Buddhadharma Without Credentials class

with Ron Greenberg

October 18th—November 15th

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  • $50 Program Price
  • $70 Generosity Price
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Room: Main Meditation Hall

Buddhadharma Without Credentials

5 Mondays, starting October  18

“For the past three years since I have been in this country, I have been repeating the same things again and again, in order to emphasize what needs to be developed and what dangers should be watched for on the spiritual path.”

.. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, New York City 1973


Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche was one of the first Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters to teach in the west after his arrival in Montreal in 1970. He is the creator of Shambhala Training and founder of hundreds of Shambhala centres around the world. The dharma language and forms that he introduced are still a major influence on how Buddhist dharma is taught in the west.

Encountering students in the West, Trungpa Rinpoche saw that the path of spirituality offered vast potential for westerners, but also serious dangers, chief among them are what he termed "spiritual materialism" (using spirituality in the service of ego). In 1973 he  presented a set of five talks entitled "Buddhadharma Without Credentials" to help students develop their spiritual path beyond the traps of spiritual materialism. His talks discuss the spiritual path from the very first stages of practice to the fearless proclamation of all‐pervading awareness and dealing with everyday life.

With the multitude of teachers and teachings, and interpretations those teachings available now these talks from nearly 50 years ago are more relevant and valuable than ever. In this series of classes we will be listening to the original 1973 recordings of these talks by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with ample time for discussion afterwards.


The discussions will be led by Ron Greenberg a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and meditation instructor for over 40 years.

This is an in-person class, held at the Vancouver Shambhala Centre. 

Cost $50

Questions about this course?  Email us at [email protected]