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Location: Ottawa Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Online: Journey Without Goal ft Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Join us on this journey—without goal! 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. 

More than a thousand spiritual seekers received these original teachings in fourteen talks, which include:

  • The Tantric Practitioner
  • Vajra Nature
  • Mandala
  • Nontheistic Energy (audio only)
  • Transmission
  • The Tantric Journey
  • Abhisheka
  • The Five Buddha Families
  • The Vajra Master
  • Visualization & Body, Speech, & mind
  • Being & Manifesting
  • The Question of Magic
  • Anuttarayoga
  • Maha Ati

These talks will be unpacked and explored by experienced dharma teachers, many of whom were present for these original talks, who will lead you in shared discussions and contemplations of these profound and potent teachings.


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.


Prices are in USD. Open to all.

Click HERE to register for Journey Without Goal. Use code 2024JOURNEY50 to ensure your spot with the Ottawa Cohort.




Dale Asrael
Gaylon Ferguson
Judith Simmer-Brown
June Crow
Larry Mermelstein
Matilda Perks
Rhea Colmar
Ottawa Shambhala Centre
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2024-07-13 03:11:12