The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation

32 Palmer Avenue                                                                                                                                                                                               Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591                                                                                                                                                                                         website: profoundtreasuryretreat.com                                                                                                                                                           

Description of Organization:

The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation helps help preserve and propagate, as a living tradition, the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism as taught by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in particular by sponsoring lectures, classes, study groups, seminars, and retreats based on his teachings.  The first PTR retreat was held in Maine in 2013. Since then, retreats have been offered each year. The tenth annual retreat was completed in June, 2023 and the eleventh is in the planning stages for  2024.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2024, a grant in the amount of $17,000 was awarded to develop and present a two- year training program specifically for younger Buddhist women and BIPOC students who have begun to take on teaching and leadership roles in annual Profound Treasury Retreats and in their communities. Titled “Preparing the Next Generation of Women Dharma Teachers and Leaders, ” the program will be taught by a leading teacher in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. As an example of an empowered woman teacher, Dr. Judith Lief will share what she knows and empower young women and other emerging leaders to “take their seats” well-prepared and with confidence.