Join us for teachings from “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma”

Beginning Wednesday March 19th,  the Shambhala Center of White River will present a series of 5 talks on “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma” with sitting meditation at 5:30 and the class to begin at 6:30 following light refreshments.

This class is both special and unique. The teachings published in the 3 volume set had previously only been available to attendees of a 3 month training period called Vajrayana Seminary. Below is the text from the publisher which explains the context of the course. We will not be able to present the entirety of the Hinyana teachings in a five week course, but we hope to begin to delve into them a bit and then bring these amazing teachings to bear in our lives.

We are very lucky to have Robert Lamprey lead this course. Robert was a long time student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s and has done extensive teaching through an advanced study and practice program called Ngeton School. He presently is self employed as an appraiser of conservation land projects and is the Head Instructor at Aikido, Montpelier.

Register now on our Classes and Retreats page.

From the publishers:

The three volumes of this extraordinary work present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to end, as taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is based on the teachings presented at the annual three-month meditation and study retreats known as the Vajradhatu Seminaries, which he led every summer from 1973 to 1986. This remarkable material—which has never before been published—presents Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching on the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana in a way that joins the traditional concepts with contemplative understanding.

The first volume, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. It examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with an emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study. The formal entry into the hinayana and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The hinayana path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more.

An interview with the editor: