This retreat is based studying Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings on the three stages of the Tibetan Buddhist path (Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana) with a focus on his three-volume work: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. It will be an opportunity to explore these teachings within a similar context to that in which they were originally given: 3-month residential training programs called Vajradhatu Seminaries. In the past, these teachings were only available to his closest students; however, Trungpa's desire was for them eventually to be made more broadly available.
This year we will focus on the first volume of The Profound Treasury, called The Path of Individual Liberation. The structure of this retreat will include main talks, discussion groups, and elective classes, as well as regular periods of sitting and walking meditation. Meditation instruction will be available.
This retreat will be led by Judy Lief (editor of The Profound Treasury) as well as other senior students of Trungpa Rinpoche. These retreats are infused with the spirit of beginner’s mind, where curious students can come together to explore, question, and learn from each other, regardless of age or experience level. Please visit www.ProfoundTreasuryWest.com for complete information.
Blazing Mountain Retreat Center
About the Teacher
Judy Lief has been a teacher and practitioner for over 35 years, and continues to teach throughout the world. Ms. Lief was a close student of Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who trained and empowered her as a teacher in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. Ms. Lief is an author and editor of numerous books on Buddhist meditation and psychology including Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality. Her articles have appeared in The Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, O Magazine, Buddhadharma, and The Naropa Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy.
To apply for this retreat, please visit the Profound Treasury web page, or go directly to the application form itself. For questions, please contact the Profound Treasury’s staff directly through this link.
Tuition for the retreat is $400, or $350 if you take advantage of Early Bird pricing. You may send in your payment all at once, or in two installments. During the registration process you will be able to choose your method of payment.