Diana Mukpo, Agness Au, Gaylon Ferguson and Loden Nyima
July 25–31, 2021
This assembly is an opportunity to enter further or refresh a connection to the Shambhala terma and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching streams. Focused on the Werma Sadhana, this will be a reunion of warriors to celebrate together, find healing in community, and deepen our practice in a retreat setting. Participants will receive the lung (reading transmission) and instructions for the Werma Sadhana. It is open to those who have already received the Werma Sadhana and to those who have fulfilled preliminary requirements and wish to receive the lung and associated transmissions. More information is below about online participation and the application process for first time recipients of the Werma Sadhana. Please note: full participation, either in-person or online, is required.
Please note: space for this program is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you have questions, we recommend you still register to the best of your ability to reserve your spot, and then we will sort out your questions. If you have questions after you register, email is the fastest way to receive a response: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Werma Sadhana
We will be socially distanced and modular in order to create a safe container in line with CDC and state COVID protocols. Vaccine for all participants is strongly encouraged. Please review the SMC COVID-19 policy before completing registration.
You are on the registration page for the in-person Werma Assembly. Click here to register for online (remote) attendance.
Lady Diana Mukpo, the wife of Vidyadhara the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, was born Diana Judith Pybus in 1953 in England. She first saw Chogyam Trungpa at a Free Tibet rally in London. Within a year, she and the Vidyadhara met and fell in love. They were married on January 3, 1970. A few months later, they left England for North America. They had been married seventeen years when the Vidyadhara died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1987. Lady Diana has had a lifelong passion for horsemanship. She is among a handful of women who ever trained in dressage at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Today, she continues to train and compete dressage horses at the international level and to teach the discipline of dressage to many students. In addition to pursuing her own career and raising their five children, Lady Diana often accompanied the Vidyadhara when he travelled and taught with him at some seminars and retreats. Lady Diana is the author of Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa. Since Rinpoche’s death, Lady Diana has taught throughout the Shambhala mandala, presenting both her personal experiences with the Vidyadhara as well as sharing her knowledge of the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings.
Gelong Loden Nyima is a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He lived at Gampo Abbey from 2009 – 2017 where he practiced intensively, completed Shedra studies, and served in various roles including as a Shastri. He now lives at Shambhala Mountain Center where he serves as Resident Teacher and a founding faculty member for the Summer Seminar and other programs. He spends a portion of each year in retreat, frequently travels to continue his own dharma education, and can often be seen jogging around the land at SMC.