Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat: Werma Track with Acharya Christie Cashman
Acharya Christie Cashman
July 13–27, 2008
Register below for the Vajrayana Garchen: Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat with Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche-Werma Track with Acharya Christie Cashman.
Prerequisite: Authorization to practice the Werma Sadhana
Acharya Christie Cashman entered the Shambhala Buddhist teachings in 1971, dedicating herself to intensive study and practice, and eventually teaching a full range of courses, from introductory meditation intensives at Naropa University to Vajrayana sadhana classes and Shambhala Training levels. For many years she taught at the three-month Vajradhatu Seminary and worked closely with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on curriculum design and implementation. Christie moved to Nova Scotia in 1987, and in subsequent years taught at several Warrior and Kalapa Assemblies. From 1999 to 2003 she served as international executive director of Shambhala Training, and today she continues to engage in Shambhala and Buddhist curriculum development and the training of teachers. Christie and her husband live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.