Fear and Courage: Rising to the Challenge of Wakefulness
Practice Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

A Retreat with Judy Lief
June 15 - 24, 2018  Ferry Beach Retreat Center  Saco, Maine


The focus of this retreat will be on the interplay of fear and courage on the three stages of the Tibetan Buddhist path (hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana). Each stage provides us with particular challenges to overcome as well as the skills and insights we need to face those challenges. By dealing with challenges, we become stronger. We learn how to cut through fear and hesitation and engage the world with confidence, wakefulness, and compassion. 

Topics include: 

  • the hinayana no-nonsense path of bravely facing the pain of life, practicing loving kindness, and refraining from harm.
  • the heroic path of the bodhisattva warrior, which joins profound vision with unlimited compassion for all beings.  
  • the vajrayana uncompromising path, in which fear leads to the discovery of sacredness and the possibility of dropping pretensions and hesitations and taking a leap into a profoundly confident and visionary way of being.  

During this retreat, we will draw from all three volumes of The Profound Treasury, which cover the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Profound Treasury is based on thirteen years of lectures given by the Vidyadhara at the Vajradhatu Seminaries, advanced programs for his senior students. Judith Lief, a close student of the Vidyadhara, is a Buddhist teacher and the editor of The Profound Treasury.
Last year the retreat was full and we expect the same in 2018.