Lesson One Overview

Beginning at the Beginning 

In this first lesson, Judy Lief presents basic meditation instruction and offers advice for relating to meditation practice through the duration of the course. She also offers context for the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa and introduces the qualities of hinayana discipline necessary to undertake meditation practice in earnest. In this lesson, we’ll also receive an overview of the three yanas, or vehicles, that make up the entire Buddhist path as outlined in The Profound Treasury.


Upon completion of this lesson, you’ll be able to . . .

  • Describe the basic shamatha meditation technique
  • Explain the origin of the teachings presented in The Profound Treasury
  • Describe the three yanas

Complete and continue