Lama Glenn Mullin in Syracuse

Glenn H. Mullin is an internationally renowned Tibetologist, author, translator, and expert on Buddhist meditation. For many years he lived in Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama, where he studied Tibetan language, literature, yoga, and meditation under 25 of the greatest Tibetan masters. He is author of over 20 books on Buddhist topics, and he lectures and conducts workshops throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and the Far East.

If you are coming from out of town, we recommend staying at Econolodge in Dewitt, NY, about 15 minutes away from the Zen Center. 

For information about lodgings in Cazenovia, please see the Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This a fascinating Tibetan pilgrimage journey, led by Tibetologist Glenn Mullin and filmed by Michael Wiese, through which the viewer will explore the caves where the early Buddhist masters achieved enlightenment, enter the monasteries where the early Dalai Lamas and the founders of Tibetan Buddhism meditated and taught, and - at the altitude of 16,000 feet - look into the remarkable Oracle Lake where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions. 

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 11:30pm - Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 1:30am

What is Tantra? All schools of Tibetan Buddhism refer to Tantra as the fast path to enlightenment, using the expression ”Tse-chik Lu-chik” or “enlightenment in one life time, in one body.”  During this fascinating evening, Lama Glenn Mullin will lecture and lead a discussion of the basic principles of tantric practice with a few experiential exercises

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 5:00am - Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 4:59am

Tibetan practice will not take place this Saturday, March 2.  Instead, Lama Glenn Mullin will be giving an all day workshop on the Five Faces of Mahamudra

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Mahamudra means “The Great Seal”, and refers to sealing or stamping each moment of experience with the stamp of pleasure and openness combined.   “The Five Faces of Mahamudra,” or Chak-chen De-nga in Tibetan, refers to a special lineage of Mahamudra coming through Marpa and Milarepa to the early Drikung Kargyu masters, and from them to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lamas.  This workshop will experiment with some of the meditation techniques associated with this “ear whispered” lineage.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

One of the most popular lineages of meditation and mantra for healing self and others is that known in Tibetan as “Tse-ta Zung-trel,” or “Healing by Amitayus and Hayagriva Combined.” The lineage originates in the Indo-Nepali female mystic Siddharani, and was brought to Tibet by Rechungpa.  Master Rechungpa passed it to Milarepa, and from him it came down through the centuries.  We will follow commentary of the First Dalai Lama, with reference to the sadhanas by the Second, Fifth and Seventh Dalai Lamas.