Mondays, Oct. 16 - Dec. 4, 2017. 7 pm—9 pm.
Winter Solstice Celebratory Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Between 1973 and 1986, Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche presented the core teachings of the Vajrayana lineage and tradition in annual three-month intensive practice and study programs known as the Vajradhatu Seminaries. The seminaries traversed the Three Yanas of the Buddhist Path: the Hinayana, the Mahayana, and culminating in the Vajrayana. These teachings have been masterfully edited by Judy Lief in the three volumes of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma.
The Vajrayana teachings from these Vajradhatu Seminaries are a complete and profound transmission in English of the Buddhist Tantric teachings to the West. The third volume of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, entitled The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness imparts the entire spectrum of Vajrayana teachings in the brilliant and penetrating style for which Trungpa Rinpoche is famed. In our class we will study this volume.
Studying these seminal transmissions of Tantra to the West and combining them with practice is particularly powerful and valuable for all Vajrayana students of all teachers and traditions. The class will provide an excellent opportunity to deepen our insight and experience of the Vajrayana in a community of fellow practitioners.
Class format: The class will combine meditation practice, guided meditations, talks and discussion. Weekly readings in the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma will be assigned.
Who: This class is open to those who have received formal Vajrayana transmission, or pointing out instruction, from a qualified lineage holder. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about this.
Teachers: Judith Lief (introductory talk), Barbara Smith, John Weber, Jim Yensan.
Cost of class: $125 Eight class sessions.
(Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast, $20; feast registration will be separate)
The Book: For those who do not have a copy of Volume Three: the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, Shambhala Publications has generously offered to extend a 40% discount for a one time group order for registrants in this class. The book is also available in the Naropa University Library for in-library reading.
Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org