with Acharya Richard John

December 2nd—December 6th

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  • $300 Program Price
  • $350 Patron Price
  • $75 per day Alternate Price

The morning practice each day will be Ashe Mahamudra, the extraordinary text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, which is now introduced at all Sacred World Assemblies. This retreat will begin with a reading lung of Ashe Mahamudra on Saturday December 2.

For the remaining two practice sessions each day, participants may choose to do one of three tracks: Ashe Mahamudra, Rigden Ngondro, or Werma Sadhana, which will meet group practice requirements for their chosen practice. There will also be a special session for Scorpion Seal practitioners.

Participants are requested to attend the entire weekend, and then full days as much as possible, although they are also welcome to attend talks at 4:00 each day. Each day will begin with coffee and tea at 8:30am, and conclude about 5:30pm.

There will opportunities for conversation and questions, and we will conclude with a Shambhala Sadhana feast on Wednesday, December 6.


Acharya Richard John

A long-time friend and teacher of the Milwaukee Shambhala Center, Acharya John was an early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He was appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and for many years has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, and internationally. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and now teaches full time. Acharya John and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.