Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat: Chakrasamvara Track with Acharya Richard John

July 13–27, 2008

Tuition $350 + 14 nights

Register below for Vajrayana Garchen: Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat with Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche-Chakrasamvara Track with Acharya Richard John.

Prerequisite: Chakrasamvara abhisheka

Acharya Richard John’s teaching has for many years focused on the union of the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. He has directed all levels of Shambhala Training, several Warrior Assemblies, Sutrayana Seminary and weekend programs at Shambhala Centers worldwide. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia.

For weekend and extended programs, Richard’s emphasis has been on intensive meditation programs such as Mahamudra, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Maitri/Five Wisdoms, sadhana intensives and the Six Dharmas of Naropa; introductory programs such as The Three Jewels and Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism; and the “transmission” levels of Shambhala TrainingLevel Five, Drala, Windhorse and Golden Key. He led the Sadhana Track of the 2007 Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat at Shambhala Mountain.

Lodge Single or Double accommodations are currently not available. If you want to be put on a waitlist for the Lodge, or if you have other housing questions, please send an email to with Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat Waitlist in the subject line and indicating your housing preference. When rooms become available, they will be assigned by order of the date requested.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.