Four Karmas Fire Puja

Lynele Jones and Reed Bye

January 8–18, 2020

Tuition $100 + 10 nights

Lynele Jones


Reed Bye

Shambhala Mountain Center is delighted to offer this Vajrayogini Four Karmas Fire Puja. Whether you are a veteran of previous Four Karmas Fire Pujas or are a first-time participant, please join us for this powerful practice intensive.

This is an advanced Vajrayogini practice retreat and is restricted to practitioners who have received Vajrayogini Abhisheka and completed Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Puja.

Lodging Recommendation:  This program takes place on our Red Feather Campus.  We recommend selecting lodging in a Red Feather Single or Double, as these options are closest to program activities and meals.


Repeat/Partial Attendance

If you have completed a full Four Karmas Fire Puja before, you are invited to attend discrete segments as outlined below:

Set Up: Jan 8 – 9

Pacifying: Jan 10 – 11

Enriching: Jan 12 – 13

Magnetizing: Jan 14 -15

Magnetizing, Destroying, Feast and Take Down: Jan 15 – 18

If attending a portion of the Fire Puja, you must attend the entire section. Part-time attendees wishing to attend the Destroying segment of the retreat must also attend one day of Magnetizing as well. If you are attending the Pacifying segment, please consider also coming for the set-up days. To register, please click on the “Register Now” button above and use the “Comments” box to type “Arrival: [type the date you’ll arrive]; Departure: [type the date you’ll depart], and for Payment select “Personal Check” from the dropdown list to bypass payment. This will register you, automatically notify us, and will not charge your card. We’ll edit your arrival & departure dates and finances, and contact you for credit card information. Thank you!


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Lynele Jones

Lynele Jones received Vajrayogini abhisheka from the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1983. After his death, she studied with Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and other teachers. Since completion of three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey in 2010, she has coordinated and mentored several Vajrayana practices for the Boulder sangha. She feels a deep appreciation for the potency of fire offering practice to help us work with and transform our strong emotions.

Reed Bye

Reed Bye is Professor Emeritus at Naropa University, where he taught writing and poetics for many years. He has been practicing the sadhana of Vajrayogini since the 1980s, and, with Lynele Jones, led a Four Karmas fire offering in 2018.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.