Ten-Day Mahamudra, Werma and Ngondro Retreat

With Acharya Susan Chapman and Russell Rodgers

October 5 - 15, 2013

  • $500.00 – Program Price
  • $400.00 – Payment after deposit

Program Contact: Russel Rodgers.

This ten-day retreat fulfills Shambhala path requirements for an acharya-led weekthun for ngondro and werma practitioners. At the same time it provides an introduction to the practice of mahamudra vipashyana investigations. This training, which stabilizes the nature of mind transmission, is recommended by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for all Shambhala Vajrayana students. The retreat will run from Saturday evening, October 5, to Tuesday evening, October 15. October 5th will be an arrival day, and October 16 the departure day. There will be a dinner and orientation at the Centre at 6 pm on the arrival day. Meals will be provided at the Centre for the duration of the retreat. The retreat is open to werma and ngondro practitioners in the Shambhala tradition.

Reserving a Place

Space is limited to about 22 participants. The suggested donation is $500 (see our  Generosity Policy). Plan for a teacher’s gift. Your reservation will be considered complete when we have received your completed registration form and a $100 reservation deposit (payable to Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre and refundable before September 15th.

Practice Texts

Please bring your ngondro or werma texts and chant books. We will be providing a practice text based on Dakpo Tashi Nyamgal’s book Clarifying the Natural State. Participants should purchase Thrangu Rinpoche’s commentary on this text, Crystal Clear, and read it in advance of the retreat.

About the Teachers


Acharya Susan Chapman

Acharya Susan Chapman has been a student of Shambhala since 1974. She has an MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa University, worked with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, and is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She has … More


Russell Rodgers

The Director will be Russell Rodgers, a veteran of many retreats. Russell specializes in bringing the advanced teachings of Buddhism into everyday language.