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Location: Birmingham Shambhala Center

Journey Without Goal on Shambhala Online

Six Sundays beginning March 31, noon to 3 pm Central time

This is a course you take on your own through Shambhala Online.

This course will introduce the key principles of tantra and provide a direct and experiential picture of the tantric world, including the importance of self-existing energy, the mandala principle, and the difference between Buddhist and Hindu tantra – stressing the nontheistic nature of Buddhism. The role of the teacher and the meaning of vajrayana transmission are also explored. 

This seven session course features teaching videos of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Naropa University in the summer of 1974. These seminal talks by one of the great Tibetan meditation masters of the 20th Century help demystify the vajrayana, and at the same time affirm the power and sacredness of these ancient teachings and their continued relevance for today’s world. They were also the basis for Trungpa Rinpoche’s seminal book Journey without Goal. 

Presenters for this course include: Dale Asrael, Rhea Colmar, June Crow, Gaylon Ferguson, Larry Mermelstein, Tillie Perks, Lauren Sanford, and Judith Simmer-Brown.

Included in the Course:
  • Guided meditation practice (no previous experience needed!)
  • Short video excerpts of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaching
  • Commentary on the talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche by experienced dharma teachers
  • Contemplations and other exercises to deepen one’s understanding of these profound teachings
  • Discussion groups
  • Question and answer periods
Recommended Reading:

Participants are encouraged to purchase the book Journey Without Goal for reference throughout this course, but it is not required.

This course / retreat is in collaboration with Shambhala Online, so please use the link below to register. When you register, you will be asked to indicate your Centre or Group, so please make sure to write in the name of our Centre. You will also be asked to include a Revenue Share code, which is 2024JOURNEY50. Our Centre will then receive 50% of the net revenue of everyone who registers for the course.



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