This will be the seventh Profound Treasury Retreat in Maine based on the teachings of the venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and taught by Judy Lief. She is the editor of the extensive three-volume set, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, which gives a penetrating overview of the three-yana journey from beginning to end. Over the years, the retreat and the sangha have evolved and matured. Our retreat environment is infused with the spirit of beginner’s mind where curious minds come together to explore, question and learn from each other, no matter one’s age or experience level. With this retreat we strive to cultivate an intimacy in the program which supports each student’s own personal spiritual development.
The Profound Treasury Retreat welcomes meditators of all ages and traditions who are interested in studying Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Buddhist teachings. We especially want to invite younger, newer students who have a meditation practice and have discovered Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings. At the yearly Profound Treasury Retreat, students have an opportunity to deeply engage the wealth of this material in a contemplative atmosphere that includes intensive study and practice.
So, what you are doing this summer that could be life changing?
“Prajna is of absolute, utmost importance in Buddhism. As you are progressing on the path, even if you are not yet enlightened, there are always glimpses of prajna. Prajna discriminates between entities very clearly. It distinguishes between what is and what is not, but it does not promote or reject anything.” -The Venerable Chögyam Trungpa in The Profound Treasury