Panel Discussions

To celebrate the publication of The Profound Treasury, the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project organized four panel discussions, which explored the relevance of Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings and their impact on Buddhism in the West.



See the videos from several panels below

Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado

Saints, Scholars & Dharma Bums: The Legacy of Chogyam Trungpa in the West

Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado
Saturday, April 6. 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Panel members:

  • Judith Lief, editor of The Profound Treasury;
  • Buddhist scholar Judith Simmer-Brown
  • Charles Lief, the President of Naropa University
  • Johanna Demetrakas, Director of Crazy Wisdom
  • Moderated by Samuel Bercholz, the publisher of Shambhala Publications

The Rubin Museum, New York, New York

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

The Rubin Museum, New York, New York
Sunday, April 28, 6 to 8 pmPanel members:

  • Esteemed Buddhist teacher and author Ven. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in conversation with Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief and Shastri Ethan Nichtern, head of the Interdependence Project
  • Moderated by Melvin McLeod, Editor in Chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines

Learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art’s immersive and engaging experiences at

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Saints, Scholars, and Provocateurs: Chogyam Trungpa and Buddhism in the 21st Century

The Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuesday, April 30, 7 to 9 pm

Panel Members:

  • Judith Lief, editor of The Profound Treasury;
  • David Rome, focusing teacher and recently a Senior Fellow at the Garrison Institute
  • Charles Lief, President, Naropa University
  • Carolyn Rose Gimian, Director, Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project
  • Moderated by Nikko Odiseos, President, Shambhala Publications

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma: Meditation

Halifax Shambhala Centre
Friday, May 3, 7 to 9 pm.

Panel members were all senior teachers within the Shambhala tradition:

  • Judith Lief
  • David I. Rome
  • Loppon Lodro Dorje
  • Noel McClellan
  • Dale Asrael
  • Barry Boyce, Moderator

Thanks to all our sponsors, including Naropa University, the Shambhala Centers of Boulder, New York and Boston, Shambhala Publications, the Rubin Museum,  the Shambhala Sun Foundation, the Harvard Divinity School Buddhist Ministry Initiative, and the Harvard Buddhist Community.


Regine KellyMarch 9, 2013 at 9:12 pmReply

Time and location of Cambridge event been established yet?
Regine Kelly

Carolyn GimianMarch 10, 2013 at 6:40 pmReply

Thanks for writing Regine. The event in Cambridge will be at the Sperry Room in Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School.
7 pm on Tuesday the 30th of April.No charge.
Hope to see you there!