Bhavana Learning Group offers “Small Sangha” for anyone interested in Buddhist psychology, practice, and wisdom

Welcome to Small Sangha, a Study and Practice Group 

In 2022, members will explore the “Hīnayāna” Path with teachings by master teacher, Chögyam Trungpa.

WHEN: monthly Tuesday session  • 7:00 to 8:30 pm (ET) • View our Calendar for the schedule.

WHERE: Zoom Platform

TEXT: The Path of Individual Liberation: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume One. This classic and special text from a master teacher, Chögyam Trungpa, is the first book of a three-volume set called, the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma.

The formal entry into the Hīnayāna and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The Hīnayāna path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping.

Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more.

Wisdom. Practice. Community.

  • Cultivate discipline to develop a mindfulness practice.  

  • Deepen practice to calm and clear the mind.

  • Study teachings to bring mindful awareness to living and practice

  • Discover the nature of our innate wisdom to enliven our experience.

  • Learn with community to ground and discern experiences. 

  • Deepen your relationship with companions along the path to support your learning and unlearning.

Faculty: Tony Zampella

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The foundational teachings of Buddhism—presented here in volume one of Chögyam Trungpa’s magnum opus, which offers a systematic overview of the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism.

Chögyam Trungpa begins his study by presenting the teachings of the Hinayana path to introduce core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. It examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with an emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study.