Journey Without Goal: Featuring Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

March 31st -Date postponed or cancelled

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    Room: First Floor Shrineroom

    Join us in person at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee to participate as a local group in this Shambhala Online program. We will watch the program live on Zoom, and have an opportunity afterwards to engage in discussion with each other.

    Register at Shambhala Online. Monies will be shared 50/50 between Shambhala Online and the Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee. If the program price is an obstacle for you, you may request a discount (before you register) from Shambhala Online.

    The Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee has a Generosity Policy to make our offerings available to anyone who wishes to participate. All are welcome to join us at the center for this program, regardless of ability to pay.

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    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

    Recommended Reading

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


    Open to all. No prerequisites required.