Ignorance is the cause of suffering

The goal of the Rime Shedra is to make accessible the vast treasures of Buddhist wisdom to those who wish to progress further in their understanding of the profound principles presented in these advanced Buddhist texts. The understanding of the ultimate nature of reality is the key to liberation. For practitioners this program provides an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the nature of reality.  For scholars it provides an opportunity to expand their understanding of Buddhism by cultivating an experiential understanding. The program is based upon the traditional Shedra, or monastic college, curriculum which is the cornerstone of Buddhist education in all of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

 Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness


A six-week course for those interested in exploring the depths of the mahayana Buddhist contemplative tradition of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. This will be an accessible introduction to the stages of understanding of the nature of reality and how to contemplate and meditate upon those. Each class will consist of meditation, presentation, and discussion and guided contemplation.

Based upon the book by this title by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Please purchase a copy on your own. Contact Derek Kolleeny if you are interested in joining this at: dkolleeny@gmail.com.

Core Materials

  1. Summary Syllabus

  2. Detailed Syllabus

Class Recordings

  1. May 21, 2019

  2. May 28, 2019

  3. June 4, 2019

  4. June 11, 2019

  5. June 25, 2019

  6. July 2, 2019