Program Details

Profound Treasury of Dharma


with Cathryn Stein Abato
November 5 / 7:00 PM - December 10 / 8:30 PM

Cathryn Stein Abato, a long-time student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, will lead a group reading of the first volume of the 'Profound Treasury', a newly-published compilation of Trungpa Rinpoche's seminary teachings.

Meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche (1940-1987) taught thirteen 3-month Seminaries between 1973-1986. The Profound Treasury of Dharma compiles these precious teachings into three volumes, coinciding with the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism. This course will begin with the first volume of The Path of Individual Liberation. Supplementary reading for the beginning of Volume 1 is Glimpses of Abhidharma, by Chogyam Trungpa.

About Cathryn
Cathryn Stein Abato attended the 1976 Seminary (known as ‘The Great Eastern Sun’). She is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, and has an M.A. in Tibetan Studies from Indiana University. An interview by Julia Sagebien on The Chronicles of Shambhala website paints a more intimate description of times they shared together especially during Rinpoche’s revealing of Shambhala texts.
 
Format
Class will include meditation practice, readings from the Profound Treasury of Dharma (Volume 1) and discussion. Attendance is by donation. The volume can be purchased from Shambhala Media (we are not currently stocking this in our bookstore).


Pre-requisites
No pre-requisites needed but experience in meditation is helpful.
Reading for Week 1: Editor’s Introduction, and Part 1.





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