Launch celebrations for Chögyam Trungpa’s “Profound Treasury” start today

Today is the 26th anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s death, and it marks the start of a worldwide read-a-thon of his newly released Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, which presents a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path. Several other events, including four panel discussions and a weeklong retreat with editor Judith Lief, are also scheduled for the upcoming weeks.

People around the world have signed up to read sections of The Profound Treasury aloud, with the goal of reading all three volumes by Midsummer’s Day in June. For more information about the read-a-thon, and to sign up to participate, click here.

This Saturday, April 6, a panel discussion at Naropa University will look at Chögyam Trungpa’s legacy in the West. The event is free and open to the public; click here for more information. Other discussions will happen at the Rubin Museum in New York on April 28, at Harvard University on April 30, and in Halifax on May 3. You’ll find full details about all events here.

Judith Lief, who edited the books, will be leading a retreat on the books in Maine from May 24 to June 2. For more information about the retreat, click here.

Lief will also lead a program called “Stages of the Path: A Map to Guide Practitioners from Confusion to Awakening,” at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York from July 3 – 7. Click here for more information about that program.