About Us

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.


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.


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

Jacqueline Gallo-Ruggiero

Jacqueline Gallo-Ruggiero

Executive Director

Jaci is Executive Director and reports to the Board, works with the committee heads and brings her leadership to ensure the retreat mission is realized.

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Judy Hirsh


Judy works in communication, marketing outreach, website development and scholarships. She and M-A collaborate on overall retreat plans and with the various committees and volunteers whose work makes the retreat possible.

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M-A Carrington

M-A works as technical guru to design and implement new electronic systems to improve our efficiency. He and Judy Hirsh partner on overall retreat plans collaborating with committees and volunteers that make the retreat possible.

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Sue Rhodes


Sue is our Registrar who works with the Head of Finance and manages daily financial details, budgets and scholarships, If you got a bill 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

5 Morris Avenue
Saco, Maine 04072

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