Mahasangha Gathering and Werma Assembly – SAVE THE DATE
July 22–31, 2021
Diana Mukpo leads the MahaSangha Gathering with special guest Pema Chödron. Werma faculty include Agness Au, Gaylon Ferguson, and Loden Nyima.
Tuition will vary per program.
Mahasangha Gathering, July 22-25
Join us for a gathering on the land at Shambhala Mountain Center to practice, to dialogue, to vision, and to celebrate SMC’s 50th anniversary. The program will be modular with opportunities to engage in a practice track of your choice and attend dharma talks and workshops, contemplative arts and movement, and facilitated dialogues related to the past, present, and future of our community in the broadest sense. The program will also include downtime and opportunities for socializing, enjoying the natural beauty of Shambhala Mountain Center, and networking between and among practitioners. All are welcome who feel connected to the Shambhala teachings and legacy of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, regardless of teacher, practice stream, or inspiration. There will be an option to register for the Mahasangha Gathering and Werma Assembly at SMC in tandem.
Note: 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. COVID policy will be included in registration.
Regional Werma Assemblies
Shambhala Mountain Center, July 25-31
Faculty: Agness Au, Gaylon Ferguson, Loden Nyima
Dorje Denma Ling, July 21- 25
Faculty: TBA in the coming weeks
This is an open invitation to join a regional Werma Assembly at Shambhala Mountain Center or Dorje Denma Ling this summer. Focused on the Werma Sadhana, these assemblies are an opportunity to enter further or refresh a connection to the Shambhala terma and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching streams. This will be a reunion of warriors to celebrate together, find healing in community, deepen our practice, and receive instruction on the Werma Sadhana in a retreat setting. 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 Werma Sadhana and 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.
Online Participation: Werma Assembly Only
Online participation will be offered for both the DDL and SMC Werma Assemblies. In-person and online participants will also have access to an archive of recordings from both programs. We well understand that regardless of what public health precautions are recommended and taken for the pandemic by the time of this program, there is a spectrum of vulnerability, risk, and personal choice for what will feel wise for each individual. If you wish to participate online from home for any reason we warmly encourage you to do so. We will be offering an online option for the Werma Assemblies for this reason, and out of deep caution and respect for the safety of all participants, very much invite you to choose this option if that is best. Please know you will be supported in so doing.