Shambhala Mahamudra Weekend Retreat
with Acharya Richard John
Registration for this weekend retreat is now closed.
Mahamudra, the “great symbol,” is among the most profound meditation traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. This retreat, suitable for both newer and advanced students, will weave together this advanced practice with the Shambhala teachings and path. The practice of mahamudra is a powerful way to explore basic goodness and non-conceptual mind both on the meditation cushion and in everyday life.
The retreat is modeled on the extensive mahamudra practice from the three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey. It includes guided meditation, short commentaries, extended periods of silence, and day-end discussions. Participants use shamatha and vipashyana to look at the mind and sensory perceptions, with emphasis on direct personal experience.
Please join us for this rare opportunity.
For an article written by Acharya Richard John to help introduce this retreat see Introduction to Shambhala Mahamudra on our blog.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III, or the recommendation of a senior meditation instructor
Schedule: Friday, May 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM; Saturday, May 4, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; and Sunday, May 5, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Suggested price: $165.00. Generosity Policy applies. In addition, we will provide an opportunity to express appreciation and support for Acharya John and his teaching by collecting a monetary gift for him.
About Acharya Richard John: An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and for many years has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs internationally. He is known for his experiential and practical approach, which encourages participants to connect with the teachings personally and apply them in daily life. To learn more, click here.
Questions? Contact Mark Hazell at [email protected].