Holiday Werma Intensive with Acharya Christie Cashman:Full Paying Participants
Acharya Christie Cashman
November 18–24, 2011
Our intent is to encourage and support intensive practice opportunities for Shambhala community members. Therefore we are making this program available to all qualified Werma practitioners by offering it under Shambhala Mountain’s generosity policy. The policy provides the opportunity for participants to pay what they can afford by selecting one of three pricing options. The first option is Shambhala Mountain’s regular room and board rates.
For those who can not afford to pay our regular room and board rates, our second option is a flat room and board rate of $80 per night. Your accommodations will be the best we have available (up to single Lodge room with shared bathroom facilities) after accommodating all participants paying our regular rates. Priority for best-available housing will be on a first-come first-served basis. We will not be able to confirm which housing you will be assigned until one week prior to the program start date.
For those requiring substantial financial assistance, our third option $50 per night for seasonal dorm accommodations.
There will also be an opportunity during the program to offer a teachers gift.
Acharya Christie Cashman first studied the dharma with Suzuki Roshi at age 18, while attending at Cal Berkeley. Then, in 1971 she entered the Shambhala Buddhist path, dedicating herself to intensive study and meditation retreats while teaching a range of courses from meditation intensives at Naropa University to Vajrayana sadhana classes. She was employed within the Shambhala administration for 17 years while working closely with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on curriculum design and implementation. From 1999 to 2003 she served as International Executive Director of Shambhala Training. Today she is a chaperone to the Sakyong’s central text on Vajrayana practice of visualization, which enriches and eases the journey of students walking the sacred path of pure appearance. As a Werma Acharya, Christie assists the Sakyong in teaching Scorpion Seal Assemblies. Christie and her husband live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Financial aid is available for this program.