeless Teachings from Religions and Philosophies (SUNY Press) and Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connections between Yoga and Buddhism (Shambhala Publications), and articles in Buddhadharma and Shambhala Sun magazines. His translations include the books: Sun of Wisdom: Teachings on the Noble Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Moon of Wisdom: Chapter Six of Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way, and Stars of Wisdom: Analytical Meditation, Songs of Yogic Joy, and Prayers of Aspiration, and Khenpo Rinpoche's "Song of the Eight Flashing Lances" teaching, which appeared in The Best Buddhist Writing 2007 (all Shambhala Publications). Before beginning his Buddhist training, Ari worked as a corporate attorney in Silicon Valley. Ari and Rose live in San Francisco with their three-year-old son, Oliver.