• $95.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: The group meets on Mondays from April 29-May 20 from 7:15-8:30 pm. Sitting will be offered at 6:30 and optional for participants.

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Profound Treasury Volume 1: The Path of Individual Liberation

With Daniel Berlin and Alexandria Barnes

April 29 - May 20, 2019

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma is a 3-volume compendium of Tibetan Buddhism, distilled from talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche during the 13 Vajradhatu Seminaries conducted between 1973 and 1986.  This work, conducted under the editorial direction of Judith Lief, contains teachings on the major themes of the three turnings of the Wheel of Dharma — Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. We will be focusing on the first, The Individual Path Liberation. This is class is accessible to beginners and advanced students. 

In this series, we will be discussing the first of the three, The Profound Treasury Volume One: The Path of Individual Liberation. The group meets on Mondays from April 29-May 20 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Sitting will be offered at 6:30 and optional for participants. 

The expected structure of the group’s meetings will be:

  • Short period of Mindfulness-Awareness meditation
  • Brief comments on the chapter or chapters to be covered by the teacher
  • Structured discussion of the material, using the structure:  

                             Hearing — studying the words

                             Contemplating — understanding the words through self-reflection

                             Meditating — assimilating and embodying the teaching

Students need not have read the entire first volume but are encouraged to begin reading at their own pace. Every week, a new theme will be centered and certain chapters used to support that week’s lesson.

A description of the Profound Treasury may be found here.  Please have a purchased copy to bring with you on a weekly basis.

For class 1, please read pages 173-214. 

$80 for all 4 classes, 25% discount if unwaged, retired, or a full-time student. Class is available as a drop in for $20. Contact us if cost would prevent participation. If taken in conjunction with the Development of Peace class, participants are offered a 10% discount on this program. 



Daniel Berlin
Daniel Berlin was a co-founder of Sky Lake and for over forty years has been a student of Buddhism. He has been teaching Dharma classes for thirty years. He is a father of two teenagers and is a practicing artist.
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Alexandria Barnes
Alexandria is a meditation instructor in the Shambhala lineage, facilitator and yoga teacher. She incorporates our bodies in the practice of meditation and study and enjoys folding in group conversation to the often lonely experience of the path. When not practicing, you can find her romping around the woods of the Hudson Valley, making food and reading.
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