Study Group: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

March 28th

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  • $5 Regular
  • $10 Patron price
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.
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. Please make sure to register by clicking below in order to receive information about upcoming readings.

An optional donation of $5 or $10 may be made online or in person.

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