Parinirvana and Resounding of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
April 4 / 9:00 AM - April 5 / 5:00 PM
Resounding of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
On April 4th, we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. On this special occasion, the Boulder Shambhala Center and Naropa University are hosting the first reading, or resounding, of a newly published three-volume set of teachings by Trungpa Rinpoche entitled ‘The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma.’
April 4, Thursday 9am-noon and 1:30-5pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center
April 5, Friday 9am-noon and 1:30-5pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center
April 6, Saturday 9am--4pm at Naropa's Nalanda Campus
For three days, beginning on April 4th, we will read aloud the first volume, ‘The Path of Individual Liberation.’ For the first two days, the readings will be in the main shrine room at the Boulder Shambhala Center, located at 14th and Spruce.
The readings on Saturday will be at Naropa University’s Nalanda Campus at 63rd and Arapahoe. Then, on Saturday evening, Naropa will host the first panel discussion to celebrate the launch of the publication of the The Profound Treasury. The panel is called Saints, Scholars & Dharma Bums: The Legacy of Chögyam Trungpa in the West, and will explore the relevance of Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings and their impact on Buddhism in the West.
All are welcome to attend and listen to these three days of readings by a variety of readers resounding the extraordinary teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
There is no charge; you can come and go as your schedule allows.
In addition to the readings, in the evenings there will be additional events to celebrate the Parinirvana, as well as the publication of the The Profound Treasury.
April 4, 6:30pm Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast at the Boulder Shambhala Center - $15
April 5, 6pm Vajrayogini Feast at the BSC – restricted to authorized practitioners - $15
April 6, 6:30pm A Panel Discussion at Naropa’s Nalanda Campus – no charge
For more information on each evening, please click the link associated with the event above.
About The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma:
For thirteen years, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche spent three months of the year presenting Buddhist teachings to a group of his senior students. These seminaries, as they were called, were a landmark moment in a practitioner’s life. Every year the transcripts from these teachings were edited and published, but were only available to authorized students.
The chief editor at the time was Judith Lief, who, in the mid-1970’s began the extensive work of compiling all these teachings. Now, forty years after the first Vajradhatu Seminary took place, Acharya Emeritus Lief has completed this mammoth work. It has just been published in three volumes totaling more than 2,000 pages, as The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. Now, for the first time, all of the seminary teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche are available to the world at large.
Please click here to read an article by Carolyn Gimian in the Shambhala Times.
The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
Readings at the Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce Street
Thursday April 4 9am-noon & 1:30pm-5pm
Friday April 5 9am-noon & 1:30pm-5pm
Readings at Nalanda Campus at Naropa University, 63rd and Arapahoe
Saturday April 6 9am - 4pm
Please join in celebrating the publication of this most pristine wisdom.
May it benefit countless beings!