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

with Judith Simmer-Brown, Dale Asrael, Rhea Colmar, Gaylon Ferguson

March 31st—May 12th

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    Room: Online

    Hosted by Shambhala Online

    Sundays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST
    2024: March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12
    Open to all. No prerequisites required.

    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.

    This course is being offered through Shambhala Online. In order for Shambhala New York to receive a portion of the course price, please select "New York" as your center upon registration and use the course code 2024JOURNEY50. Should you run into any issues, please contact us at [email protected].

    If you are interested in forming a study group to discuss these teachings with other NYC-based class participants, please reach out to [email protected].  We are happy to put you in touch with others taking the same course.