About Us


A unique aspect of The Profound Treasury Retreat is that we use the approach Trunpga Rinpoche took in his own Vajradathu seminaries adapted for contemporary retreat environment. The content of those seminaries led to the creation of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma volumes which are the basis for the Profound Treasury Retreat focus of study.

What We Do

The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation, Inc. was created to support the Profound Treasury Retreat. The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit in the United States and raises funds to support scholarships enabling diversity of Dharma students and other costs that retreat fees don’t cover.


To share the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s relevant living legacy of Buddhist teachings as they apply in our dynamic, seemingly confusing modern world. With the Profound Treasury Retreat students are invited to take a transformative dive into Trungpa Rinpoche’s Dharma through study and meditation.


This summer’s 2018 retreat marks the sixth anniversary of The Profound Treasury Retreat based on the teachings of the venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Each year we study a different topic taken from The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma taught by Judy Lief, an extraordinary teacher, with a gift for sharing Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching in a way that is accessible and relevant for today’s students whether newer to Buddhism or a long-term meditators. This retreat is a unique opportunity to deeply engage in intensive study and practice in a contemplative environment. Over these years a welcoming and open sangha has been created and it continues to be cultivated between retreats.

Meet Our Administrative Team

Bakes Mitchell

Program Manager
Bakes is the retreat Program Manager. He makes sure that the bases are covered, communication is flowing, and that the many area heads and volunteers have what they need to make the retreat the profound treasury experience that it is.

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Jacqueline Gallo-Ruggiero

Lynn Friedman


Lynn is the Registrar for the retreat. She keeps everything running “behind the scenes”, including mailings, registration data, and logistics to ensure everybody and everything show up in the right place at the right time in Saco.

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Sue Rhodes


Sue is our Controller and manages daily financial details, budgets and scholarships. If you received an invoice it’s from her. She’s also good about telling you about scholarships too. If it’s money — talk to Sue.

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Mailing Address

4 Armstrong Way
West Bath, Maine 04530

Retreat Address

5 Morris Avenue
Saco, Maine 04072


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4 Armstrong Way
West Bath, Maine 04530

Need help? Check out our FAQ or send us an email

5 Morris Avenue
Saco, Maine 04072