Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma Study Group

January 11th—December 27th (2017)

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    Room: Tantra Shrine Room
    This group will engage in ongoing study of the The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, starting with Volume 1, The Path of Individual Liberation.  Preliminary meeting dates are listed above.
    The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma is a 3-volume compendium of Tibetan Buddhism, distilled from talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche during the 13 Vajradhatu Seminaries conducted between 1973 and 1986.  This work, conducted under the editorial direction of Judith Lief, contains teachings on the major themes of the three turnings of the Wheel of Dharma — Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
    The group is open to all; there are no prerequisites.  Every meeting of the group will be led on a rotating basis by an emerging teacher from the Philadelphia Shambhala Community, supported by the sangha’s senior teachers.  

    The expected structure of the group’s meetings will be:

    •                Short period of Mindfulness-Awareness meditation
    •                Brief comments on the chapter or chapters to be covered by the evening’s group leader
    •                Structured discussion of the material, using the structure:  
                                     Hearing — studying the words
                                     Contemplating — understanding the words through self-reflection
                                     Meditating — assimilating and embodying the teaching
    Participants will be expected to have read and contemplated the text in preparation for attending the meeting.  

    While regular attendance will be invaluable for integrating these teachings, for most people, it will be impossible to attend every session. To facilitate continuity, the preliminary study schedule is posted below:

    July 13:         Chapters 1-3,  pp. 3-20
    July 27:         Chapter 4,       pp. 21-39
    August 10:    Chapter 5-6     pp. 40-55
    August 24:    Chapter 7-8,    pp. 56-64
    Sept. 7:         Chapter 9        pp. 65-79

    In the event there are any changes to the study schedule, registered students will be notified through email.

    A donation of $5 to $10 per class is requested but not required to attend.

    For questions please contact:  Edwin Rupert, [email protected]

    Please make sure to register online in order to receive updates should changes in the schedule occur.