ONLINE • Chakrasamvara Drupchen

Greg Smith

May 1–11, 2021

Sliding Scale $80 - $500

Chakrasamvara Drupchen is a powerful practice that includes creating the full Sand Mandala and practicing the complete sadhana including the feast offering every day. It is especially helpful for overcoming obstacles for the coming year. The Vidhyadhara requested that we do this Drupchen after Shambhala Day annually. Drupchen is not for accumulation of mantras but for gaining a thorough familiarity with the whole sadhana. There will be guided practice and instruction on the practice of the different sections and the meaning of this poignant practice.

Program Schedule

All times listed are in the Mountain Time Zone.

Schedule subject to change

May 1st
Zoom Room opens 7:30 pm
Online orientation 7:45 pm
Welcome Session 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

May 2nd-4th
Program Sessions 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

May 5th-10th
Program Sessions 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 2:00 – 7:30 pm (will include a tea break and feast practice)

May 11th
Final Program Session 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Of course, you may join from any timezone.


Registration closes two hours before the start of the program.


This program will be recorded and posted daily for registered participants to view. The recordings will not be downloadable and will be deleted at the end of the program.

Financial Assistance

This program offers tiered pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need. If you would be unable to attend at the lowest end of the tuition, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please note that scholarships are awarded in the order that they are received, so apply early.


Chakrasamvara Abisheka.

Heart Gift

There will be an opportunity during the program to offer a drupchen staff gift.

Drupchen Leader

Greg Smith

Greg Smith, a well known sangha artist and thangka painter, has lived and painted at Shambhala Mountain Center for many years. He has been a student of meditation since 1976, first with Chögyam Trungpa and later with his son Sakyong Mipham. Greg has taught meditation and Buddhist studies since 1982.

Program Details

This is an online program that will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.

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