Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche introduced the three-month seminary program
as a systematic process of training in the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana.
He called the program a 'seminary' because his explicit intent was that many of
his Western students would teach each other. During his lifetime, the
Vidyadhara presided at thirteen of these seminaries. He often commented that he
was proud of the seminary format, in that traditional training situations in
Tibet had often been study programs alone or practice programs alone. He felt
the Vajradhatu seminaries were unique in combining together meditation practice
and study . . .
–from the Shambhala Office of
Practice and Education
Available to graduates of Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly.
This is a transcript of talks given by ChogyamTrungpa Rinpoche at the first
Vajradhatu Seminary, part of a twelve-week training period of intensive
meditation and study held at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, November-December 1973.
These teachings represent the Vidyadhara's first formal presentation of
vajrayana in North America. Teachings include
- The fundamentals of samaya
- The six tantric yanas & their abhishekas
- Anuttarayoga and mahamudra
- Four yogas of mahamudra
- Eight logos of mahayoga
Softcover, 8 1/2" x 11"
This transcript is also
available as an ebook. 1973Vajrayana Seminary ebook The complete Collected
Vajradhatu Seminaries: Vajrayana, 1973- 1985 ebook will be
released in late 2015 as one searchable volume.