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Reading Jamgön Kongtrül’s Treasury of Knowledge
with Jules Levinson

Spring 2024:

12 meetings: Jan 3, Jan 10, Feb 21, 2024 and Wednesdays thereafter during DF sessions ending May 8, 2024

12 two-hour classes 24 x $30 = $720 tuition


Learn about Jules.

Course Description

This is a continuation of the fall 2023 course. This course will continue after this semester.


This is a multi-semester course on reading, translating, and discussing a classic of the Tibetan Nonsectarian (ris med) movement by Jamgön Kongtrül: The Treasury of Knowledge (shes bya mdzod). We are looking at the Seventh section on dividing the training in higher wisdom into stages.


Jamgön Kongtrül (shes bya mdzod by kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas 1813–1899) spent his life working in Khams among the literary, intellectual, and contemplative elite of the Ka-gyu (bka' brgyud) and Nying-ma (rnying ma). Jules has studied Jamgön Kongtrül’s Treasury of Knowledge under the guidance of Khen Rinpoché Tshül-trim Gyatso (mkhan rin po che tshul khrims rgya mtsho).


Jules looks forward to introducing us to Jamgön Kongtrül’s thought, highlighting critical points for us, defining off-putting but necessary terminology, and prompting us to think about this world of wonder.

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