The Colorado Retreat

September 29 – October 8, 2023
IN Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

After a three-year Covid hiatus, we are pleased to announce that a Profound Treasury Retreat will once again be held in Colorado! The 2023 Colorado retreat will be held at Drala Mountain Center. Complete details will be posted on the Profound Treasury Retreat website as they become available. Applications will open in late June of 2023.

Drala Mountain Center

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, Drala Mountain Center (formerly Shambhala Mountain Center) combines natural beauty, unspoiled wilderness, blue skies and crisp mountain air with the comforts of a modern retreat campus. Accommodations range from lodge rooms with private baths to shared same-gender dormitories and economically-priced seasonal tents on wooded hillsides. Meals include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

The teacher

Judy Lief

Judy Lief was a close student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who trained and empowered her as a teacher. She has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for over 45 years, and continues to teach throughout the world. Judy is an editor of many of Chögyam Trungpa’s books including, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma volumes. Judy is also active in the field of death and dying, and is the author of Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality. She offers workshops and retreats on the contemplative care of the dying for pastoral counselors, hospice workers, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Her numerous articles have appeared in Lion’s Roar magazine, Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly, O Magazine, Tricycle, and The Naropa Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy, among others. Her podcast series Dharma Glimpses is a series of talks on different aspects of meditation practice and is based on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s unique presentation of meditation.She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

“Generosity is a willingness to give, to open without philosophical or pious or religious motives, just simply doing what is required at any moment in any situation”

– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Financial support

The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation is committed to offering the authentic transmission of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings to all, regardless of their financial capacity.

If it will make the difference between attending or not attending the retreat, we encourage you to request financial support when you apply. Decisions on financial support are made concurrently with the application review.

If you would like to join us in offering financial support to those who need it to attend, please go to our Donations page.

The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Team

The 2023 Retreat Coordinators
Scott Lafontsee


Scott and Liz will be making sure all aspects of the retreat run as smoothly as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Scott if you have questions about the retreat that aren’t covered here.

Liz Greene


Liz will be working closely with Scott and is handling the registration process this year. Please contact her if you need any help navigating any aspect of that.

Fees and Housing Options

Pricing Plans

The price of the retreat includes program tuition, lodging, and meals.  The price varies depending on the type of lodging you choose.

For any questions regarding our pricing plans below, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Double Room
Most Popular!
$1500 Per Person
  • Private Bath
  • Linens Provided
  • May Specify Roommate
    (or will be assigned)
Dorm Room
$1210 Per Person
  • 7-bed same-gender dorm
  • Shared Bath
  • Linens Provided
Single Room with Private Bathroom
$1920 Per Person
  • Private Bath
  • Linens Provided
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
$1650 Per Person
  • Shared Bath
  • Linens Provided
Triple Room
Per Person
  • Linens Provided
  • Bunk Beds

The Retreat Location