A course based on:

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volumes One and Two, by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Wednesdays, 7 - 9 pm

The Center for Health and Healing

4 Smith Avenue, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. View directions below.

Meditation Instruction offered every Wednesday, for new and returning students.

Sept. 11 - Dec. 18: Direct Path Series (12 Classes)

An Intermediate Course with Derek Kolleeny and Warner Dick.

with Dharma Gatherings with Jane Kolleeny occurring every four weeks.

Prerequisite for the Intermediate Course: completion of a WBC course on Volume One of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, or the equivalent. For those who plan to attend regularly, advance registration would be greatly appreciated.

Fall Semester Suggested Donation: $120*

Dharma Gathering Suggested Donation: $10*

Note: Price does not include purchase of the book. We have limited quantities available for purchase at class.


Click here    to listen to past audio recordings.

Click here to listen to past audio recordings.

Beginning on September 11th, we will continue our series of evenings focused on the path of meditation and insight. Each of our sessions will begin with 45 minutes of meditation, and include a walking meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion.

Our Dharma Gatherings are open to everyone, both new and seasoned meditators, whether Buddhist or not. You can drop-in and join us for meditation practice on any Wednesday.

Oct 2 & 30, Dec 4: Open House Dharma Gatherings:  Every four weeks Senior Teacher Jane Kolleeny will present a talk on topics about the Buddhist path of meditation and study. These are excellent opportunities for those new to meditation and Buddhism to check us out. Bring your friends and family!

Sept. 11 – Dec 18: all remaining Wednesdays, in the second hour:

The Direct Path of Buddhadharma:

On September 11 we will begin a three-week review of our exploration of the foundational path as presented in the first volume of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, led by Derek Kolleeny.

Then, on October 9 we will begin exploring the second volume The Profound Treasury, called "The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion." This segment, Discovering the Heart of Wakefulness, will be led by Derek Kolleeny and Warner Dick, and will focus on the Bodhisattva Path of Mahayana Buddhism. Topics include the cultivation of awakened heart, the bodhisattva vow, emptiness and compassion, bodhisattva activity and the paramitas—as always, with an emphasis on joining study with practice. Prerequisite for this course is completion of a WBC course on Volume One of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, or the equivalent.

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma is a three-volume compilation of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings given over the course of thirteen years of annual Seminary programs for advanced students. This profound and vast treasury of teachings, carefully compiled and edited, has now been made available for a broader audience in these volumes. It is a precious opportunity to study them with senior students of Trungpa Rinpoche. For those attending the course regularly, a copy of the source text is available for purchase at a discount when registering for the series. 

Derek Kolleeny and Jane Kolleeny are two of the founders and senior teachers of the Westchester Buddhist Center; Warner Dick is one of WBC’s next-generation teachers. For over ten years now, WBC has focused on the authentic presentation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Derek and Jane both studied directly with Trungpa Rinpoche, and have been practicing and teaching in his tradition for more than 40 years.


[Syllabus to be posted soon!]

*WBC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford on our donation page


The Center for Health and Healing

4 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY, 10549

2nd floor, at the intersection of East Main Street. View Map

Parking available on Smith Ave., and a few spaces beneath the building.

  • located on the corner of Smith Avenue and East Main Street
    Free parking available on Smith Avenue at all times.

  • 1/2 mile from Mt. Kisco Train Station (Harlem Line) taxi services are available day and night from station

  • 1 and 1/2 miles from Saw Mill Parkway and Interstate 684. 

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