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June 12-21, 2020 in Saco, Maine

A unique opportunity to engage in intensive study and practice in a contemplative environment

based on the teachings of the
venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

From 1973 to 1986, Chögyam Trungpa offered his students a 3-month retreat called Vajradhatu Seminary, and the teachings from these seminaries have been compiled into three volumes known as the The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. The Profound Treasury Retreat is a 9-day Buddhist meditation and study retreat modelled on these Vajradhatu Seminaries, using the Profound Treasury texts as the basis for study

We welcome meditators of all ages and traditions to join us in studying the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The retreat is infused with the spirit of beginner’s mind, encouraging senior students and new students to come together to explore, question, and learn from each other. No matter your age or experience, the Profound Treasury Retreat provides the ground for students to work with themselves and others to cultivate understanding and experience.

The Profound Treasury Retreat

June 12-21, 2020 in Saco, Maine

Held annually in Saco, Maine

The Teacher

Judith Lief

Judith Lief

The retreat is led by Judith Lief, an extraordinary teacher, with a gift for sharing Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching in a way that is accessible and relevant for new students and experienced meditators alike. She has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for over 40 years, and was a close student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939 - 1987), who trained her as a teacher.

Ms. Lief is the editor and author of numerous books on Buddhist meditation and psychology, including the extensive three-volume set, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, upon which the retreat is based. Ms. Lief is also the author of Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality. Her articles have appeared in O Magazine, Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, Tricycle, and The Naropa Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy.

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