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Location: Austin Shambhala Meditation Center

Journey Without Goal: Featuring Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Virtual)

March 31 through May 12

Course Overview

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

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.

Schedule & Topics

  • Session 1 on March 31, 2024: The Tantric Practitioner; Vajra Nature with Dale Asrael and June Crow
  • Session 2 on April 7, 2024: Mandala; Nontheistic Energy with Rhea Colmar and Larry Mermelstein
  • Session 3 on April 14, 2024: Transmission; The Tantric Journey with Gaylon Ferguson and Tillie Perks
  • Session 4 on April 21, 2024: Abisheka; The Five Buddha Families with Gaylon Ferguson and Tillie Perks
  • Session 5 on April 28, 2024: The Vajra Master; Visualization and Body, Speech, and Mind with Lauren Sanford
  • Session 6 on May 5, 2024: Being & Manifesting; The Question of Magic with Rhea Colmar
  • Session 7 on May 12, 2024: Anuttara Yoga; Maha Ati with 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


Open to All, No Requirements

Please use the code ” 2024JOURNEY50  ” when registering.

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