Read-a-thon announced for The Profound Treasury

Beginning on April 4, the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project is working with Shambhala International on a resounding, or read-a-thon, of the entire three volumes of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. Throughout the world, centers and individuals are invited to participate in the resounding. The readings will occur at different places and different times, between April 4 and Midsummer’s Day. More information and a sign-up list of the chapter titles for the books are posted on the Legacy website. You or your center can sign up to read a section, and your reading will be posted on the map on the site. Check out the map to see the readings that are currently scheduled.

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma by Chogyam Trungpa was published in January 2013. The 1,800 pages of this extraordinary work present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is based on teachings he presented at the annual three-month meditation and study retreats known as the Vajradhatu Seminaries from 1973 to 1986. This remarkable material — previously available only to senior students — presents Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching in a way that joins traditional concepts with contemplative understanding. It has taken more than thirty years to complete.

Reading on Your Own
Individuals unable to attend a reading at a center can download a chapter to read in their home or other location. You can download this chapter to read.

Centers or individuals who want to translate this chapter into another language, as a draft translation, in order to participate in the read-a-thon, are welcome to do so. We regret that translations are not yet available.

Resoundings Everywhere!
In addition to formal readings at the Shambhala Centers, there is lots of room to enjoy the resounding in other settings. Some people are talking about organizing readings at the locations of other seminaries. And groups like Shambhala Media, Shambhala Publications, and the Shambhala Sun Foundation are planning group readings in their offices. How and where would you like to participate?