Program Details

Secret Beyond Thought: The Third of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson
June 12 / 10:00 AM - June 12 / 1:00 PM

Registration ends at 8:00 PM Pacific time on June 11


Secret Beyond Thought is an edited transcript of a two-talk public seminar Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche taught in Boston, Massachusetts in February 1971.


This second talk offers a unique teaching on the four karmas—or enlightened activities—and how they can either conquer or be perverted by the four maras, our habitual patterns of ego-fixation.


These two teachings, among the earliest the Vidyadhara gave in North America, provide a glimpse into the profound trust Chögyam Trungpa had in the possibility that genuine buddhadharma could be successfully transplanted into Western culture.


About Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Gaylon Ferguson is a senior meditation teacher

in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He is core faculty in Relgious Studies at Naropa University, and the author of Natural Wakefulness (2009) and Natural Bravery (2016).


The series

This is the third of a 4-part series that explores the Four Karmas. Please note that you will need to register and pay for each talk separately. Other dates are:




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Or pay what you can afford. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. 


Please register and pay at least 24-hours in advance in order to receive the Zoom link.


If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Miller jmill64 [at] gmail [dot] com


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